See How Easily You Can Overcome Information Overload…

by Josh Garcia on May 7, 2010

Overcome Informatin Overload

Yesterday evening I was chatting with someone about launching their business blog.

You see they want to start making money online and generate leads for their business. Nothing wrong with this picture. That’s what I’m doing.

Now this is where most individuals are faced with at the beginning. They spend to much time studying everything.

Stop trying to know it all

Don’t miss understand me. You do have to learn some basics to get your business blog up. But don’t try to learn everything about Copywriting, SEO, PPC, or Video Marketing.

If you are planning to launch a business blog and your main focus is going to be primarly writing content. Then hands down you want to learn about Copywriting. Don’t worry about SEO at the beginning.

Once you feel you have the rhythm of writing content. Then start learning the basics of SEO. So you can start implementing it to your content. Now, if you are going to primarly do Video Marketing. Learn it first, then dive into SEO.

Don’t do the mistake of getting yourself so confused by diving into all the programs that are available and then do nothing with it. Starting out you don’t need to have all of the information to jump start your business blog.

The down affect of information overload

This is what I do know when you are faced with information overload. You can have the tendency to get lazy. Let me explain, you sit down and just keep on feeding yourself with information without you even thinking about implementing it.

The goal is not to be the Guru overnight. I know individuals that try to look like a guru. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know everything about Copywriting, SEO, Video Marketing, or PPC.

What I do know is take action and learn in the process of performing. As I’m performing and learning, why not share the information with fellow internet marketers.

Do you enjoy eating?

I heard this analogy about information overload and it stuck with me. Primarily because it deals with food and I enjoy eating.

Think of information as food and when you over eat you don’t feel to good. When you eat too much you can get lazy and sick sometimes. Therefore you eat in moderation or small portions so your stomach can digest it.

Well, information overload does have the same affect. You feel sick over time. Just some of the feelings can be lost of focus, frustration, or depression.

Having the symptoms of information overload can even shut you down from being creative.

How to prevent it

The best way to prevent information overload as you are going through blog post, forums, or information you purchased. Is make sure you save the information you just read into file or by bookmarking it for later use.

Now, if what you just read sounds cool but you are not at that level of implementing it yet…Save it and move on!

The secret is to take what you currently know and implement it ASAP. Once you get going with your business blog, content, or video you’ll start to dig back to some of the materials you’ve read.

Don’t get paralyzed in the early stages of implementing your business blog. Develop your momentum and learn in the process. By using this strategy you’ll be gradually be educating yourself.

Before you know it, you’ll know more and understand it so you can educate others.

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Josh Garcia

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Twila Jacobs May 7, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Hi Josh,

That is excellent advice. There is so much info on the net it can be overwhelming and burdonsome and get someone off track real quick.

Baby steps, you can’t run before you can walk.

Start out with one thing, get good at it, then move on to something else. Otherwise, you’ll get so overwhelmed you’ll give up.

Have a great day!
Twila
.-= Twila Jacobs´s last blog ..Hit A Mental Roadblock? How To Recycle An Old Blog Post =-.

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Josh Garcia May 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Hi Twila,

It is way to easy to get drowned with all of the info available. But the is the key to start out with one thing and move from there.

Have a great weekend!

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Wayne Vassell May 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Hey Josh,

Concentrating on one traffic method first is definitely the way to go. If you don’t you end up doing little bits of everything and never getting any satisfying results from one.

Great advice my friend.

Wayne Vassell, signing out…
.-= Wayne Vassell´s last blog ..The “Magical Truth” Behind These MLM Success Stories…. =-.

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Josh Garcia May 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Hi Wayne,

Since I was able to just concentrate on a few ways to generate traffic. This blog shoot up the roof.

Have a great weekend!

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Jerome Ratliff May 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Great analogy to eat too much.

Information overload tends to cripple a lot of people and they don’t even realize it. This is why it’s BEST to utilize one form that works best. In my latest post I called this, a Master of One.

Have an awesome weekend buddy,
Jerome Ratliff
.-= Jerome Ratliff´s last blog ..25 Phrases of Encouragement to Keep You Going =-.

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Josh Garcia May 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Hi Jerome,

Remember not to eat too much this weekend. You have to continue putting out great content on Monday. :)

Have a great weekend!

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Susanna Hess May 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Hi Josh,

Information overload can be a business killer. It actually takes conscious thought NOT to get sucked in when you’re starting off.

This is probably one of the most common things I see with the new people I talk to, so I’m really glad to see you covering it.

Like you mentioned, it’s really good to file the information that you want to learn about later. If you’re not ready to implement it yet, but don’t want to lose it, make sure you’re creating a good file system to keep it all organized.

Excellent post! Have a great weekend!
Susanna

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

Hi Susanna,

I think we all have been there at one point or currently at this point. I read a lot of information on a daily basis. Plus I save a lot of stuff for later use.

Have a great weekend!

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Marek May 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

I admit that I suffer from information overload laziness sometimes (more than a few times, lol). I think the problem is that when you’re learning things like SEO and PPC, it FEELS like you’re accomplishing something.

You might be learning, but what you really need to be doing is TAKING ACTION. Even a total beginner who takes action will beat an expert who does nothing every time.

Cheers!
.-= Marek´s last blog ..The Top 5 Outrageous Ways to Get More Twitter Followers =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

Hi Marek,

That is the secret…Taking Action! I like that, a beginner who takes action will beat an expert who doesn’t.

Have a great weekend!

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Marcus Baker May 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

Hi Josh,

This is a necessary topic about which you have provided some excellent advice.

Often the problem with taking on too much at the start is that one waits until one feels one is good enough at all of it before one starts and because this never happens one never starts.

I am a firm advocate of learn a little, implement a lot then move on, rinse and repeat.

Have a great weekend.

~Marcus
.-= Marcus Baker´s last blog ..Business Personal Development – Keep It All In The Family =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 10:20 am

Hi Marcus,

When learning way more than needed sometimes it just paralyzes you. You said it best with your last sentence.

Have a great weekend!

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Marc Ward May 8, 2010 at 6:08 am

Hey Josh

Great advice, this was one of my problems one I started in network marketing. I tried to learn it all, s.e.o.,blogging, ppc, videos even how to chuck my biz op in peoples face…lol.

Learn one method, master it, then take action with it, tweak it if it’s not working 100%, then move onto the next method.

This post is sure to help some networkers out there.

Marc
.-= Marc Ward´s last blog ..Twitter The New Tweetdeck =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 10:24 am

Hi Marc,

I’m glad that you shared that this was one of the problems you had. So many individuals are experiencing this right now. With so much information on SEO, PPC, and Video Marketing it is easy to get stuck.

Have a great weekend!

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Wayne Wu May 8, 2010 at 11:27 am

Hi Josh,

That’s a great way of explaining it. The blog I have now is my 2nd attempt. On my first attempt, I tried to do everything at once and got nowhere. I’m having much better success 2nd time round.

Like Marcus said, you have to learn a little bit, then apply little bit, then learn a bit more, then apply a bit more. It’s the only way to get results and success.

Have an awesome weekend,
Wayne
.-= Wayne Wu´s last blog ..Rejection Free “Old School” Network Marketing Part II – The Question Every Networker Hates =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

Hi Wayne,

I’m glad that you mentioned that you are on your 2nd wave of your blog. Folks could really learn something from your comment. You create a blog not and tried to get everything all at once. The point I would like the readers to get is…You took action and create a blog!

Most individuals won’t even take that step because they want to read all about SEO, Content Writing, and Driving Traffic. When I launched this blog I was probably receiving 1 view a week. Slowly I started implementing strategies and the traffic slowly started coming.

Have yourself a great weekend!

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Hector Cuevas May 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Hey Josh,

Great tip for preventing information overload. I have literally hundreds of notepad documents that I save right after I learn something new.

But not only do I save the notepad – creating an action step right next to that new info will help you use it later – because information that’s not used is as valuable as no information at all..

thanks for the tips
talk soon,
Hector Cuevas
.-= Hector Cuevas´s last blog ..7 Quick Writing Tips For Daily Bloggers =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Hi Hector,

That is great that you have a system to save your information. I like that, information not used is just like no information at all…

Have a great weekend!

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Ilka Flood May 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Great advise, Josh! It’s easy to get stopped by analysis paralysis. Not a good thing if you want to move forward.

Your advice about bookmarking important stuff to get back to it later is great. That’s actually what I do. Sometimes though I forget what I’ve bookmarked, lol.

Have a great weekend!

Ilka
.-= Ilka Flood´s last blog ..Want To Become A Successful Network Marketer? – Then There’s No Easy Way Out! =-.

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Josh Garcia May 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Hi Ilka,

I can see that happening. Forgetting what you have bookmarked 3-4 months ago. :)

Have a great weekend!

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Ken West May 9, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Hey Josh,

I like how you related information overload to eating too much food in one meal. I think it’s important to pace yourself, but remain steady and consistent. Slow and steady wins the race…

Talk to you soon,

Ken
.-= Ken West´s last blog ..Today’s Success Quote & Action – The Wisdom of Iron Man =-.

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Josh Garcia May 10, 2010 at 12:07 am

Hi Ken,

With so much information available it is way to easy to get overloaded. That is the key secret, that you said!

Have a great week!

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Derek Alvarez May 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

What a great topic, Josh!

It’s a shame when people let all the info available online stop them from taking action.

Monique and I just dove right in without knowing much at all about Internet marketing…

And we’ve just “course-corrected” as we’ve went along. Otherwise, we’d STILL be studying and getting ready to get started!
.-= Derek Alvarez´s last blog ..MLM Nerve Centers: Why every online Network Marketer should have one =-.

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Josh Garcia May 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Hi Derek,

That is the way to go about it. If you have a great guideline to beginning with…why not! Just dive in and fix as you go along. Most think that by studying everything is going to give them a better head start. Well, you have to study and perform at the same time.

Have a great day!

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Matthew Pedler May 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Great advice Josh,

It can be sooo overwhelming in to begin with.

You need to take a deep breath, step back, and concentrate on just a very few things.

thanks for the awesome tips,
Matt
.-= Matthew Pedler´s last blog ..If You Want An Extraordinary Life… =-.

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Josh Garcia May 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Hi Matt,

Take a big breath and dive in! After a few strokes, you’ll adjust and become a pro. :)

Have a wonderful day!

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Eric McMillan May 11, 2010 at 10:56 am

Focus,Focus, Focus, Focus: On one or two things at a time. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your online marketing empire. Get good at one or two things at a time before moving on to something else.

Eric
.-= Eric McMillan´s last blog ..The Ultimate Dos & Don’ts Of Choosing An Awesome Biz Opp =-.

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Josh Garcia May 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Hi Eric,

In internet marketing it is easy to spray all over. However, when you discipline yourself to learn and master 1 or 2 areas. You’ll become a laser that can cut through steel.

Have a wonderful day!

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