How do you spend your time? If your reading this post then you definitely spend some of your time reading blogs, but how else do you spend your time and more importantly how much do you value it? Let’s face it, each of us is given a finite amount of time on this planet and at the end of the day it is absolutely the most valuable resource you have. Sadly, many people spend most of their time doing things they don’t enjoy, with people they aren’t that close with.
If you work in an office then you’re probably spending 8-10 hours a day away from your family and non-office friends. Then on the weekends if you’re running around doing errands or working on your house, your yard, etc. more time is spent. Of course many people enjoy yard work and home improvement, but I doubt anyone likes it more than just relaxing on a beach or enjoying a weekend at a relaxing B&B.
When you are running a business time, your most valuable resource, is in high demand. In fact, as your business scales you might find that you don’t have enough time to do all the things you need to do. So most people just try to squeeze it all in working from morning until night, weekends, sacrificing sleep along the way. I am guilty of this sometimes but only when it’s something I absolutely love and the time spent is time well spent.
The point of this post is simple yet incredibly important. Zoom up to 35,000 feet and take a look at how your spending your time. Are you doing something you love? Are you spending as much time as possible with the people you love? If you find that you’re sitting in a room by yourself on a computer all day, or trapped in a cube is that really where you want to be? If not, set a plan to start doing something you like with your time.
Of course as a domain-centric blog it’s important to end with a bit about why this is so relevant to domain investors. I know that many people getting started with domain investing end-up spending their nights and weekends on the business, often with little or no results in the beginning. First, don’t feel bad, it takes time and hard work to get any business off the ground. That being said, if you notice that every night and weekend your spending time doing things that haven’t worked for you in the past, take back your time and put it towards a different strategy. The worst thing you can do is waste your time doing things that have never produced results, all while sitting up late at night staring at a computer screen.
On that note it’s Friday night and Daina and I have an awesome evening planned together. If you were planning on working tonight, stop, spend time with friends or family because in the end, that is the best way you could ever spend your time.