Do it Fucking Now.

When it comes to building your business, there are 4 words that should be echoing in your mind throughout the day; they are “Do it Fucking Now.”

We’re not talking about checking your stats or chatting with your buddies on Instant Messenger. We’re not talking about checking your RSS reader incessantly throughout the day. And we’re not talking about surfing MySpace, Digg, Fark, Television or some other time waister.

We’re talking about developing your online properties. We’re talking about creating new campaigns to drive links and revenue. When we say “Do it Fucking Now”, we’re talking about those tasks that you keep putting off which, when completed, will start putting more money in the bank.

Do it Fucking Now.

Don’t wait. Don’t procrastinate. The winners in this world are not the ones who find the greatest excuses to put off doing what they know will make them more money. The winners are the ones that prioritize and seize the day.

Create a list of action items to make sure your important tasks get accomplished. Every project you’re working on should be in action. If you’re not moving, you’re standing still. Your next step towards making money must not be “something I’ll take care of maybe sometime next week.” If it’s going to help make you money: Do it Fucking Now.

Some of you may think that you don’t need the “fucking” in “do it fucking now”. You do. You need that impact, that force, that call to action and mostly, that kick in the ass to get you moving. Otherwise, you’ll end up another loser that had a great idea a long time ago but never did anything about it. Dreamers don’t make money. Doers make money. And doers “Do it Fucking Now.”

This passage is truer today than when it was written more than 400 years ago:

There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose the ventures before us.

– William Shakespeare, Julias Ceasar

Cliffnotes of quote for the Shakespearean impaired

Try it. Next time you have an inclining to procrastinate on a task that you know will make you money, say those magic words out loud and get inspired!

Do it Fucking Now.

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73 Responses to “Do it Fucking Now.”

  1. [...] I couldn’t have said it better than SEO Blackhat: Do it f’ink now!. [...]

  2. AlDavies says:

    Shit, I would be your apprentice if you would show me how to do “IT” fucking now. Man, after I read this post I went into my closet, put on my track suit and head band, stretched out a bit, and went outside into the freezing cold weather. Then I stopped. I thought to myself “what exactly AM I going to do?”

    I was tempted to join the pay forum but I’m that regular type of joeschmoe that you advised against joining. I’m offering my indentured servitude for you to show me how to do the “IT”.

  3. matt sandy says:

    I full-heartedly agree. I have a few projects I have been putting off for a while *cough* six months *cough* and I should really get started. My problem is I actually have prior obligations all of the time.

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  5. john83 says:

    it’s loser

  6. QuadsZilla says:

    corrected – thanks. I always do that.

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  8. SEOidiot says:

    i couldnt agree more – its the biggest factor in making your money online…..

  9. clgu99ab says:

    HELL YEAH – DO IT FUCKING NOW!!! What am I even doing writing a reply here? I should be focusing on making money! However, I like this post so much, that the first thing i did without even reading the post till the end, was to make a BIG sign on my desk saying “DO IT FUCKING NOW! – WHY WASTE TIME WHEN YOU CAN MAKE MONEY”

    I just thought this post was so important (because Im really really good at wasting my precious time), and I wanted share with you, this other post on how to be effective: http://www.davecheong.com/2006/08/14/18-ways-to-stay-focused-at-work/

    Have a highly effective day ;)

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  11. JeffpOsaka says:

    This is one of the best posts I have read on this site. Thanks.

    Jeff

  12. babyboy808 says:

    One of the best posts ever, No B/S just excellent advice.. Well Done

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  14. Sohaib says:

    1st time reader here, excellent post, and I agree, you do need the fucking in that line!

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  16. EnviSEO says:

    I think this is the perfect mantra for business. I’m ready to order some “DFIN” braceletes and get them sent out to everybody, you in? I know I would sport one. Let’s do it fucking now.

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  21. Dataracks says:

    I actually interupted doing it to read that I should do it. Good Job.

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  39. m1t0s1s says:

    I’m the lazy seo. I do it fukcining later.

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  61. SEO dude says:

    It kinda reminds me the 4hour work week, by Tim Ferriss. Haven’t read it, but his mp3 lection in Yale is pretty impressive. He also mentions that most of the job should be done in the beginning of the job, less time should be spent on emails and things like that.

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  64. uptime says:

    Another first time reader here. I really like how you went straight to the point and agree with every word, ideas are great but -execution- and -discipline- is what makes the money!