Internet Marketing Tips – The 16 Hour Work Month
Everybody talks about the 4 hour work week. The truth is, it doesn’t exist. Not really. I know, you’re going to show me examples of people who work even less than 4 hours a week. I’m sure there are plenty. I work less than 4 hours a week now, but I still don’t have a 4 hour work week. If you’re confused, don’t worry. By the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll understand where I am going with this.
The world loves to wrap everything up in a nice, neat, little package. That way, they can make order out of all the chaos. So, we get up at 7, have breakfast at 7:30, start work at 8, work our one hour, and then spend the rest of the day at the arcades, or wherever. We do this 4 days a week and take Friday through Sunday off. It’s all nice and neat and orderly.
Problem is, we don’t live in a nice, neat and orderly world. We live in a world of chaos where stuff happens. Do you really think that your sites are going to be up 24/7 and will never go down? Do you really think that you’re not going to have a day where you’re on the phone with your hosting company for two hours just to try to straighten out the mess? What about the email you have to write to your subscribers to let them know why they can’t access the member’s area? And what about all your JV partners who were hoping to send out a promotion to their list today? Better let them know what’s going on too.
Point I’m trying to make is simple. Stuff happens. You will have days where there is nothing to do and then you will have days where all hell breaks lose and you’ve put in a full 8 hour day. At the very least, you’ve killed 2 or 3 hours of your 4 hour work week. What are you going to do…ask the world to stop living for the next 3 days so you can have your nice, neat, orderly existence back? Good luck with that.
When you reach the point where you don’t have to work 8 hours a day everyday, you will still find that there are days when things just have to get done and they can’t get done in your one hour allotment. Yes, you may actually have to work 2 or 3 hours that day. And maybe even work 8 hours for the whole week. I work about 6 hours for 2 weeks each month. Sometimes a little longer, but not much. It all depends on what has to get done.
So do yourself a favor. If you’re striving for that 4 hour work week, please understand that it isn’t going to be as neat and tidy as you would like it to be.
Because the world just doesn’t work that way.
To YOUR Success,