If you have been online in the last 15+ years you have probably seen or purchased an information product on whatever subject. Many of the courses people buy go unused as they give up or never start and learn the information. I myself am a huge example of this. I have bought so many at this point it is a little maddening to think I have zero results from any of them. Who is to blame, me or the course? Well I am to blame for sure.
Recently, while using the iOS app "Calm" I reflected on how much money I am leaving on the table by NOT taking action on these courses. I added up each course's conservative approximate revenues, and was stunned at the results.
On the low end I missing out on over $300,000 per month! I know, it sounds way too optimistic, but really it isn't. The high end is virtually limitless but at least 800k with more effort, and delegation. Think about which courses or books or products you have bought and not yet utilized. How much are you leaving on the table?
The problem I think most people have is they either:
- Don't follow the course at all
- Don't follow the whole course, aka pick and choose what you want to learn
- Don't do the required tasks repeatedly to achieve success. Sometimes you need to promote your product or service many many times to have success.
- Stop too early, either in the middle of the course, or after setbacks in the business.
I am also guilty of all of the above. I really want to change this though as my future depends on it.
Knowing how much I am missing out on really got my adrenaline flowing and motivated. I need to kick the devil off my shoulder telling me to "Just watch Netflix, it is way better than work!" I'd rather do this work and eventually watch Netflix on an island on the beach in the future. That is the most inspiring thing about an online business is that you can work from anywhere in the world.
I hope this reaches someone and helps them out in some way! If it has, leave a comment! I would love to hear from you. I am literally going through this struggle myself right now to turn my productivity level around. So don't feel like you're alone in this fight!