Ben has a huge goal. He wants to know if it’s possible to make $500,000 this year.
“Yes,” I told him. This was at our regular, early Monday morning meeting at the coffee shop.
“There are a number of ways to accomplish this goal,” I said. “If you want to do it in a year, it is possible, but to do it sustainably, you need to think in longer terms than 12 months.”
Reverse Engineering a $500,000/Year Business. That’s the title of the show we’ll be doing two episodes from now.
However, we need to take a step back. I’ll be deconstructing what it takes to make half a million in a year, but first I want to set the stage. There are certain things you need to do to be able to accomplish this goal. In order to do those things, you need to say no to other things.
The reason I will accomplish my goals and you won’t is because I have a list of NOs and you have a list of MAYBEs.
You have to get an explicit list of things you will NOT be doing this year in order to accomplish your goals.
Saying no is your only tool for creating time. You need to learn to see “yes” as the expensive word that it is. For every yes, there are 999 implicit nos.
You will never find more time because we fill time automatically by habit.
You can only make time. We all make time for things. We all account for and use up the 24 hours in our day. The things you make time for define what is important to you.
Today’s episode is about getting more time in a day and being purposeful in your commitments so you can increase your focus and accomplish your goals for this year.