Are you suffering from shiny new object syndrome, also known as shiny bright object syndrome? Or maybe you’re actually enjoying the affliction. I often do 😉
Sttill, there are a few drawbacks, and they are what has given Shiny New Object Syndrome (or Bright Shiny Object Syndrome) a bad name.
You see, the essence of that syndrome is that every time a new shiny bright object zooms into your inbox, you immediately think you MUST have it – because it will FINALLY be the solution, the missing link, that will help you pull everyhing together and help you make money online.
Ha! I know that thought process because I’ve been thinking it too. A lot. And I have a hard drive full of stuff I can’t even remember what it does.
Just today, I acquired a cool new WordPress Plugin that makes a quiz – and I have the feeling I already have software that does just that. But where is it?
The problem with Shiny New Object Syndrome:
There are primarily two problems with Shiny New Object Syndrome. It makes you spend too much money because none of those shiny objects comes free of charge.
And then it distracts you from whatever it was you were doing, and gets you confused. The result – projects remain undone, and you’re on to another project, one involving the bright shiny object.
Until… the NEXT shiny object comes along…
The solution to the Bright Shiny New Object Syndrome
There are a number of solutions, and they address the two problems to varying degrees…
Solution 1: Tough Love
That’s the traditional method. Tough love! No more shiny objects! Unsubscribe from the “offending” email lists so your inbox remains shiny objects free.
Funny how mostly coaches tell you that – so you’ll buy THEIR shiny objects… Interesting…
Anyway, you already knew the tough love solution, and it’s no fun. So I am going to suggest two solutions that are a whole lot more fun.
Besides, some of those shiny objects have helped me tremendously and increased my income a great deal, so I definitely don’t want to ban them from my inbox.
Still, there’s the money issue – and the distraction issue. And they HAVE to be addressed.
Let’s start with the money issue…
Solutions 2: Make them fit your budget
The second solution solves the exploding budget problem. Here’s how it works…
Click here to read more!