In the states, and other fast-past cultures, where grind and hustle are often worn like a badge of honor, It's critical that we take a closer look at our to-do lists, because frankly, many of those items on the list are completely unnecessary. I challenge the mindset of endless hustle, because it's inevitably a recipe for burnout, and not a sustainable way to live. I'll be sharing 3 ways you can simplify your life, right now, to make room for more money.
Don't fill time, just for time sake. Get super clear on what you're actually prioritizing and trying to accomplish. Start crossing things off your to-do list that are not matching up with your actual goals or priorities and get clear on what your income producing activities are.
Think about how much time could be saved by watching less Netflix, youtube or scrolling through social media? Maybe you're not in the habit of keeping a to-do list, or plan, and living life on auto-pilot. In that case, be aware of what you're focusing on, so you stay on track.
Either way, I want to challenge you to take a closer look at what you're putting on your plate, and eliminate everything that isn't necessary and doesn't get you closer to your priorities or income goals. Grab a pen and paper, and make a list of what you'd like to eliminate.
Automating parts of your life or business can be life changing. You can get your shopping done for you, using a grocery delivery service, pickup, or amazon prime for recurring items that you regularly purchase.
Make your bills pay themselves, by automating things like your savings, recurring payments, etc. so you don't have to manually perform those tasks.
Consider automating your marketing, paying systems, like invoicing, emails, deposits, things that would strategically help you reach your income goals faster and on autopilot.
Doing everything yourself is a time-trap. It's harder to grow when you're mentally and physically doing it all. Allow yourself to be supported. Gradually delegate and take things off your plate, that you don't enjoy doing and outsource them to someone else who does.
What is one area of your life that takes up a lot of your time right now, that you don't enjoy?
For me it was a lot of housework and cleaning. My husband travels a lot for work, and I have 3 young children, and found myself flooded, at times, with house responsibilities. I wanted to free up more time, to make room for my goals.
I started hiring house cleaners, monthly or bi-weekly to get started, and for me, this was a life-changing investment because it allowed me to take the focus (and headspace) off some repetitive tasks and work.
I've also hired a general virtual assistant, on occasion, to handle tasks outside my zone of genius. Some ideas of things to delegate are lawn care, cleaning, getting an assistant or VA, graphic designers, developers, content writers, video editors, etc.
When you simplify parts of your life, you're able to free up space, physical and mental bandwidth, that allows you to get more creative, spend more time doing work you love, and opens you up to more opportunities to increase your income.
Which one of these ways will you focus on first? Let me know, I'd love to hear from you!
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