Why You Should Find The Daily Task You Love For Long Term Success
Focus on the main value add for at least one hour per day!
Many creative people know the problem.
They are interested in too many things. They don’t focus on one project, but on too many, so the result of all of them is mediocre.
Most have already understood that the way to wealth and happiness is consistency.
It’s best to provide similar content to similar consumers in similar niches every day. Those who do this for many years significantly increase their chances of fame and fortune!
If you also catch the right trends, you’ll be ahead.
However, there are 2 problems with this:
- there are too many interesting trends at the same time. But you should concentrate on one.
- I have to keep it up to produce quality consistently over a longer period of time.
Consistency in business leads to success
But the creative online wantrepreneur has to identify for himself which specific task he likes so much that he can do it every day for years without losing the desire to do it or without the quality dropping.
In most cases, the entrepreneur must first define this task for himself. It is not necessarily handed to you on a silver plate.
In my case, the daily task is:
I write 1,000 words every day on my fantasy novels!
I focus on this activity, which represents the greatest value creation for my customers (the readers).
And everything else has to be subordinated to these approximately 1.5 hours every morning before breakfast.
This main novel-writing process has to work.
That means that after breakfast, I take care of everything else like book covers and plotting for the next book.
The point is that I love this work, so I know I can do it every day for a long time.
What is my LOVE-TASK?
I didn’t know that from the beginning, though.
Like many authors, I felt the urge to write a book a long time ago.
But it took eight published books for me to come to this realization and this daily routine.
In between, I drifted off and got involved with stocks, newsletters, cryptocurrencies, translations, music, and many more things.
It’s not immediately obvious what that one task is that you’re so into.
Just by thinking about it, I can’t figure it out.
Gain experience — and experience your love!
I always have to experience a business myself and get to know it in all its facets.
Blessed are those successful people who know at the beginning of their adult life what they want to do every day. Success seems to just fall into their laps.
They realized earlier what they are good enough at and enjoy doing enough that it makes them successful in the long run.
Success has a lot to do with self-discovery.
Find that one specific task that you love to do over a long period of time (for the rest of your life?), and that adds value to other people.
Be reliable and specific!
The discipline and reliability that you will perform this task every day for a long time is part of your product and your brand.
A racecar driver is expected to race, a singer is expected to sing, and a creative onlinepreneur is expected to continually produce good content.
You’re not done with that one bestselling e-book.
Maybe your twentieth book will be a bestseller after you improve your writing craft and build a readership.
Specify your daily task with a number as concretely measurable as possible.
I write 1,000 words every day on my fantasy novels.
And this task must represent the core process of your activity. It produces the value that your product is about.
- For book authors: write the next book (not: read other books)
- For bloggers: publish the next post (not: read other posts)
- For Youtuber: Produce the next video (not: watch other videos)
- For Amazon FBA merchants: unlock the next product (not: analyze competitors)
- For day traders: trade (not: analyze a new strategy)
- For newsletter sellers: send out the next newsletter (not: optimize automation)
The activities mentioned in the brackets above are also important. But they are only supporting processes for the main process that produces the real value for the customer. The support processes are far from needing to be executed on a daily basis.
Determine your core daily task NOW, the one that produces value for your customers, and that you will happily and lovingly do for at least the next five years, every day at the same time for at least an hour.
If you are clear on exactly what your product is, then you are clear on what you need to do every day.