Retired? Over 50 and Still Working? Want to Run an Online Business? How to Find the Time
“The bad news is time files. The good new is you’re the pilot” –Michael Alshuler
How many times have we all said, “If only I had more time then I could get more done in my online business?” The solution is not getting more time – we all have the same amount. The key is to manage the time we do have and make it work more effectively for us.
Surprising Ways to Find Time:
Even if you think you don’t have time to take on anything else, you might be surprised to discover how much time you’re actually wasting during the day. You can start an online business whether you hold down a full time job or not. You can do it even if you are retired and enjoy a busy lifestyle.
- Misconceptions Concerning Business Start-Ups:
Sometimes when it comes to starting a business, many people have the mental picture that it’s all or nothing – that in order to be their own boss, they have to take the plunge, quit their day job and put all of their effort into building an online business.
- Don’t Quit Your Day Job Until You are Prepared:
If you have a day job that pays the bills and provides you with health benefits, keep the job while you work on launching and growing your business part time.
- Six Tips to Squeeze Time for Your Business:
Since your business will be online, you’ll be able to access it anywhere. Use this ability to your advantage:
- You can get up an hour earlier in the mornings to work on your business.
- You can spend your lunch hour working on the business.
- If you commute to work via train or other method where someone else is in charge of driving, you can work on it with your smartphone.
- Give up the hours you spend sitting in front of the television.
- Give up one hour of sleep at night to work on the business.
- Work two weekends a month.
4. Working or Retired, Use Your Time Wisely:
It seems like a lot of time, but if you work it around your day job and stick with it, you can steadily increase your income with the online business until you can comfortably afford to let go of the job you now have.
5. Be Prepared for the Unexpected:
Unfortunately, life has a tendency to get in the way. You may be at a point when something happens that will cause you to leave your day job. Maybe you were forced into early retirement and you abruptly find yourself having the same forty plus hours you gave at the office to work on your online business.
This is the advantage of having an online business. You can always begin devoting more hours to it right away. If you start out working your online business when you feel like it, you could lose valuable initiative. Let the excitement drive you and propel you forward. Also, keep your mind focused on positive outcomes and don’t dwell on the past. Move forward with constructive work at home business development.
My Father’s Secret to Productivity:
My father would wake me up saying, “Billy, Time to get up. Today is Monday, tomorrow is Tuesday, and the next day is Wednesday. The week’s half gone and you are still in bed! Get up already!” I would jump out of bed before thinking what he said. Today, I try to make every minute count and not waste a moment.
Make every minute count as you work your online business. Remember, today will soon be yesterday and you will not get that opportunity back.
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