Why Your Website Never Ends Up The Way You Planned

Website Planning

Ever get the feeling that your website is conspiring against you? Conspiring to hold you up, to stop you from launching so you fail before you even begin?

Ever wonder if maybe there could be a higher force at work here, intent on keeping you stuck in the ever lasting “it’s not quite there yet” cycle?

Endless nights spent rummaging through forums & scraping the “Google” till you’re convinced you must be the only person in the entire planet who this has happened to.

Your eyes are bugging out of your head as you read & re-read every piece of information that even slightly sounds similar to your problem.

You wind up slumped over your computer, head in your hands feeling absolutely defeated.

Ever get the feeling that your website is conspiring against you? Conspiring to hold you up, to stop you from launching so you fail before you even begin? Ever wonder if maybe there could be a higher force at work here, intent on keeping you stuck in the ever lasting “it’s not quite there yet” cycle? Endless nights spent rummaging through forums & scraping the “Google” till you’re convinced you must be the only person in the entire planet who this has happened to. Your eyes are bugging out of your head as you read & re-read every piece of information that even slightly sounds similar to your problem. You wind up slumped over your computer, head in your hands feeling absolutely defeated.

There’s no conspiracy + no higher force at work here…

It’s just a matter of prioritising. If, before you began; you sat down + put pen to paper about what it is you really need your website to do for your business then developed your site around those needs, I applaud you! No really, I do!

However, if you’ve been putting the finishing touches on your site for what seems like forever, you simply must keep reading and you must implement.

The short of it all.

  1. Plan. If you’ve read any of my other posts then I’m probably gonna sound like a scratched record but I’ll say it again. You Gotta have a plan. Decide what it is you need your website to do for you. This becomes the foundation or working document to develop your site.
  2. Identify. What will you need to do, create, learn or research to reach these goals?
  3. Focus. Just be mindful that in the identification phase you’re likely to come across some interesting stuff that is good to do, learn or know but doesn’t directly help you meet your goals. These are those cunning things we like to call “The Shiny Objects”. Don’t be fooled. They’re dangerous + are responsible for 99.9% of wasted time.
  4. Get it done. No explanation needed.

So the next time you want to add something, whether your website is live or you’re still in the creation phase, ask yourself, “Will {insert name of thing here} help me to reach my goals?

Tell me…

What was/is the most frustrating thing that prevents you from launching and how did you overcome it?

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I invite you to go ahead and do than now. 

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