Multi – Task Or Single Task That Is The Question

Finding A Balance In Your Life

I believe in using time efficiently, I think a big problem for someone who is deciding to get involved with a internet network marketing business is they get stuck trying to do many things at once.

I know a little something something about this subject. While I believe woman are better multi – taskers and men are better at doing single task (I am sure this is up for debate :) )  the way to success is to have balance.

…I’ll explain

It’s not really possible to become proficient at to many things at once. If you feel like your stuck in information overload it’s because you are trying to take on more than you can handle. Sometimes you need to slow down and focus on what you have, instead of worrying about what you need.

Jack Of All Trades Master Of None

How many of you have heard this before: It doesn’t matter what you do , whatever you do be the best at it.

If your grinding away at your business and you aren’t getting where you want to be. Pick just one thing. Social networking, blogging, video marketing etc.. And do nothing but that 1 task until you master it to the point where it’s producing positive results for you.

Don’t be one of those people who looks at something tries it for a day and moves on to something else. In most cases it takes months even years to master a skill. The difference between someone who is successful and someone who fails is the successful person is at least the master of one skill.

When To Multi – Task In Your Internet Network Marketing Business

There are many different skills you have to learn. How to write ad copy, Blogging, Using Autoresponders and the list goes on. A good marketer will be able to effectively use all the different tools to achieve their goals.

It’s okay to multi – task after you have mastered a skill to the point where it is second nature to you. The way to success online is to focus only on 1 thing at a time.

My Recommendation: Write down 5 things you want to achieve with your day first thing in the morning. Go down your list and complete each one before moving on to another.

When you get to the mindless grind work, put on some personal development training or run a internet marketing training in the background.

One of the things I love about computers is you can listen to a training write a blog post at the same time. There are many instances where I have some sort of training on in the background while I get my busy work done. That type of multi-tasking is efficient use of time.

I am good a many things, but everything I am good at I took 1 step at a time. I focused on “it” and nothing else till I achieved the level of competency I was happy with. The reality my friend is you can do almost anything you want to do. Many times we get all excited and we try to do to many things at one time.

Your best friend is patience. Take your time, don’t be in a rush and savor every moment. In time you will be where you want to be.

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Both Larry Rivera and Jamie Pelaez work from home full-time as online entrepreneurs. While we still do some affiliate marketing in the form of product and service related recommendations, our primary focus is our membership site sharing our love of Kung Fu around the world. You can trust we will only recommend resources we personally use to enhance our life and online business. While we make money online, however we cannot guarantee you will. Only because we do not know how dedicated you will choose to be. ;)


  1. says

    I 100% agree that focusing on one task at a time is crucial to making progress. In Internet Marketing/SEO, you can VERY quickly become overwhelmed with industry news, new developments, or just keeping up with competitors. Stick with what you know, and go from there.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Jeremy it can be very overwhelming. When I am working with someone new to online marketing, one of the first things I get them to do is unsubscribe from marketers emails because it’s easy to get caught up in information overload.

      It’s good to always be learning new things. Often times though people start to learn something then move on to the next thing.

  2. Jeevan Jacob John says

    Hey Larry,

    I am not very good at juggling tasks, so this is not much of a problem for me; When I am working on a task, I want to finish it (of course, I do take breaks).

    As for skills, I think people should try learning different skills – find what interests you and then invest time/effort into learning it. Of course, there is no problem in trying to learn two skills at once, but don’t juggle 😀 I have a skills block within my daily schedule, where I devote 1 hour to learning new skills.

    Be patient, and we will acquire the skill. Indeed. But, at the same time, be impatient. If used correctly, impatience can be a powerful motivator to get things done.

    Anyways, thank you for sharing your insights on the topic.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Jeevan,

      Good advice :)

      I would say, being patient is getting through the task at hand and moving on to the next.. Being impatient is starting a task, stopping it and then starting another task and stopping then another..

      It’s crazy how many times I’ve spoken to someone who said. I bought this, tried this, got that etc.. I am like awesome how did it work out for you?

      They reply: It didn’t work. I ask what part? They say: Oh I tried it once.. So forth and so on.

      Multi – tasking is good once you know what you have to do and you are trying to be economical.

  3. Gianna says

    By all that is holy, yes, yes, master one skill before moving on to something else. In business, if you have that profit producing ability, not being that good at something else isn’t as damaging to your job. You will always have that fall back in being vital to a company’s success.

    Good Post Sir.

  4. Colt Robert Downs says

    I totally agree with this article!
    I used to spread myself too thin in my work that, in the end, I have a lot of things do without getting any of them done in the soonest time possible.
    People are hard workers and just that; working hard without exactly doing anything productive.
    Finding where you are good at is the start of working smart. After all, it is a far better option than doing one thing at a single time.
    Doing things one step at a time is one of the best advice any seasoned person can give to a newbie, online work or otherwise.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Colt,

      I think most online marketers have been there at one time or another. It’s easy to get sidetracked when your online. There is so much information to soak up.

      You kinda have to force yourself to stay on task.

  5. says

    i completely agreed with you to handle the single task at single moment is necessary in any situation without this the long term planning can be lost away in any unprofitable area excellent informative post

  6. Sharry says

    Hi Larry,
    I believe that one should set his priorities . One should try to complete the most important task first and then he should move further. Multi tasking sometimes mix up the things and results in failure.
    Really this Post is of Useful Information to Grab !! Thanks for the Amazing Content !! Thanks

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hey Ryan, I haven’t seen you in awhile. How are you doing?

      I totally agree with your statement btw, thanks for for sharing.. :)

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Oladayo,

      As internet marketers information overload is one the obstacles we have to overcome. Luckily if we use a few simple strategies we can work through those distractions…

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. Three Ladders Marketing says

    Yes, I definitely agree that focusing on a single task will help you stay on topic and complete whatever you’re working on faster and with better results. I also really like your idea of writing down your top ‘things to accomplish’ list first thing and working towards crossing each off, each day. Thanks

  8. says

    Hi larry,
    your post here really motivate people, especialy for bloggers and internet marketers :) Most of us always impatient when focus on what we do. We always envy with the succesful of other people so that we try another methode like they’ve done. I think it’s the cause why people always take many ways like multi tasking just to get more income from it…

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Meisha thanks for stopping by and commenting. With somethings it just makes sense to multi – task.

      The problem happens when you end getting involved with more than you can handle at any one time.

      The solution is to tackle each obstacle as they come by staying focused on the task at hand.

  9. says

    Great article and very true. If you are doing too many things at once, you can’t really accomplish anything because you are not focused enough on one thing. I believe that being focused on too many things at one time can make it where everything is just ok and not great. Why not focus on one thing and then once it is great, then focus on another thing until it is great. I also like how you talked about when multitasking is ok to do like when you have already mastered a skill and it is second nature and doesn’t conflict what you are doing at that time. Anyway great article and thanks for sharing.

    • Larry Rivera says

      Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      For me, when I am trying to focus on what I am doing I put my cell phone on mute. I also try and eliminate any outside distractions.

  10. says

    I do agree that trying to do too many things at once results in getting less done than if you just focused on one thing. But one thing that people can do is look at the the single things that they do that result in nothing. Like watching football on Sunday. You can sit on the couch all day or you can have your computer or notebook with you and actually get a decent amount of work done when before you would actually get nothing done.

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