Before jumping on that shiny new thing, here’s something you need to know first.

We all know what this shiny object syndrome is and we’re all guilty of doing it.

Getting distracted with the latest shiny thing never goes away. So how can you manage your time and attention so you and your business are less likely to suffer in the long run?

That’s what this episode is all about. We discuss the pros and cons of being an early adapter as well as telltale signs you need to be aware before jumping into a new project.

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~ Jess, Mik & Deb

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Do you find yourself getting distracted constantly by new apps, strategies, or hobbies? Well this episode may just be what you need to listen to! 


what we cover in this episode:

  • What shiny object syndrome means;
  • Some examples of what shiny object syndrome is;
  • How the fear of missing out (FOMO) can lead to being more distracted;
  • Some benefits and disadvantages of jumping early into the new thing;
  • What to consider whether you should invest in the new shiny thing;
  • How makers can differentiate between a distraction and a strategy that can be beneficial to your business;
  • Focusing on the core elements of your business that makes a real impact to your business in the long run;
  • Find the focus of your business and do it well before looking at anything shiny;
  • How long to stick to something to check if it’s working before changing or fixing or doing something different;
  • Steps you may want to take to reduce being distracted by the shiny object;
  • Doing the hard things first;
  • Being aware which shiny objects could be good or bad;
  • Start focusing on things that make you money;
  • Looking for small adjustments that will work vs. being distracted with something new;
  • Finding something that you can commit to consistently;
  • Don’t give up too soon on something because you are not seeing results right away.
  • If you can’t see yourself doing your business in 10 years, don’t do it. Also, don’t wait to start your business for 10 years if you think it’s something you can do  long term.