5 Steps to Optimize Your Time and Maximize Your Results
Pushing for growth and excellence isn’t always a good thing.
We think driving for results is what gets results.
We’ve been so conditioned to push, push, push.
As if pushing for growth and excellence is always a good thing.
In reality, diminishing returns start to set in once you’ve crossed the point of maximum yield, where pushing harder doesn’t get you better results but negative returns.
Track and evaluate.
These 2 things have been the focus of the week for me.
I know, it sounds tedious and boring.
But tedious and boring are what get results.
I recently talked about tracking your time, energy, goals and to-do's in my 'Start a Side Gig' course.
Although I spoke about tracking in terms of your time, energy, and business goals, this concept of tracking is applicable in other areas of your life where you want to get results, like:
I've been stumbling side gigging for 5 years.
In that time, I've learned quite a few things.
One thing I heard all the time was that the success you want starts with your mindset.
But what exactly about mindset were they talking about?
Which one works?
Say your daily affirmations!
Reframe your thoughts!
Reprogram your beliefs!
Fake it till you make it!
Act as if!
Just do it!
It was missing a starting step.
How do you even get to the point of...
I've been side-hustling since 2018.
For a while, I felt defeated, (falsely) believing I hadn't been able to go full-time into the business because somehow I didn't have what it takes to make it.
Recently, I've realized it isn't so much that I don't have what it takes to be successful, but that to be successful at anything, all you need are the following 3 ingredients:
A compelling 'why' - why do you do what you do?
A simple plan that works for you - does it take into account what...
When this happens, you know...sh*t's getting real!
Get Over Your Fear of Visibility to Be a Thought Leader
Putting my stuff out online has always been my way of leaving a legacy behind for my kids to have a peek into my mind when I'm long gone. It's one thing to write for your kids, it's another to have them tell me their friends are also following and reading my content.
This is strangely even more frightening than having haters share unkind comments because, you know, young...
Have you ever thought about making a living doing what you love?
Ever since I graduated college, I had a desire to be my own boss.
The thought of reporting my whereabouts to someone made me feel like I was somehow imprisoned.
My time wasn't mine to spend, and I wasn't allowed to just go get groceries in the middle of the day if I wanted to. It didn't matter that I could deliver my work by the deadline and with high quality. I still had to show up and be in an office even if I...
How has your week been?
I recently had my second article published in The Startup since returning to Medium (yes, I'm totally counting because, wow! did that make me feel good!). I shared the unexpected and invisible perks about running a side hustle, which I still think is the best real life school ever if you want to learn the skills to be successful and live a happy, fulfiling life!
Like so many people, when I started my side hustle at first, it was simply to make more money to...
I recently returned to Medium after a break of 4 years. Sometimes I wished I stuck with it when I started in 2018. I was gaining traction, earning some money writing there, even becoming a top writer in a couple of topics. But then I left because I felt my results weren't big and fast enough. Or maybe I got distracted by the next new shiny object. I really can't even recall.
Here are 5 lessons from 5 years of side hustling I wished someone shared with me when I started.
I hope this...