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David Elefant

DON'T RELY ON YOUR MEMORY

Today, I was sitting down and trying to think of what I had to do. I had already gone through my checklist but I couldn't help think that I was missing something. Eventually, I did think of something that I hadn't done that day and added it to my checklist. The reason it wasn't on the list to begin with was because it was something new that I had just started doing.

They say the first thing to go is your hair, or your looks, or maybe it's your money. I don't know. I can't remember because I think the first thing that went on me was my memory.

The truth is, as you get more and more successful with Internet marketing or just plain making money on the Internet, you will find that there is a price for that success. The price comes in the form of things you need to do in order to get there and then in the form of the things you need to do once you've made it. It's a never ending process and it doesn't get any easier, especially if you are involved in multiple programs.

Trying to remember all these things, even when you're young, can be difficult, especially when you're not quite used to the routine yet. So it is best to make a checklist of all the things you need to do everyday that you do to run your business. As time goes on you will add to that checklist.

For example, when I first started my first successful online business, this was my checklist. It wasn't much.

1. Write my ad for the day.
2. Email them out to my leads.
3. Send welcome emails to all my sales and signups.
That was it. I really didn't have to think of much.

Here is my checklist for 3 years later.

1. Write my ad for the day.
2. Email them out to my leads.
3. Send welcome emails to all my sales and signups.
4. Write my articles for the day.
5. Do my program reviews for the day.
6. Work on my web site.
7. Police the forums to assist people and make a name for myself.
8. Work on my book(s) (I'm always working on a new book)
9. Check my sales stats and update my screen prints for all my 15 programs.
10. Reply to all the emails I get for assistance.
11. Update my blog.
12. Ping the blog services.
13. Complete any freelance work that I've been contracted for.

That's my day. Keeps me very busy. And yes, it's ALL written down. I trust nothing to my memory anymore.

If you're going to run a successful home based business then you better make sure you do all the things that you need to do for that day. If you want to make sure that these things get done, or at least have a chance of getting done (the above list is a killer some days) then you better write it down.



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