Getting Through Walls That Stop Progress, The Journey, Episode 8, Season 2

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Do you ever get stuck? This episode of the Journey explores how Michael Stelzner (founder of Social Media Examiner) and his team work through people, process, and mindset issues that stop tasks from making forward motion.

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15 thoughts on “Getting Through Walls That Stop Progress, The Journey, Episode 8, Season 2”

  1. Have you ever considered that 'project genesis' just isn't that important to you? You may not want to do it as you're simply not feeling it's a valuable use of your time in terms of how it will impact your future growth. If it was an incredibly valuable project that excites you, in your mind you would have prioritised it and become excited about it. Sometimes we're afraid of accepting that our subconscious is really trying to tell us.

  2. Have you considered adding sister events in other parts of the world? Social Media Marketing World – Europe or Asia!

    You’ve got a great product, don’t reinvent the wheel, take what you’ve built and use your experience to go global.

  3. Perhaps setting mini-goals could help. You could aim to make a little bit of progress every day or dedicate some time for it in the week. If something is really important to you, you put it in your schedule.

    Might also be worthwhile to ask whether there are some things you could potentially delegate to someone else, so things don’t seem as overwhelming. 🙂

  4. Just start. ID step 1. Don’t try to ID steps beyond step one. Just ID step 1 and do it. Then continue that process. When something is not happening, a key is to reduce matters to more simple levels. Follow that process until it gets so simple you will do then. If you are waiting for something to be in place or happen before you start, you’ll never start. Go with what you’ve got. That’s all you can ever do. As you move along, the next step will become obvious. The way you eat an elephant is one bite at a time. If you look at the whole elephant you will be intimidated and will not start. When you have a lot of things to do, the best way to do them is one at a time. At the beginning, if you can see your way through a challenge and out the other end, it isn’t a challenge. If, in the beginning, you can’t see your way all through and out the other end, then you have a challenge. . (A lot of old expressions here, but they are appropriate).

  5. Interesting analogy in how you compartmentalize tasks or projects. I think men approach it differently to women. My wife is much better at juggling multiple projects while I like to work sequentially on one project, then another, then another. Perhaps I am generalizing a bit there, but it could be how you are wired. The box of clippings is a frog I would definitely put off eating. Congratulations to Saidah joining a great team.

  6. Hmm, I felt this episode was not as fast paced as the others. The wall analogy, while making a key point, was a little forced for me. Mike, for project genesis give yourself a deadline and work backwards. Remember, work expands to fill time available 😉

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