We all have the same number of hours every day as each other. But most of us are busy with many responsibilities in our lives. So how do you find time to work on your business? Here’s some insight on how manage your time and get your priorities straight…
“Hey, good morning everybody. Dean here, of course. But not on the way to Internet Profits headquarters this morning. As you might tell if you watch us regularly – you will know that I’m always wearing the same stuff. But not today.
I have a white shirt on because we’ve actually been to a wedding this morning, hence why I’m dressed like this. (I know I said ‘good morning’ but it’s actually early afternoon – I got stuck in a pattern there.) Just on the way back home now, where I’m going to do some work.
Y’know, most of people have a lot of things going on in their day to day lives, right? It’s like, you have a ton of stuff that you’re doing. Maybe you’ve got a part-time or full-time job still. Perhaps you’ve got children or relatives who depend on you.
What Are You Willing To Sacrifice To Find Time To Work On Your Business?
You’ve got all these other things going on, and yet at the same time you’re trying to start and grow your business online. And a lot of people, to be honest, they’re not willing to sacrifice.
I see a lot of people say they want certain things, say they want to live a certain way, say they want to accomplish and achieve certain goals. Yet they’re not sacrificing enough to do it.
Like take today for example. There’s tons of stuff that I could and should be doing in the office for the business, But today, my priorities meant going to this wedding, right? Obviously y’know, family and weddings took priority.
So does that mean that I say, “Well, there’s no point me doing anything today because I’ve lost most of the day.” No. Instead what I’m gonna do is go back and I’m gonna do a bit of work on my laptop at home this afternoon and this evening.
Everyone Should Commit at least 1-2 Hours A Day To Their Online Business
And so, I’m always looking for ways to still get done what I need to get done. There’s some days that you can’t actually do anything, right? But you don’t then say, “Oh well, that’s gone.” Instead you say, “Right, how do I make that time up?”
I fully believe that everybody, no matter what situation you’re in, no matter what’s going on in your day today… Everybody should be committing at least one to two hours a day to starting and growing their online business.
And if you’re not able to commit and find time to work on your business – two hours each and every day… Whether that means some days you can’t do anything, so the next day you do 3, 4, 5 plus hours. Or at the weekends you put in 5, 6, 7, 8 hours. However it is that you make that time up, you have to sacrifice to do it.
Y’know, that means going without your favourite TV show, or telling your friends at the weekend that you’re busy. Sacrificing the thing that ideally you’d like to do. But at the end of the day, you’ve got to set your priority to find time to work on your business, if that’s what you truly want, right?
If you say that’s what you want, then your actions have to speak louder than your words. And that’s my message for today I guess.
You Have The Same 24 Hours In A Day To Find Time To Work On Your Business
The same amount of hours, the same number of days in a week, same number of weeks in a month, and months in the year.
It’s what you do with this time that counts. So make sure you keep that in mind. Because I definitely see too many people when I’m on social media – you can see it. You pick up on people’s patterns, and you see them.
They say they want this and that, and they complain about this and that – that’s not fair, this isn’t right, someone has an advantage over them, etc. Always these reasons, these excuses as to why they’re not where they want to be.
The reality is you have to take control and responsibility of it, and do more to change that situation and find time to work on your business. And as long as you’re doing that, even if things aren’t happening as quick as you like… Even if the results aren’t as big as you’d like…
Focus On The Right Areas, Don’t Stop, And You’ll Get There, Guaranteed!
As long as you’re doing all you can, and your sacrificing, and you’re committed, and you’re focused. That’s all you can ever ask of yourself. And eventually you’ll get there. Eventually things will turn around and you’ll have made something happen.
And you’ll know that it would have all been worth it. Because at times, you question if you can do it – you question if it’s worth it, you question if you’ve got what it takes. But I guarantee you, when you’re focused on the right areas, and you don’t stop – eventually you get there.
Eventually all this hard work you’re doing, all this sacrifice, all the blood sweat and tears – the tiring nights, and the sleepless nights, and the upset, and the frustration… It’s all worthwhile.
Anyway, a bit of a random random one today. So with that said thank you for watching, and I will of course see you next time in “Virtual Assistant Outsourcing – What To Outsource To A Virtual Assistant” – another episode of The Drive. Take care. Bye bye for now.”