When I first became an entrepreneur I thought I needed to dedicate all my time to get my business started.
I thought I needed to put in so much time and energy to execute on all my ideas.
I had this long list of everything I wanted to do. And the time just didn’t seem to fit into that.
I wanted to quit my 9 to 5 job so badly. I wanted to put all my energy and focus into my business.
At one point I actually did. I quit my 9 to 5 job and I was so exited about finally having all the time I wanted.
You want to know what happened?
I still didn’t get all the things done … and here is why:
If you give yourself to much time you lose focus. You lose momentum and you lose speed.
What happened is when I didn’t have to get things done in a shorter time frame I stopped being productive.
Just think about if you were to give yourself 8 hours to do a workout, think about how sloppy you would be within that time. You would go into the workout doing all the things haphazardly.
Now, think about if you only had 30 minutes to get the workout done. You wouldn’t scroll Facebook, talk to everyone around you or thinking about what to eat for dinner. You would just be all in. Fully focused on the workout.
It’s the same with the things you do in your business. If you give yourself to much time you will lose productivity and speed, and you will waste time doing things sloppy.
If you want to be more productive, here is what I recommend you do: give yourself a shorter time frame and get it done within that time. You will be amazed about how focused and productive you will be and how much time you free up for other things (like spending time with your family and reading books)
You never have to work 80 hours a week to get your business going, even with a 9 to 5 job supporting you.
All you have to do is to get good at is giving yourself a shorter time frame and execute on that.