July 2, 2013
Is Your "Busy-ness" Standing In The Way Of Your Business?
Today I want to tell you about the #1, tip-top factor in making more money. It doesn’t matter what you do, whether you work at a fast- food restaurant, a […]
Today I want to tell you about the #1, tip-top factor in making more money. It doesn’t matter what you do, whether you work at a fast- food restaurant, a multimillion-dollar corporation, or in business for yourself. This one single thing, more than anything else, determines how much money you make. It’s very simple, and today you will see how it applies to every area of your life.
Have you noticed we live in a world filled with nonsense? We really do. Everywhere you look, you see people running around like crazy, going from one appointment to the next. They pick up their dry cleaning, go to the grocery store, drop one kid off at soccer and pick up the other from piano lessons. They sit at a stoplight answering an email for work while on the phone with a client. At work, they IM a co-worker, file papers, check email, all the while attempting to knock out their task list.
Does this sound like your life sometimes? We’ve all had days when it seems like we are busy from the time our alarm goes off in the morning ’til we finally go to bed at night.
However, it’s important to slow down and take a good look at your task list each day. It’s easy to be busy. Anybody can be busy! (And most people are…) But being busy does always not produce results.
Don’t be a SLAVE to your job!
Larry cut his work week from 80 to 40 hours a week, and increased his income by $40,000 per month! Carmen cut her hours in half and took her business from $720K to $3.7 million within 18 months. Larry and Carmen are no longer slaves to their businesses! Click here to learn the secret they know and you don’t (yet)!
Think of it this way: If you are a business owner, you do not get paid for making elaborate business plans or reorganizing your contact list or working 12 hours a day. You get paid to produce results for your clients.
When you produce results in your business or at work, you create higher value for yourself, which — hello — means higher pay!
When I started in business, I asked myself 1 question every day: Who can I help to succeed today? I focused on creating results for my clients. I made sure they were happy with my level of service to them, as well as the product. It was never about the number of hours I worked or how many great spreadsheets or planning tools I had. It was always about the results I produced!
In fact, to prove you do not get paid for the hours you work, you have to hear this story. At one time in my career I worked 100 hours a week and made decent money, but my life was a train wreck. I was on the verge of my second divorce and paying someone else to raise my kids. Oh, did I mention I just had a nervous breakdown and a heart attack. I just wanted to quit on life. But you’ll never guess what happened next!
I realized the money was just not worth it. I would rather be broke and happy than have money and have terrible relationships and be miserable. So, I decided to hire a coach to teach me how to manage my time better. I implemented some very simple strategies, and I was able to cut my work hours from 100 to 20 per week.
When most people hear that, they assume my income dropped significantly, as well. In fact, when I cut my hours by 80 per week, I tripled my income! This told me I was actually wasting 80 hours every single week. I’m sorry to tell you this, but most people waste hours each and every week, as well.
So you see, you do not get paid for the hours you put in, but for the results you produce. I was able to get more done in less time, and I tripled my income. How? When I showed up at my office, I focused 100% on the key activities that got the most results.
The truth is, when you develop your skills, both in your business or career and in managing your time, it takes LESS time to produce MORE results. And remember, the more results you produce, the higher your paycheck!
Take some time today to evaluate yourself: What are the "nonsense" things on your list? Where are you spending time that doesn’t produce results? Identify and eliminate those things! Focus more on the things that bring results, and less on the things that don’t.
You will be amazed by how much more you can get done if you apply these principles today. You will be less stressed, make more money, and have more time to spend with your family and friends, doing the truly important things.
Who do you know that needs to experience these things? We’ve already established that most people in the world today are "running around like chickens with their heads cut off," staying busy, but not accomplishing much. Won’t you take just a couple of minutes today to share this message with your family, friends, co-workers and clients? This could literally save a marriage or even a life today. (It saved mine many years ago!) Share this link via email or on your social media sites!
Make sure you are plugging into the free training available on our website this week, and we’ll be together LIVE this Sunday night on The Dani Johnson Show (our nationally syndicated radio show).
In great faith,
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