Monetize Momentum Instead of Ideas

Monetize Momentum Instead of Ideas

They have the knowledge, experience, and great ideas.

It makes sense to build an online business.

But a year or two later, they’re doubting themselves and wondering if they’ll ever generate enough revenue to justify their long work hours.

It’s not an isolated case it’s common.

Too many entrepreneurs experience what I call “failed success.”

It’s an oxymoron that describes someone who is faithfully creating content, has a growing social media following, but spends their time working in their business rather than on their business (a concept found in The E Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber).

It’s the result of ticked boxes—the wrong boxes. Yes, I experienced this myself.

Today, we have better resources, advanced technology, and more social media platforms.

Yet, entrepreneurs and freelancers struggle to earn sufficient revenue.



How Have Others Solved this Puzzle?

The path to success varies. Although there are similarities, entrepreneurs must find a unique solution to differentiate themselves from the rest.

They’ll focus on one method until it’s perfected. It’s a method that fits personal goals, demeanor, and availability of resources.

Their solution becomes like a finished puzzle assembled over time–piece by piece–a refinement of many methods learned and tested.

Their finished puzzle isn’t necessarily our starting point.


Choose the Right Puzzle

Have you ever worked on a puzzle with your child or grandchild?

When my granddaughter Audrey began putting puzzles together, she was a little tike. So, we started with a six-piece wooden puzzle.

As she grew, we tackled 300 and 500-piece puzzles. We even used a little Mod Podge to preserve the accomplishments.

At nine, we’re tackling a 750-piece puzzle. It’s a colorful Thomas Kinkade Disney scene with Aladdin, the Genie, Jasmine, the Sultan, Rajah, and Abu.
It takes time and patience, but she chose the best challenge.

As entrepreneurs, we need to choose the right puzzle.


Don’t Compare Yourself with Others

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Comparing your business to someone else is dangerous.

Others make it sound easy. But it takes years to succeed.

Their business is like a 10,000-piece puzzle, but you think, how hard can it be?

But we don’t stop there. We collect more and more ideas, but we only need one.

Yes, we want to succeed, but our process needs to fit our business.

Share what you know and build from there. Not having all the answers isn’t a detriment. It just means you specialize in one area.

Here’s a great leadership quote that encourages us to be vulnerable and honest.

“We might impress people with our strengths, but we connect with people through our weaknesses.” (Craig Groeschel)


Multiplication is Easier Than Addition

Choosing a simple path (or puzzle) doesn’t mean you can’t aspire to build something extraordinary. Continue to cultivate dreams that are bigger than yourself.

“Always make your future bigger than your past.” (Dan Sullivan)

While growing your business, don’t focus on adding more but on multiplying what you already have in place.

The best way to multiply your efforts is to remove complexity.

  • Follow the path of simplicity.
  • Aspire to do things better, faster, and systematically.
  • Automate and outsource as much as possible without compromising your message’s integrity.



Don’t Start Over; Start a Course Correction

People need an outside voice to point out an adjustment rather than adding more to-do tasks.

That’s why I facilitate 90-day group coaching programs.

90-days is enough time to course-correct and get into momentum with custom solutions that multiply results.

You don’t have to try to fit into someone else’s mold. Instead, develop your unique path with the help of a certified coach.

“Marisa was very helpful in figuring out what I want to do with my business. She offers different kinds of ideas without judgment and goes off of what you want to end up having. She’s very knowledgeable about the world of business, and I’m so grateful I had the chance to receive coaching from her in a group setting.” ~ Suzanne Mun

🙋‍♀️ If you’re ready to implement Strategic Marketing Solutions,
CLICK HERE to schedule a call, and I’ll help you assemble your puzzle.

Stay Resilient!

Marisa Shadrick

Online Marketing Coach and Certified Copywriter


P.S. If you need to quiet the noise and distill many ideas into one profitable reality, simplify your marketing, and create a repeatable system for ongoing revenue, schedule a free 30-minute call. 

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