Does the above graphic giving you a headache? This fuzzy mess represents our life. We have jobs, kids, spouses, outside activities, school, you name it. With all this going on, the one thing we want to do as business people gets lost in the shuffle. Our business is that one little red word in the middle of all of that mess.
The one excuse that everyone one has… is…
Drum Roll please……
I DON’T HAVE TIME!
This is the biggest lie we tell ourselves! OK. Are you ready for the millionaire challenge? Starting tomorrow journal every single thing you do from the moment you get up until you go to bed. Do this for seven days straight. Journal your commute, your lunch break at work and everything else that you do! Now, here is where the shocking truth happens. We guarantee that each and every one of you are doing absolutely NOTHING of real importance at least 10-12 hours in that seven day period. You are watching TV, (reality shows) napping, or playing Farmville. The average person is awake 16 hours in a 24 hour period. After you have collected your data, and I hope you were honest, take a good hard look at your wasted time and ask yourself what is important. You can balance your time with your family, sit down at the table and have a real family meal, help the kids do their homework, AND take that wasted reality show time and get a few tasks done with your business.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Some of us just manage time extremely well and treat each hour (even minute) seriously! Successful people take a thoughtful and deliberative approach to every waking hour.
Here is a cold hard fact and your wake up call. It takes devotion, hard work and sacrifice to become successful.
This is the mindset of a millionaire.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser focus.” ~ Bruce Lee