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Are you sure you don't have time ? Facing these addictions affecting your schedule.

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The Problem
You want to begin your entrepreneur journey ?
You want to change your life ?
You want that Lambo ?

I wish, but I have no time and I don't know what to do from here.
The Solution

Assess your situation. Assess your time schedule.
You have 24 hours per day.
Find the one single element that is draining all your free time away. There's has to be something.

I cannot find it for you, but here's my flaw:

24924
That is the time I spent playing Fortnite. I spent 976 hours. The majority of it was last year only.
I have ~3,079 hours played on my Steam account. Overall, I played over 10,000 hours (if not double that).
The game I played the most: 4,000 hours. This is about 500 days, 8 hours per day.


Stop. Wasting. Time.
Gaming is an easy thing to spot as "wasted time" in a schedule.
Ditch TV shows. Ditch Netflix. Ditch social media browsing or mobile gaming.
In the end, you'll win anywhere from 1 to 4 hours per day. It's time to go work on that business idea and get that Lambo.

Take Action
Step 1
  • Uninstall.
  • Unsubscribe from those 2451 people you follow on Instagram.
  • Unplug the TV.
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    • Delete those bookmarks, ALL OF THEM. Delete your complete browser history and autocomplete.
  • Write a to-do list daily and stick to it.
Step 2
Notify someone around you (of find someone on this forum) that starting today, you will not do X again. Have them hold you accountable.

Step 3
Get the Lambo.

At the end of the day, you'll realize how much you can achieve with so little time, if you dedicate yourself to it. You'll become addicted some something else: your goal. You want that to happen, because it's way easier to stop doing other things just so you want concentrate on achieving your goal. Screw reading that book on frugality, I wanna get that second sale by Friday. That's the way to go !

Go read Unscripted if you did not already. Do it. Change your mindset, Act. Assess. Adapt.


What will have you stopped doing today?

What will have you started doing today ?
 
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I wanted to add something, but I don't know where to put it in my text:

Put numbers in your face. If that's the 5th episode you're watching this week, it's not just another episode. It's the difference between doing a 2 hours round-trip to meet that person who has always been inspiring for you and chat with them for an hour... Remember, you never had the time to do that ?

Getting started is easier simpler than you think. This is so simple. One action. Then another one.

The guide is not $997. It is in your head: you're writing it up through your actions. Go.
 

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I wanted to add something, but I don't know where to put it in my text:

Put numbers in your face. If that's the 5th episode you're watching this week, it's not just another episode. It's the difference between doing a 2 hours round-trip to meet that person who has always been inspiring for you and chat with them for an hour... Remember, you never had the time to do that ?

Getting started is easier simpler than you think. This is so simple. One action. Then another one.

The guide is not $997. It is in your head: you're writing it up through your actions. Go.

there are 2 points for a new life :1 ) start now 2) don't deviate.
 

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At the end of the day, you'll realize how much you can achieve with so little time, if you dedicate yourself to it. You'll become addicted some something else: your goal. You want that to happen, because it's way easier to stop doing other things just so you want concentrate on achieving your goal. Screw reading that book on frugality, I wanna get that second sale by Friday. That's the way to go !
^^ true, being addicted to your goal gives much more time than you actively work on achieving it. It totally consumers every spare minute of your mind, except when having fun with kids.

1) A few weeks ago we decided to not prepare the majority of the food ourselves and buy from the restaurants. Saves time on grocery and huge time on cooking for both me and my wife, giving more time for work and kids.
2) Grinding as before with a little more time and fewer distractions.

P. S. Don't have social, media, gaming and other time-consuming addictions, except maybe offroading but it's on hold too.
 
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Terrific.

The "I have no time" thing is one of the things that puzzles me the most.

It is not that you have no time but
...you are not prioritizing.
...you are not deciding how you use your time.

Second, to that is "managing time". You don't manage time. You get 24h a day. You manage yourself and what you do with those 1440 mins.

Doing an honest time audit is almost always revealing.

Time blocking also is quite useful. I use color to identify my big roles. A look at my calendar and I know how well I have spent my time.
 

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It is not that you have no time but
...you are not prioritizing.
My go-to answer while talking is usually along these lines:
It's not that you do not have the time, you don't take the time.

You're absolutely right. Prioritization.
 

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Good post.

Most people have way more time on their hands than they think. I've lived with people that talk about how their goals, but they 'have no time' to achieve them. Working out, for example, takes about an hour or two a day, yet most people don't do it because they 'dont have time'. It's bullshit. People scroll through their phones for hours each day. Watching Netflix or sports, playing video games.. It's pathetic to say the least.

As Gary V say's - 7pm to midnight.
 

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Overall, I played over 10,000 hours (if not double that).
As Malcom Gladwell brought out in his book "Outliers", that's about the same amount of time taken by people to become experts in their fields.
 

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As Malcom Gladwell brought out in his book "Outliers", that's about the same amount of time taken by people to become experts in their fields.
I believe that. I also believe I was an "e-sport" level athlete back in my prime days (where I played 8-12 hours per day, 7 days a week), but the e-sport scene didn't really exist back then... I was an expert at gaming, definitely.

My Fortnite account is still ranked amongst the 0.2% best players and I've stopped playing for good on May 23rd... a lot of people kept playing during those last 3 weeks ! Not saying this to brag, I just want to show that you can be an expert in anything, but if you don't make anything out of it, it's not really useful.

If I learned one thing through all this wasted time, it's that if I stick to doing something long enough, with constant situational analysis, I can develop my own techniques/things and become a world elite.

You just have to decide to allocate your time to something that can become profitable.
 
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