For us internet marketers, addictions are things that distract us from doing something productive (read, money making projects). So, a day may come when you have not rested even for a while, but have not started/completed any money-making project either! So what have you done?
Well, you have been the victim of one of your addictions. It has taken control over you and you are feeling overpowered by that irresistible urge to watch some cool videos on Youtube, or rather surf and click online aimlessly! All this while, people around you get the impression that you are very "busy" in your work (and hence, making a lot of money) but you, and only you know that it is not true! :D
Of course entertainment is necessary for every human being (remember the proverb, "All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy"). However, things turn sour when entertainment turns into an "extreme" form of addiction! That is when it goes out of control and …well, you get the idea ;)
Anyway, my biggest addictions are (in the order of importance):
1) Youtube (watching and downloading videos; believe me there are a lot of semi-sexy videos over there, haha :) )
2) Imdb.com (details about Movies and the Crew; if you are interested in reading the latest gossip about Brad Pitt or his better/worse half, you know where to go ;) )
3) Chat (Skype, Gmail Chat, etc)
4) Buying Domains recklessly! You betcha, if in the process of working on something, a good domain name crops up in my head, I would leave my work and head straight to Namecheap.com to see if it is not already registered.
Of course, these days, funds being on the low, this addiction has become somewhat "controlled" on its own! :P
5) Aimless Surfing ;)
Unlike many others in this niche, I am not too much addicted to social networking sites and forums. Facebook, Twitter and the Warrior Forum are probably the only sites I visit, that too, occasionally! :D
So what do you think is your biggest addiction/distraction that is keeping you from concentrating on making money? Vote below (there is nothing called right or wrong answer here, so relax and vote with your heart ;) )! :D
And while you are here, don’t forget to check out this cool Firefox addon. You will thank me later! It was what ultimately saved me from two of my addictions: Youtube and IMDB. It was recommended to me by one of my friends, Sandi Valentine! ;)