There are little details in businesses that should not be overlooked. These little details can be very good or very bad; they can lead to great growth or great disappointment. I keep on mentioning summer coming up because that is when everyone has a more flexible schedule when they can do a lot of work. Working on the little details before the long break will allow you to have a strong start during summer break. Waiting to do the little details in summer will lead to a shaky start and most likely an undesirable result.
“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” –Max Lucado
What does this quote mean to you?
Yesterday, I got a small taste of what the later years of high school will be like. I was assigned a lot of homework that I had to do after my track practice. Doing all of my work as an entrepreneur at the same time proven to be challenging, but I prevailed. Everyone gets a small taste of what they know the future holds. I know I will be getting a lot of homework over the next 2 years (because I know what the ‘workload’ is for a senior), and as my business grows, I will have to put in more work for my business as well. I am also very excited to be taking an AP course next year among other honors courses. Will the workload be tough? Absolutely. However, I have an idea of what I am getting myself into, and when the work gets easier after those 2 years, I will have great time management skills. We all get a small taste of what it will be like in the future; we just have to make sure we are better off in the end.
It is hard to remember that the two giants of Social Media, Twitter and Facebook, started out as 1 line of code. Now that Twitter and Facebook have been around for almost a decade, millions of people have created accounts on Twitter and about a billion people have created accounts on Facebook. At one point, those numbers were 0 people on Facebook and 0 people on Twitter. So what happened? The creators of Facebook and Twitter were able to finish through with their project and promote it to a lot of people. Finishing big projects tends to be annoying, and it is easier to finished with a shortened or smaller product that is good, but not as good as what it was meant to be. Everything created by human hands in existence whether that may be a house nearby or the Empire State Building all started out as ideas. These ideas were finished, and we can now see them today.
Do you have an eBook or product that you want people to buy? The best way to get more sales for that product is to AVOID promoting that individual product or eBook too much. An example of this is my eBook about Honest Ways To Make Money Online. I do not talk about it too much (maybe twice a week on Twitter), but I provide other content as well. You can easily create loyal customers, but you don’t start by shoving your services, product, or eBook right into their face. I created a Squidoo lens that tells people how to make money online. I put my eBook all the way on the bottom of that lens so it wouldn’t get in the way of the content. The content entices people to keep an eye on you, and then when you promote your eBook, product, or service, you will get a lot of sales. Don’t overpromote what you want to sell. It takes time to succeed.
When people are tired, they tend to overlook what is important or what could be important. People who are tired tend to miss out on the small details that could have been huge benefactors in the long run. Tiredness can also lead to careless mistakes that can decrease the value of your content. Poor writing can overshadow good content because it shows carelessness which only results when a person is tired. If you are only getting less than 9 hours of sleep per day, then you need to change your schedule.