Entrepreneurs work 100 hours a week so that they don’t have to work a 9–5.
Sound familiar? You started your business so you could live life on your own terms. You wanted to pursue your own definition of freedom through using your passions and skills.
But you’ve quickly found yourself trapped in a self-made prison.
Don’t feel too bad — you’re not the only one to entangle yourself in the cogs of your entrepreneurial machine. I’ve been there, too.
I quit my 9–5 working for IBM because I was sick and tired of living “on client site,” of having my…
I have a riddle for you. What do an entrepreneur, an athlete, a president, and a couch potato all have in common?
They all get 24 hours each day, no more, no less.
OK, so I’m not great at riddles. But I am great at helping entrepreneurs who struggle against the idea of not having enough time. The idea that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all.
The funny thing about struggling against time, though, is that every single one of us all have the same amount of time. But not all of…
Sometimes you just need to say no.
Saying no feels like going against your entrepreneurial nature, doesn’t it? After all, saying yes means more clients, more exposure, more work, and, ultimately, more success.
Actually, no. (See what I did there?)
In this article, I will show you how saying no to some clients and standardising your offer will bring you more success.
Just ask Adam Smith.
Adam Smith, famous for writing “The Wealth of Nations,” was all about the division of labour. The more you standardise and divide labour, he argued, the more prosperous you’ll be.
You may have…
Ready to start a business or a side gig, but don’t have a clue where to begin?
Whether you are going to sell a service or a product, where can you find the initial clarity that will jumpstart your business? You start by looking at your current skills. But your list is short, and nothing impresses you enough to take to the bank.
So you begin thinking outside your skills, and get sidetracked: what would just be an awesome business idea in general?
Let me stop you right there. You are overcomplicating this. You will never stumble across a successful…
Do you keep starting new projects…only to quickly give up and start a new one?
You are not alone. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs I know used to struggle to move beyond the first step — to present their business idea to the world so that potential investors and clients can examine it from every angle.
I know how they feel. Mainly because I was once there where they now are.
A few years ago, I launched eight businesses in twelve months and had ideas for half a dozen more. …
In this article, I’m going to show you how to find two extra hours a day you didn’t even know existed.
Time is the most non-renewable resource we have. Or is it? I believe that’s a mindset. And by changing your mindset and adopting the behaviours and techniques outlined in this article, you’ll learn how to actually find the time you didn’t know you had.
What would you finally accomplish if you had more time? The options are endless: start a side business, launch a side gig, add a revenue stream.
Whatever the case, follow the steps below to make…
Everybody has a business idea. And everyone thinks that theirs is special.
Everybody has figured out the next best thing to sliced bread — if only they had the money, the time, or the…
The catalyst turning a business idea into a business is being able to select the right idea, and then taking action to turn it into a money opportunity.
In this post, I’m going to show you a simple step you can take to determine if your business idea has legs — it will help you answer the question: “is this idea worth my time, money, and…
Yesterday, I bought a phone charger, earplugs, and a bottle of shampoo. What do all these three products have in common?
They solve a problem I already had.
Foreign plug sockets, lousy sleep, and an inclination to look and feel clean: I was aware of my existing needs. These three purchases all solve a problem or realise a desire I already had. That made the buying journey simple: I typed the product into my browser, visited an online shop, added what I wanted to the cart, and paid. Done.
They didn’t have to convince me why I needed the product…
I sold an online course that didn’t exist. OK, maybe that’s putting it a little strongly. It existed, sort of. In my head, enough that I could post it for sale online.
Here’s how it started.
A couple of weeks ago, I sat down and thought about what valuable information I could package in a rapid but high value course. Paper and pen, I wrote down things I accomplished and assets I could leverage. Remember, you can do the same thing: we often take our skills and accomplishments for granted, so much so that they become invisible to us.
Some things are in our control and others not.
Focusing on the things you cannot influence brings stress; focusing on the things you can influence brings power.
The definition of stress is “pressure or tension exerted on a material object”: when you want things to be different, you create that tension between how you want things to be and how things really are.
Shunning any sort of structure in your life means giving up your power while wishing for the things you cannot control to be different.
That’s why the most structured people really are the most flexible, while the…