How Much Is An Hour?
An hour can be different for different individuals.
An hour is and will always be 60 minutes. But how come that some people can achieve a lot during these 60 minutes while others make almost nothing. Instead, the latter group of individuals easily brings up explanations or excuses, like:
“I didn’t have time.”
“The time was not enough.”
“The time blew away.”
In my blog post of the 14th of May, 2015, we discuss the Time from a perspective of resources we all have. If you think it over, time is the only variable 100% democratic. It’s the same number of hours per day for any individual on earth, no matter social group, gender, age or whatever you would like to add.
The question will then be, what is the formula people are using to get much more out of an hour?
An Hour Is Part Of The Time.
If you view an hour as a certain quantity of fuel and the time as the vehicle, different persons will be able to reach different distances with the same vehicle, depending on how they drive the car and optimize the consumption of the fuel.
The same thing happens with your time. An hour can be extremely efficient or the contrary, depending on how you are optimizing the hour you have at your disposal.
The fundamental key to efficient usage of time is Planning. Every professional individual has a plan of how to perform to get a maximum result out of the time. They stick to their plan and any adjustment during the “journey” is in line with the overall goal.
Of course, there are a lot of hurdles or obstacles along the road and with a plan in place, you will know the correct destiny if you are getting problems. Procrastination is probably the most common obstacle and can cause you significant problems if you don’t know how to handle it. See my post of the 21st of October, 2015, where procrastination is the main theme.
If you find yourself in a procrastination mode, an hour can blow away as it was 5 minutes. So watch out for the procrastination ghost.
The Formula To Optimize An Hour.
If you are in the online business, for sure you are aware of all the mentioned obstacles and problems. You might have a plan for the day, but suddenly pop-up windows appear everywhere that you have new emails, “urgent” messages from other sources, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, well, you name it.
The correct approach is not to fall into any temptation, but sticking to what your plan states. Allocate time during the day for the rest of the medias you are dealing with. When I have something critical to do with a tight deadline, I use to turn off all other medias, even my cellphone, to fully concentrate on my priority number one task.
Over 100 years ago the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, the founder of what later became the famous “Pareto principle” better known as the 80/20 rule, observed that 80% of the income in Italy was received by 20% of the Italian population.
The curious thing is that the 80/20 rule is valid for everything in life.
If you are in business and need to improve your sales, you need to define what is driving sales in your particular niche. Focus 80% of your time on that particular topic and results will come.
When your business reaches the targeted “cruise level”, you will notice something sweet and curious. Can you guess what it is?
Right! 80% of your sales or revenue will come from 20% of your time spent.
Suddenly, an hour starts to be 60 real productive minutes.
Is It Possible To Leverage An Hour?
The 80/20 rule probably is the first leverage formula that appeared in modern time. It’s all about leverage, getting more out of doing less. If we transform it into an hour or 60 minutes, the 80/20 rule means that you can get done in 15 minutes what you earlier needed an hour to do.
Do you see the “magic” behind a correct planning, execution, and performance?
The beauty of the online industry is that there is much more you can do. If you are new to the Internet and online marketing, it’s highly recommended to start with an affiliate program. You don’t need to worry about the product, the sales process, the collection or the indispensable automation platforms to scale up your business.
There are so many other things to think about to make an income online, and if you can leverage this part from the very beginning, you will get a flying start in your Internet business.
With the Six Figure Mentors program and platform, you’ll get all this and much more literally served on a silver platter. Everything within the program has an “80/20-rule” flavor, and your time will be well used to create your own business faster than what you think is possible.
It’s all about doing an hour of work in 15 minutes, or if you so prefer, an hour of work corresponds to 4 hours of “old traditional” work.
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