“In the strictest sense, you shouldn’t be trying to do more in each day, trying to fill every second with a work fidget of some type. It took me a long time to figure this out. I used to be very fond of the results-by-volume approach.”
Excerpt From: Timothy Ferriss. “The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated.”
My colleague would sometimes tell me to “stop complaining” and “start working on all the entrepreneurial projects you have” instead of filling in the empty time slots with ‘now’ money.
That’s a profound way of putting it. Why do not only myself, but most of the people in the world think that the harder we work, the more money we make?
Bob Proctor gave a story about him cleaning offices with a mop all over New York and Montreal. He said one day he woke up on the pavement, people over him, sirens lights reflecting the nearby buildings and people asking him if “he was ok.”
He said, “what happened?”
“You passed out.”
It took a near-death experience to wake him up. NDE experience to make him realize that working harder isn’t going to earn him a lot of money.
“Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions. The options are almost limitless for creating “busyness”
“In fact, if you want to move up the ladder in most of corporate America, and assuming they don’t really check what you are doing (let’s be honest), just run around the office holding a cell phone to your head and carrying papers. Now, that is one busy employee! Give them a raise.”
Even if you tell your boss that you can triple your production and work less hours, you’ll still be handed a pink simple. In corporate America, you’re just a number. You’re not even part of the fabric. You’re replaceable.
Well, it’s time to become irreplaceable.