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Can't See The Forest For The Trees?

Lake WindermereLast weekend, I went on a short vacation to a great place here in the UK – the Lake District. It’s an amazing place, and it has several views which have been voted the best Britain.

You can see an image of one of the places there on the right.

It was a great, much-needed weekend away, and now I feel fresher than ever.

But I’m not telling you this to brag – it’s to illustrate an important lesson

When you’re working on something for so long, it’s very easy to get so immersed in it that you forget the bigger picture.

There’s a popular saying which says somebody…

“Can’t see the forest for the trees.”

Definition: overly concerned with detail; not understanding the whole situation.

For example, if you’re working on the smaller things in your business such as setting up your blog, writing content, or anything you do on a daily basis – it’s easy to forget WHY you’re doing them, and what they will achieve.

It’s not about the secret traffic strategies, the loopholes, the WordPress plugins, softwares or anything else. Your main goal is to sell an information product to a customer.

Sure, everything else is designed to help you accomplish that – but that process should be your main focus with everything you do.

Not only that, but the more hours you work, the easier it is to lose motivation – as it’s easier to lose sight of exactly WHY you’re working, as you’re too busy thinking about the work itself (not your end goal).

In your case, if you’re working away at all the smaller things in your online business, sometimes you need to take a step back from things for a few days to allow your next step to “light up” in your mind.

This will not only give you precise clarity on what you need to do to reach your end goal, but also ‘recharge’ your motivation, allowing you to be more productive when you work.

So if you’re currently feeling lost and overwhelmed, take just one or two days away from your online business, and I can guarantee you’ll be able to see the bigger picture, meaning your next steps will be much easier to see.

Plus, you’ll have a great time doing it, too! 🙂

Talk soon,
- James Francis.

P.S. Do you agree? Or do you have any comments? Leave a comment below, as I read them all…

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