Stop Using Lack Of Time As An Excuse!

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I’ve got a friend that uses “lack of time” as his excuse for everything.

Q. What’s up with your new blog?
A. No time.

Q. How’s that iPhone app coming along?
A. No time.

It’s all a bunch of BS. Time is what you make of it!

I started my e-commerce site in 2004. At the time, I was still working a full-time job, and I worked from 12:30pm-9:00pm.

When I got home, I’d immediately start working on my site, and would go to bed around 2:30am.

I’d wake up around 8:30am, go to the gym, do a little last minute work, and then head off back to work.

I kept this pace up for 9 months!

Even today, I usually get up at 6:30am or so, and start working.. I don’t stop until my wife gets home at 5:30pm. After that, it’s “family time”.

If you want to succeed, you need to sacrifice something. For me, it’s a little bit of sleep. For you, it might be TV time. Whatever the case, it’s time to take a hard look, and see where time is being wasted, and use that time for something more productive.


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2 Responses to “Stop Using Lack Of Time As An Excuse!”

  1. Thanks for the comment Zander, this post is definitely hitting tome for me! It’s always tough feeling like I “just don’t have time” to blog or whatnot… then I see myself sitting on YouTube for an hour and a half when I could have hammered out some killer content for my website 😛 . Time management has got to be one of the top two skills of any successful blogger.
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  2. Zander says:

    Jim, we’re all guilty of this to some degree.. I tend to take “extended lunches”, where I probably watch 60-90 minutes of TV (stuff saved on the DVR)

    The key is to realize this, and make conscious decision to change your habits.

    Last year, I heard Jim Kukral speak at one of the Affiliate Summit events, and he mentioned that he hasn’t watched TV in 8 YEARS!

    At the time, it sounded totally crazy – But as I thought back, I realized that I never really watched TV or anything when starting my business, because I was so intensly focused on the task at hand.

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