Today, I want to help you get rid of some of your unnecessary troubles. There are situations in life where we create problems for ourselves even though these problems don't exist. This results in stress that could have easily been avoided.
I will tell you my personal experience with this kind of situations and give you an easy trick to avoid ending up in these situations.
So let's say, for example, your life is fine. Right? You're going through life. You have your stuff. You have your job. You have your business or something like that. And everything's good. And then at some point, you come across something new and you start looking into it and it becomes really, really interesting. And then at some point you kind of become obsessed with this thing. So maybe the reason I’m telling you this is because it happens a lot to me, because I like to explore new things and I will uncover new stuff, you know, pretty much every day.
But here's the twist. What happens and what can happen, and probably you you've been there. So me, for example, right now, I'm working on a new workflow of something I want to do. So for whatever it is for you, you’ll start looking into this. You’re really hyped up and you’ll do research on that stuff. And then afterwards, you get to a point where for whatever reason, you think that you can't live without this. It's like its part of your life. You need it like you need air to breathe. You can't think of anything else. It becomes an obsession.
And in a lot of cases, it ends up consuming you and you forget that two days before you were fine. This wasn't in your life. You were fine. And if you don't do it right now, you're fine. You're not going to die or anything. But now you have this this project and you will just dive in for, like, I don't know, like hours and hours every day and stuff. You dream about it and you're like, oh, man, this is not working. My life is ruined. I'm like, dude, your life is not ruined. Your life is fine.
So you have to be careful of this kind of thing, because this is the kind of thing that can get you distracted. So remember I told you two days ago or was it yesterday that I got distracted from my core business. I was exploring and spending more time on other stuff than I was spending on my core business, which, you know, again, if you remember what I said, I don't actually have to spend any time on my core business. But you don't want to go and get too far away from your core business. You need to stay in tune and understand what's going on in the market and stuff.
This particular thing where I found something that looked promising and all that stuff, all my energy was in there, which is good. Your energy, your focus and stuff. But it's just that feeling that you can't live without this. And your life is ruined if you don't make any progress on this thing because everything will go to hell. But I'm like, no, you know what? Everything is fine.
So I've decided that, you know what? I have an objective. I want to double my core business this year. And I I'm putting everything together to do it. And I'm pretty sure I can actually do it. And then afterwards, I'll just slow down on these other things and see afterwards.
It's just that, you know, when you're passionate and stuff, sometimes that's what can happen if you only listen to your feelings and you don't take the time to slow down and think rationally and compartmentalize. But I do understand, you know, but it takes some real planning, like long term planning and stuff to realize that kind of thing and make sure not to fall into this trap again. But it's not just about me. What I want in this podcast is for you to be prepared for that kind of stuff, because it really does happen.