You probably already noticed that I haven’t written a blog post here since December 31st 2009 just by reading the title of this blog.
It is not because I haven’t got anything to say. It is not because I don’t know how to use WordPress or lack the skills to write. It is not because I don’t understand the value of blogging and creating online content. So then why is it that I haven’t posted in such a long time?
It is simply because I have been so busy over the past several years working in my business, instead of working on my business. Like most entrepreneurs, executives, business owners, and hard working people I have had so many things going on that I haven’t taken or allocated the time the work on my own company’s blog.
I probably could have back dated some posts to make it look like there have not been gaps between posts. I could have delegated or outsourced it to someone else to create posts and put them on instead. I could have uninstalled and reinstalled WordPress and started all over again, or even just deleted the whole blog and removed it from the site altogether.
A number of different things could have been done and I am sure a lot of very savvy bloggers, marketers, and other people could share many other things that I could have done. And I am sure I probably will get some people that will comment and make suggestions in response to this post.
Instead I decided to sit down and write this post and perhaps run the risk of getting ridiculed by people that know me or others that I don’t know that stumbled across this blog post. Who knows, I may even get some of you contacting me to offer to create content and postings for me. So you may be asking, “why do it?”
Simple. I decided to do it because I feel quite a few people will relate to it. Not everyone will, but some of you will relate to the fact that you have been so focused on working in your business (instead of on it!), taking care of your clients, putting out fires, earning a living, building a business, or that you have been so busy caught up in the day to day activities of life.
Just like most human beings, I am not perfect, but every day presents an opportunity for a fresh start. A new beginning from this day forward. Maybe you can relate, maybe you can’t, or maybe you don’t even care (and that is ok too.).
To me, I see it as an opportunity to pick up where I left off and work harder on refocusing my efforts towards working on my business, instead of in it. There really is no reason not to. I like many other people just need to make the time to get things like this done.
What is funny is that I have been meaning to sit down and write this post for months. I have even joked to friends and close colleagues of mine that maybe I should write a blog post explaining why I haven’t written on my company’s blog for almost two years! But as one day went by, another day went by, then a week went by, then a month went by, I finally said “F@#* it! I am just going to sit down, and do it!” And here we are.
Action is in my opinion the biggest driver of success and achievement. Even if you don’t have things perfect, it is best to just get out there and take action. Even if you do it wrong and try something that doesn’t work, you will at least learn what works well and what doesn’t. Like one of my favorite business authors (and one of my many unofficial mentors, Michael Masterson) advises in one of his bestselling books “Ready, Fire, Aim“ we should not be afraid to just take action and be willing to put it the time to get things done, even if it is not perfect.
So I am taking action and I am working on refocusing my efforts on taking consistent action. We all have nothing to lose and everything to gain. And if I can suck it up and just do it, then so can you! Start today, don’t wait. Get out there and take action! You can’t score any baskets in the game of life if you never make an attempt to take a shot. I hope this motivates you to do the same and if it does, I would love to hear about it!
Wishing all of you greatness and success!