I find these days, that I have so much work to do, that I sometimes don’t know where to start – Maybe you can relate to this.
As you’ll no doubt be aware, I am on John Thornhill’s Marketing Masterclass and to be fair we’ve made some excellent and remarkable progress since the course started some 23 weeks ago.
A lot of what we do is relationship building, whether that’s with our class mates, who may one day become JV partners, helping each other out, sharing ideas and helping to solve problems together, or just making new friends, which is an added bonus. Of course there is Affiliate Marketing too, you indirectly work with the author/creator of the product you’re selling.
The tricky bit comes when you have several tasks to do all at once and your time really becomes a precious commodity.
As per normal I found myself visiting other students blogs to read their content and if I felt compelled to – leave a comment. Unfortunately a lot of my classmates have, for varying reasons, not been able to keep up with the pace of the course. Which is of course perfectly acceptable and understandable. It’s not a race after all and we all have a life outside of the internet, not to mention the fact that everyone has paid the not small course fees.
Well in a moment of frustration at having wasted, or a feeling that I had wasted, my time visiting all these sites that hadn’t been updated. ‘Lazy so and so’s I thought, aren’t they bothered’? I thought these things with my own interests at heart. I had been trying my hardest to do all the good things we need to do, link building being one of them, and I wasted a couple of hours.
I even posted in the Masterclass Forum asking who had dropped out. Again this was done with my own interests at heart. I received some fairly frank responses, (which I like) all of which told me what I already knew, people get busy, people get distracted, people try their best, circumstances are circumstances.
I have had a bit of time to reflect on my little outburst In my sales role, I never put myself before my prospects, which usually ends up with me making a sale. I always seem to let things go over my head, but for some reason, maybe bourne out of a burning desire to suceed at this IM malarky, I let things frustrate me.
So I’d like to take this opportunity to say to those people that I mumbled to when their sites weren’t updated, I came to visit you but you weren’t in, I forgot to leave a message but I will do on my next visit and if you need any help from me I will be happy to assist.
Normal service has now been resumed and I wish you all Happy Marketing