The Work From Anywhere Podcast

How I Beat Shiny Object Syndrome

November 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 48
The Work From Anywhere Podcast
How I Beat Shiny Object Syndrome
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The Work From Anywhere Podcast
How I Beat Shiny Object Syndrome
Nov 05, 2019 Season 1 Episode 48
Christian Martin

There’s a cruel monster in the business world reaching out from the depths of the underground, dragging you down and holding you back from everything that you want. That monster is shiny object syndrome.

I’ve got eight ways that I finally beat shiny object syndrome. I still fall victim to it sometimes just like anyone, but I’ve overcome it enough to hit my initial goals in business and get out of that cycle of starting new things over and over again.

1. Have a tangible goal. You may have a strong vision of what you want to accomplish, like “making an impact,” but that’s a very abstract thing. Add something tangible to your vision.

2. Be willing to suck. Most people can’t tolerate not being good at things, so they’ll just walk away and try to find something that’s easier. That’s a huge mistake.

3. Have short-term losses for long-term gains. You have to play a long game, and you’re not going to get there without any losses. Your goal is to level yourself up, not to become a millionaire on day one.

4. Listen to the market. The market will tell you exactly what to do. Just tweak what you’re doing based on market feedback and data that you gather.

5. Recruit support and encouragement. It blows my mind when people won’t spend any money on the education process. You can leverage the power of learning what everyone before you already has.

6. Put yourself in work jail. I put myself in work jail for two years so that there was no getting out from my business idea. It forced me to suck it up when I felt like quitting.

7. Money is just a number. Take the emotions out of money and stop tying it to your ego. It’s just a number. Your long-term fulfillment will come from helping people solve a problem.

8. Have the next goal ready to go. As soon as I achieved my goal, I felt burnt out and like there was no point to continue. Make sure that you have the next goal you want to hit in mind.

To learn more about defeating shiny object syndrome, visit https://www.digitalnomad.com/podcast

Show Notes

There’s a cruel monster in the business world reaching out from the depths of the underground, dragging you down and holding you back from everything that you want. That monster is shiny object syndrome.

I’ve got eight ways that I finally beat shiny object syndrome. I still fall victim to it sometimes just like anyone, but I’ve overcome it enough to hit my initial goals in business and get out of that cycle of starting new things over and over again.

1. Have a tangible goal. You may have a strong vision of what you want to accomplish, like “making an impact,” but that’s a very abstract thing. Add something tangible to your vision.

2. Be willing to suck. Most people can’t tolerate not being good at things, so they’ll just walk away and try to find something that’s easier. That’s a huge mistake.

3. Have short-term losses for long-term gains. You have to play a long game, and you’re not going to get there without any losses. Your goal is to level yourself up, not to become a millionaire on day one.

4. Listen to the market. The market will tell you exactly what to do. Just tweak what you’re doing based on market feedback and data that you gather.

5. Recruit support and encouragement. It blows my mind when people won’t spend any money on the education process. You can leverage the power of learning what everyone before you already has.

6. Put yourself in work jail. I put myself in work jail for two years so that there was no getting out from my business idea. It forced me to suck it up when I felt like quitting.

7. Money is just a number. Take the emotions out of money and stop tying it to your ego. It’s just a number. Your long-term fulfillment will come from helping people solve a problem.

8. Have the next goal ready to go. As soon as I achieved my goal, I felt burnt out and like there was no point to continue. Make sure that you have the next goal you want to hit in mind.

To learn more about defeating shiny object syndrome, visit https://www.digitalnomad.com/podcast

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