How To Make Use of Your Time- Optimize Your Life
I know how busy life can be sometimes and the feeling of not having any extra time to get things done.
However, we all have more than enough time in our schedules if we want something bad enough.
This message is more geared for the person who is currently working a 9-5 job, has responsibilities at home and feels like they can’t find the extra time to work on their side-hustle.
I am here to tell you that you need to optimize your life in order to create enough space in your schedule to work on your dream.
Anything big that you achieve in life comes with a certain level of sacrifice.
In order to create, run and manage a successful side-gig, project or business it’s going to take hard freakin work…simple as that.
But the biggest problem I see is that most people just flat out misuse their time.
These are the same people that “say” they want to start a business but 2 years down the road still haven’t taken that first step.
Or the people that instead of putting their nose in the computer, are on the couch watching the latest reality TV show.
Side Rant: Here’s a tip for anyone who is truly serious about making some extra money online…quit watching TV…It does no good for you.
Back to my point…
Most people talk a big game but are too lazy to put in the actual work to make things happen.
The good news is that once you snap out of this unproductive mindset, there is no turning back.
Let’s Give An Example of How To Make Use of Your Time
We will take a look at a very basic example to help paint a better picture of how you can make better use of your time.
Let’s say “John” works a typical 9-5:30 job at an office and has also wants to start a business online.
His current schedule consists of waking up at 7:00AM.
Showering, brushing teeth, getting changed…and walking downstairs for 8:00.
He shovels a quick breakfast down, says goodbye to the family and makes it on the road by 8:30.
He arrives at his job at 9:00 and works all the way until 5:30PM.
Gets home at around 6:00PM and helps his wife with dinner for the family.
Finishes eating/cleaning up around 7:30.
Heads over to the couch to unwind and relax and watches TV until 9:30.
Goes upstairs gets ready for bed and eventually falls asleep around 10-10:30.
And the process repeats all over again the next day.
How to Make Use of Your Time Better
Now I’m not saying there is anything wrong with the above example, however there is much room for improvement…
Especially if you want to do more in your life.
There’s two areas really where John in the example above can find extra time to work on his side-business.
For one, he could train himself to start waking up at 5:30 in the morning, that way he can dedicate an extra hour or so to his business.
I personally wake up very early and it’s when I get my best work done.
And for all the people saying, “that’s insanity, I would never wake up that early“….well my answer to that is that your side-hustle and creating more options in your life isn’t all that important to you then.
The ones who truly want it, will do anything in their power to get it….And if that means waking up before the sun rises, it’s a no-brainer.
The second area where John can improve/attack his side work is at night after he’s spent some time with his family and after dinner.
From 7:30 to 11:30PM should NOT be spent watching TV, surfing YouTube or scrolling through Facebook…
But instead should be time spent hustling, working his butt off, grinding at his business until his wife yells at him to come into bed.
It takes a person with serious hustle, grit, determination and patience to pull off this type of schedule day in and day out.
And is actually what so many of today’s successful entrepreneurs did before they really made it on their own.
Again it comes down to hard work and out hustling all the average people out there that are content with watching 2-3 hours of TV every night.
Work hard every day, stay patient and as as I always say…be in this for the long-term.
Lasting results take time to produce and let me assure you that there will be many obstacles along the way.
However, once you start making better use of your time, you will begin to feel and see the progress.
Make every minute count and work your tail off to create the life you want.
We only have so much time in our everyday lives, so make sure you are using it wisely.
Hopefully, if you’re reading this that you already make sure to carve out designated time in your schedule to work on your business…
If you don’t currently do this, I hope this post will encourage you to drop any excuses and get to work!
So let me ask…How is your time managed?
Are there any areas for improvement?