Stop Theorizing About SEO and Start Taking Action
The cure for procrastination is...
I wrote this article because I can tell that some of you guys are having trouble implementing the advice that I give. Among the people who are having trouble, I’m noticing a few common themes. This article addresses some of the problems that I see with people who are ruining their lives by not taking action.
Analysis paralysis: a common condition
SEO tends to attract very analytical people. If that describes you, then you’re likely the type who wants to optimize everything in advance. You want to gather as much knowledge as you possibly can, thinking that this will prevent you from making mistakes.
I can tell you right now that perfectionists never get far in life. The fact is that the only way to really learn about WiFi money (or anything truly worth doing) is by taking action.
Yes, reading this Substack and refreshing Twitter will help. But as much as I would love to be completely self-promotional, the reality is that my advice is only a supplement to your real learning.
Your classroom isn’t Twitter or YouTube. The answers you seek won’t be found in a book or some random article online. You obtain the knowledge and success that you so desperately crave by doing the one thing that no one wants to do: getting up early and doing the work.
I’m writing this in a Panera Bread at 6:30 AM. I’m the only one here. It feels like the employees all woke up, got ready, and drove to work just for me.
No one does this shit.
Sleeping in is easy. “Gathering knowledge” for six months before you start your first website is easy. Asking people questions on Twitter feels like you’re “doing something” without feeling any of the negative emotions that come with taking real action.
Procrastination feels GREAT.
Saying “fuck it” and throwing on the latest Netflix Original Series is so damn easy. You’ll be comfortable and entertained. Netflix doesn’t demand anything from you other than the monthly subscription fee. You don’t even need to press pause to cook a meal because Doordash is just a couple clicks away.
Now let’s stop and be honest for a moment. Does it really feel good?