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Do you aspire to be wealthy? Would you like to make more money, even just a little bit more? What’s preventing you from doing so? There are many reasons why you have not reached your goals or realised your ambitions, but I wouldn’t mind betting that those reasons include some I have listed below because I speak from experiences. These are some of the ways in which I could stop wasting time and start making money online, and they may just apply to you too. Let’s both learn from my mistakes.
One of the things that makes you no different from all those successful business men and women and all those wealthy entrepreneurs, is the 24 hour day. No one gets any more or less. It’s a resource that cannot be increased nor decreased, but what separates us is the way those 24 hours are used.
Think about your average day. What are your daily and weekly routines and tasks? They probably consist of several or more of these following. If you can think of any more leave a comment at the foot of this post:
Perhaps you’ve arranged your time so that you’ve got two hours per day during which you can devote yourself fully to your business goals or any other ambitions. Maybe it’s more or less than that, the actual amount is not as important as the quality of the time. This is your Golden Hour as some business coaches like to call it. This is the time when you have to do the most important tasks of the day. If you do nothing else that day use this time to write that blog post or article, do some training, create something etc. In other words, be productive.
In order to achieve this you need self-discipline and concentration. You need to resolve to achieve the task you’ve set yourself, but you also need to be free of interruptions. Go offline, switch to ‘do not disturb’ on IM. Turn your phone to silent. Turn off the radio and write. Tell your family you’re not to be disturbed and don’t answer any requests for contact in whatever form they come. Stop checking your email and above all, stay off social media.
Writers of any type; authors, copy writers, bloggers etc. will tell you that writing is hard. It’s the discipline needed to keep going day after day, sitting down to a blank page in front of you and starting, but that’s how they succeed. They don’t allow themselves to be distracted or interrupted and they forge ahead with the task with the mental equivalent effort as the physical strength that a blacksmith uses to hammer and shape a rough piece of metal into a polished utensil.
Google ‘make money online‘, or ‘work from home‘, or ‘build a successful business‘ and there are thousands of sites and blogs that claim to be able to advise you on these subjects. You will also find a lot of people trying to sell you a course or tools that will lead you step by step so success. After you’ve been researching these for a while you begin to notice a pattern to all these offers:
The above is a sales formula and it works. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the course or suite of tools doesn’t give you value for money, but you have to discriminate and only buy those ones you really need. It can take a long time to complete a course fully and to put into practice everything it has to offer, and it can take just as long to derive the full benefit from the suite of tools you bought. During that time, don’t be distracted by starting another course or buying another set of tools. It’s better to be adept at one skill or with one tool than just a beginner with several.
Finally, keep in mind that apart from a large inheritance or winning lotteries there are no (legal) get rich schemes that work. Keep in mind that you’ve embarked on a long term project. Set yourself goals and milestones and keep moving ahead day by day. That is a method that has brought success time and time again.
If you can offer any advice or feedback feel free to use the comment box below.