What would you do if I told you that your actions today could give you the life of your dreams tomorrow?
My guess is that you’d work your fucking ass off today. I know I would. Obviously, this isn’t how things work in real life.
Here’s how it really works, the life you are living today is the result of what you did 3-5 years ago, and what you do today is going to determine what your life will look like 3-5 years from now. So if you’re feeling unmotivated to do the work It’s because you don’t fully understand this concept.
But once it begins to click for you and you start putting in the work that’s required, nothing will stop you from building the life you’ve always dreamed of. So what does “getting the work done” becoming a productive entrepreneur look like?
Here are 3 easy to follow steps:
Step 1 (most important): The first hour of every day belongs to YOU. Not your kids. Not your spouse. Not your boss. Not your social media. The reason for this is simple — the first hour of the day is when you are most focused & your head is the clearest. In short, you will be able to pour more ENERGY into your project in this first hour of the day than you will at any other time.
Step 2: Close the door. Maybe you have a home office or kitchen table business, so you don’t have a door. What this really means is: hide your phone. Put some headphones in. Get lost in your work. NO INTERRUPTIONS. Imagine if you were working and someone kept grabbing at your ear every 3 seconds. You can’t work under those conditions. So hide your phone, tell your partner to handle the kids, delete social media… whatever you have to do. Get the most out of your hour.
Step 3: 25 & 5. Set a timer for 25 minutes. Work for 25 minutes without looking up. Take a 5 minute break. Repeat. This is based off the Pomodoro timer technique, which is the best way to get into your ‘flow state’ where you do your best work. Do this several times a day, and you’ll actually train your mind… It’ll become EASIER to focus on your project than on anything else
So answer this question for yourself, where do you want to be in 3-5 years? I thought so. Start building a more stuctured process and get to work. Remeber, you are the life raft for your family.