Overcoming Information Overload Paralysis

Hi there and welcome to my blog. It wasn’t long ago that I started listening to podcasts. I, like everyone else, assumed that a “podcast” meant that you had to have an ipod and that it was some mystical thing that only the Apple fanboys could enjoy. I have to tell you, the revelation that it’s nothing more than a sound file that you can download and listen to on any device that can play audio might have been the greatest and worst thing to happen to me! Let me explain…
First, I started listening to tech podcasts because like most guys, I love gadgets. I immediately began listening to the CNet Buzz Out Loud podcast, The 404, and several others. This was great and definitely curbed my tech cravings, but one day I decided to poke around inside iTunes to see what else was available. I started browsing through the business category and looking at the top 10’s. Most of the podcasts that popped up are popular shows that many are familiar with. I was looking for something a bit more tailored towards the small business crowd. This is where a podcast called The Smart Passive Income Podcast popped up. This one discovery has single-handedly changed my perspective on what I’m doing and where I want to be in 5-10 years. For anyone even somewhat interested in making money while you’re doing something other than working, you owe it to yourself to check out Pat Flynn’s site – smartpassiveincome.com

I won’t go into everything that Pat offers on his site as it would take hours, if not days to give him credit for all the great content he produces. He, more than anyone I’ve come across during my information gathering phase has motivated me to get my online business up and running rather than just thinking about it. I can’t give him enough praise for what he provides to the online community to try and help others reach their financial goals. Pat Flynn is honest, insanely thorough, and one of the most helpful people  online.

All that being said, finding his podcast and his website did two things:

1. Motivated me to want to start making some passive money online
2. Sent me down a path of information overload that nearly paralyzed me

If Something is Worth Doing, Do it Wrong

I, like most people, want to do something “right” when I decide to do it.  There is nothing wrong with wanting to do something right, but there is something wrong with not doing anything because you want to do it perfectly the first time.

Don’t let another minute go by without taking action – and by taking action, I mean actually doing something rather than reading about how to do something.  Heck, it won’t hurt my feelings at all if you stop reading this post right now and go set up your site, or buy a domain name, or type your first post.  The single best thing you can do for yourself is TAKE ACTION.

One of my favorite sayings I’ve heard is “If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing wrong”.  I can’t remember who I heard this from, but it didn’t mean to do a terrible job, rather it simply meant to do something and work out the details as you go.  Don’t worry about perfection because YOU WILL NEVER achieve 100% perfection!  There will ALWAYS be something you can improve upon.

Take Action Now

Quit putting up  roadblocks and start paving your own way.

I hope you’re fired up about getting your passive income streams flowing.  My goal for this site is to share with you my journey into the world of passive income.  I’ll be exploring several avenues of passive income including (but definitely not limited to):

  • Niche Sites
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Podcasting
  • Video Blogging/Marketing
  • Outsourcing
  • Investments

Along the way, I will share strategies I’ve tried, projects I’ve started, failures, successes, what’s worked, what hasn’t.  Basically, I want to both motivate and help others succeed in generating passive income.

I will also be providing how-to tutorials to help others overcome some of the obstacles that have gotten in my way.  Anything from setting up WordPress, which plugins I use, services needed to get up and running, etc.

Don’t let another minute go by where you don’t take a measurable action.

You’ll Only Fail if You don’t Attempt

Don’t be afraid of failing – be afraid of what you’ll be missing by not trying.

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