In my new series, I will be sharing my personal answers to the top questions aboutmarketing online today.
You see, I’ve been asking questions and listening to my coaching and mentoring clients, as well as my other customers, and these questions seem to be the ones everyone is asking.
Let’s get started:
How much time does it take to be successful online? How many hours do I need to be working?
Obviously, the pat answer is the more time you put in the faster you can reach your goal. But let’s face it: it’s not the answer you are looking for, right?
Frankly, it’s not about the hours or the amount of time you spend on your business; it’s how you define success that matters first.
What is success? That depends on you.
Some people look at a successful business owner as someone who’s very famous in their niche and making a high 6 figure or 7 figure salary.
For me, I define success as making enough money to be happy (no debt for me) without compromising my time with my family. I prefer only working 25 hours a week and to have a flexible schedule to adjust to the needs of my girls. I also hate excess. I don’t need the latest and greatest car, or the newest gizmo to make me happy. I don’t need a spa treatment every week to make me feel pampered.
The hours I work, however, are jammed-packed. I try to use every possible minute to execute my plans.
So it’s really not about the hours you work, but what you’re doing with the time you have. Are you dithering about on Facebook or Pinterest? (Frankly none have the power to give you success that you think they do! after all, they are only a tool.)
Spending ten hours with circumstantial tasks like this won’t get you anywhere compared to spending one hour doing your most profitable tasks.
The idea is to control your business; don’t let it control you. You can be sure no matter how much time you spend working your business, it will be time well spent, and you are moving forward. That’s the most important thing.
Want to learn about how to be the most productive you can in the hours YOU choose in your business? Then get ready for Business Charm School, my live experience which shows you how to create a business on your own terms.