We’ve all got to do something to earn a living, and what you choose to do is up to you. We’ve all been told that in order to earn money you have to trade your time for money. There are only 24 hours in any given day. About six to eight of those are spent sleeping every day, at least an hour is spent commuting to and from work, and four hours is spent on personal hygiene, eating, exercise, cleaning, cooking, running errands, etc. That leaves you with about 11 hours of viable time. Spending eight to ten of those working doesn’t leave you with much time on your hands.
You’ll always only have a set amount of time at your disposal, regardless of how high the pay is. It’s a trap that is not set up for you to live your best life. Journeytobillions knows there are more sustainable ways to live your life and manage your time and money. Having the time to do what you love when you want to do it and for as long as you like is the ultimate goal here. So what can you do to end the cycle and become the master of your own time?
1. Become the Expert
You don’t have to be an expert to be an authority figure in your chosen area. You just need to be knowledgeable and credible. It also helps to know how to find the answers when you’re unsure and who to partner with in order to give your audience the best that you have to offer. You may not start off as a major resource, but you have the ability to build expertise. You can take classes, attend seminars, read books, subscribe to magazines, join an advocacy group, etc. in order to increase your authority and credibility.
2. Create and Add Value
Stop thinking about bartering your time and think about what value you can create and deliver to your audience. Take inventory of your skills, ideas, connections, and knowledge. Assess how you can make your strengths work for you. Once you create something that other people find valuable and useful, you can now market that and gain more and more control over your time as your business grows. And be sure to remember to multiply the value of your time by 10. Focus on what gives you the best results.
3. Build the System
Create a system that you can easily replicate. Automate what you can. And hire someone to do the work you don’t want to do if you are able. A system helps you to put more attention on your business and not on it. Automation also allows you the freedom to create long-term strategies and goals for your business.
Once you’ve figured out how to leverage your assets into income that doesn’t monopolize your time, you’ll be able to do all the things you’ve always wanted to. Or at the very least try them out. Spend time seeing the world or further developing personal relationships. There’s a whole new world available to those who earn more by working less, and you too can get in on it.