I hear it constantly… “I just don’t have the time” …what I really want to say is YOU’RE FULL OF SH#T. But I don’t, because I’m polite… Most of the time.
Let me say this, no one is too busy to do something that really matters to them! But in business, I constantly see people making decisions based on their unwillingness to make sacrifice in their personal/party/eating/movie-watching/beer drinking schedule. Then these same people whine about how they can’t pay their bills, wish they could afford vacation, a nicer car, a new place, etc, etc, etc… This mind boggles me.
So let me restate…NO ONE IS TOO BUSY TO DO SOMETHING THAT REALLY MATTERS TO THEM.
So what really matters to you? This may be an easy question to answer, but do you backup the answer with action? I know how hard it really can be, so do one thing for me. Audit yourself, your day to day activity and what you’re getting out of it… really look in the mirror and be honest with yourself. Are you managing your time appropriately, or are you making yourself “busy” with bullshit that doesn’t matter? If you fall into the latter category… Make an adjustment, because excuses are like (well, you know what they’re like).
Here’s the proposition I will present you with… If you had one additional hour in the day, how would you utilize it? Because here are a number things that could be accomplished in that hour. A workout, six 10 minute calls to prospective clients, developing your first Facebook advertising campaign, one additional client service, write a blog article, make a healthy meal, etc, etc, etc.
These are just a few things off the top of my head that can help push your career and health forward. So skip that happy hour, wake up an hour earlier, go to bed an hour later, spend less time on Instagram, and start making yourself the best, most productive version of you!