Time Is The Most Precious Commodity for Entrepreneurs
In this article I am going to be talking about how to properly make use of all your time. Time is important to everyone, but how much is wasted on useless things like scrolling through a social media feed. Everyone values their leisure time but very few make use of the full spectrum of their day to acquire more of that leisure time that you desire.
I know I have said it, and you have too…“I just don’t have time!” This is the common battle cry among those who never actually make a success of themselves in any field. You have time during the day or evening or when you should be sleeping that you can use to be successful. You just have to find it. Don’t get me wrong, sleep is essential in success because that is how the body and mind recovers and recharges, but sometimes when you are building your empire, you have to forego some sleep to get the work done, then you can catch up on some of that needed sleep!
Strongly Guard Your Time From Others
Do not let other people monopolize or even have any part of your precious success time. If you’ve committed to working on your business at a certain time every single weekday, then don’t agree to run an errand for a friend during this period. You don’t want to be a “yes man” for people that are not going to bring you any success. Your time – at least the time that you’re spending working on your business – is your most precious commodity, and you should jealously guard it from others and not let anyone take you away from spending that time working on what is most important to you. If they are true friends, they will understand, if not, honestly they are no good for you and you need to purge them from your life. The truth is tough sometimes, but you have to suck it up, Buttercup!
If you’re getting into the entrepreneur business because you don’t like to work hard, you are definitely going in the wrong direction. While there are many entrepreneurs out who have achieved a great deal of success and now have free time that they can spend doing what they want, they either worked very hard to get to that point or are still working hard. In fact, successful people can’t seem to stop working, I mean look at Warren Buffet, that dude is OLD and is still going, why, because he loves what he does.
Even if they’re retired, there is always something that they are doing to achieve goals or to better themselves. Is your business really your number one priority? Are you willing to make some sacrifices to achieve your goals? The answer to both of these questions needs to be yes because if you don’t make your business your number one priority it will slip further and further down on your ranking list of priorities until you almost never work on it. You need to be willing to make sacrifices to achieve your goals; some of the sacrifices are just going to be painful. Just like a man or woman who is going on a diet, you might have to sacrifice that chocolate cake and ice cream of your life in order to achieve success.
Manage Your Time Effectively
If you want to be successful, you’re going to have to start managing your time differently than you have in the past. In the past, you may have flirted with the idea of starting an online business but spent most of the time looking around, seeing what other people have done and watching videos on YouTube – business-related or not. GUILTY!!! From now on, you have to be more serious. You’re going to have to start devising a schedule and sticking to it religiously. Make sure that you set aside enough time during the day to actually make a significant amount of progress with your business. If you have allotted 15 minutes per day to grow your e-commerce website, you’re going to grow at a very, very slow rate We live in a distraction filled society. You have to relearn how to focus on the challenge at hand.
When you get on the Internet there are 4 billion things competing for your attention. Someone just got on Facebook that you’ve been wanting to talk to; there is a tweet from your favorite celebrity that you really want to read; there’s a video on YouTube that literally everyone is watching. If this is how your Internet experience usually is and you are starting an online company you’re going to want to take active steps to remove the distractions.
What used to be effective was a tool called freedom and will power which allowed you to irrevocably and completely block the Internet for a period of time just by turning the computer off. However, now that we have mobile devices at our disposal and multiple methods for accessing the web, you’re just going to have to exercise some good, old-fashioned self-control, buckle down and get done what you need to do make your business successful.
Just so you know, I write these articles to myself… I have to tell myself the same things daily to help achieve success. The more time I spend distracted, the less time I have to what matters.
Good luck to you and your endeavors!
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