Delegate and automate to create the lifestyle you desire and deserve
The following is a transcript of Scott Allen’s interview with Tim Ferriss, which you can listen to while you read (or instead).
One of the things that Scott talks a lot about on About.com is how to try to find that balance as an entrepreneur, because there have been so many studies done on this that show that the typical entrepreneurs are working 70 and 80 hours a week.
The traditional take on this is something like, “Hey, that’s fine. We all know it’s a trade-off because we are investing that time, hopefully for the pay back in the future, or that it’s a trade-off for flexibility.” You may have to work 80 hours a week and work late into the night, but you get to take off in the middle of the day to do stuff with your kids.
You don’t have to answer to anybody or file for it a month in advance if you want to take vacation.
We would all love to get to the point of working a 4-hour workweek and a lot of us would like to just get to the point of working a 40-hour workweek, and making the living we’d like to make and having the rest of it available.
As a result of listening to Tim Ferriss first time around, I turned off the automatic send/receive function on my Outlook program, which allows me to manage when emails come in and go out… a far more productive way of managing my time and head space. I don’t know about you but if an email comes in that requires action, it is very difficult to ignore it once its in your inbox! By switching off the function, you take back the control… excellent.
Tim shares this and many more tips… please listen as you’ll be pleasantly surprised as to how easy, and doable, most of these are.
Be sure to let me know which ones work for you.