In 2015 I changed my life forever, in a single hour. You can too. You see I had been nibbling at the edges in my “internet business” for a couple of years. I had a few successes, and a lot more losses. I was getting more and more miserable in my crummy IT job I wasn’t where I wanted to be, and I didn’t feel like I was getting any closer. Sound familiar?
I looked around at others that were doing what I was doing and having more success and I just didn’t get what I was doing wrong. I wanted to change my life so damn bad but I couldn’t crack the code. One day when I was pouting about my failures and telling myself that I just didn’t have enough time something occurred to me…
…everyone has the same amount of time, its just a matter of how you use it. So I started thinking about time.
I figured if I could find 1 hour every day that was a whole extra work day every week, an extra 52 days every year. Basically a month and a half. So I looked around my life, found where I was wasting the most time (and it turned out it was way more than an hour) and I dedicated that hour every single day to work on nothing but my internet business. The transformation happened rapidly after that. That’s not to say I dedicated ONLY that 1 hour every day, on weekends I would get to do 8-10 hours a day sometimes and really blast ahead, but at a minimum I made sure I put in 1 hour every day. There have been several crucial turning points in my journey to this point, but I think this realization and the resulting action from it is probably the most important, or at the very least the one where success became inevitable. The good thing about this is that anyone can do it, and it can apply to anything.
In addition to growing your business, in an hour a day you can also:
- Get in REALLY good shape
- Learn how to salsa dance
- Learn calculus
- Learn computer programming
- Start a garden
…and on and on.
The point is this. If you have something you want to achieve and you haven’t (and I’d wager that’s most of us) STOP giving yourself the excuse of not having enough time. We all have the same amount of time. Just cut out an hour a day. Budget your time, and make it happen. I want the best for all of you, and this is one way you can achieve it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger gave a good speech on this a couple of years ago.
I suggest you check it out. I would like to hear form each of you on what activity you can sacrifice in order to gain an extra hour a day towards what you want to do. I look forward to hearing from all of you.