Online Business Success And The Problem Of Time

by Martha Giffen

So many times, I hear people say, “I want an online business but I don’t have enough time.”  The question is how to carve out time to start a business, right?

I know.  You already have a job. You already have other obligations.  The idea of working for yourself is tempting but you just don’t see how to stretch any more time into your day.

That’s really not the obstacle.

The obstacle is really your own priorities.

If you want to join the ranks of the work-at-homes who are infamous for wearing their pajamas, then you have to make it a priority.

When I hear someone saying they don’t have time, I’m really hearing them say:

I don’t want to!

They aren’t willing to get up a little earlier, go to bed (MUCH) later, juggle their schedules or be inconvenienced in any way to focus their mind for a few hours a day on trying to get a business up and running.

This really speaks to any dream we are walking around saying we want but not going after it.

Yes, I’m speaking from experience . . .

It became a joke in my family that I got my college degree from the hours of 10:30 and 2:30.  After I married, I put my degree on the back burner while we started a family.  Once my youngest was in kindergarten, I started working on my final two years to finish up.

I had those 4 precious free hours a day, so that’s exactly when I went to school.  It took me a little over four years to finish the remaining two year, but I was willing to do what it took to finish.

Future entrepreneurs, listen up!

Some people start dabbling at entrepreneurship the same way.  During their available hours.  Once the fire is in their belly and the passion in their heart, though, they soon realize it’s going to take more than a few down-time hours to make it all happen.  Don’t we all end up doing what we really want anyway?

It’s all about how you choose to spend your time!

I’m not saying it’s easy.  Especially if you have your hands full at your day job or being a single mom, but for every one who says they don’t have time, I can show you someone with a fuller plate making it all happen.

You know, excuses are a dime a dozen.  Successful people don’t make excuses.  They carve out time in their schedules to make it happen.

Back to my own college story . . .

Taking the classes while my kids were occupied was only half of the time choice.  I also had to find time to study and get the assignments done.  That was done while waiting on ball practice to be over, swimming lessons to finish up, dental appointments to end, and bedtime stories over.

I learned to get up early and go to bed late.

The REAL lesson?

If I wanted something bad enough, I would find the time and energy to do it.  That lesson has served me well while building my online empire.

Who else is ready for online success?

It may be as simple as shifting your time priorities icon smile Online Business Success And The Problem Of Time



 Online Business Success And The Problem Of Time

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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