A blunt note about time, money, life & work

Time vs Money

People like us that decide to go into business, that want more out of life, we really tend to push ourselves TOO hard sometimes. Or we can be too hard on ourselves for NOT pushing ourselves hard enough. Agree? I can certainly relate to both scenarios... In fact, that's exactly what I discussed in my last post.

I should have been in Vegas this week at the Collision Conference, in heels and on the go. But instead I've been sitting on my back deck with my big happy great dane... sipping coffee in my pajamas morning to night. The Collision Conference looked like an awesome event, by the way. I've been following it on Twitter - from home. ๐Ÿ™‚

Totally off topic, but you know what's cool?

I booked my flight to that event through Southwest Airlines. When I canceled my flight at the last minute (literally, that day)... they applied the funds to my account, and I have an entire year to use those funds on any other flight. Nice!

To be honest, I was willing to give up the $401 for that flight and just call it a loss. When I decided to go home instead of boarding that flight, I was *seriously* ready to just go HOME - right then, lol. Well, via a little detour to Niagara Falls anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Money and Time are interesting commodities...

I mentioned in my last post that I felt like "I won the time lottery" this week. Sometimes time is MORE valuable than money. Sometimes the scale tips toward money instead. It's really all about BALANCE though, right?

On that note (money) let's talk about that for a sec...

I love to work, and I love the work that I do, and of course I enjoy the money I make doing it. I imagine that's obvious, but it seemed right to preface what I'm about to say -lol...

I see entirely too many people working entirely too hard.

I joke about it a lot. When someone brings up a great idea or a cool opportunity, my most common response is: "That sounds like too much work to me." :p

At the event in Toronto, David & Paul were engrossed in a deep conversation and I interrupted them and asked what big thing they were planning. "World Domination, of course!" they replied. Ha! My response? I said, "You guys can have it. That one's too much work for me. But I do want to be an affiliate!" (lol) ๐Ÿ™‚

As with most jokes, there's actually a lot of truth in that.

There is SO much more I could be doing in my life and business. There's tons more money I could be making, even. But I really, truly do NOT want to work that hard.

I ENJOY my life - a lot - and I want to keep it that way.

Not to say I didn't work hard to achieve what I have, because I did, but there are ways to "work smart" too. Let's say you have two options... One takes a lot of time and makes a lot of money. One takes a lot less time but makes less money. That one also being less stressful, and easier to pull off.

I'd pick the second one every single time.

Does that mean I'm lazy? No. I don't think anyone could call me that. Even though I do nap about 2 hours most afternoons. ๐Ÿ™‚ It's more about realizing that Time is just as valuable as Money. Or that "less stress" holds A LOT of value to me.

That, and I know that "follow through" is a tough one for me. So I go with the task or opportunity I'm more likely to actually complete. Because as you know... ideas don't pay the bills! It's the things you actually get DONE that matter.

Speaking of, I'm still working on wrapping up the new "Facebook Group Profits" report. The feedback has been GREAT! (Thank you!!) The topics I'm adding to the final version before it goes public are really cool.

I'll be expanding A LOT on ways to use FB Groups to build your list (fast!), and ways to make money with groups (complete with tons of live examples, as usual).

Until I release it publicly for 39.95, you can still get it for only 9.99 here - which will include access to the updated version AND the upcoming live Q&A webinar too.

Creating products is one of those things I consider "too much work for me." LOL. This one is worth it though. It's GREAT information, and a strategy I'm having seriously awesome success with - consistently (for several years now).

Another thing I'm testing out lately is Teespring, to create & sell your own T-shirts. That one is going REALLY well. I did a "quickie" campaign recently to test it out... and I just cashed in a $253 payout. Here's the thing - yes, it's lower revenue but it's also MUCH less work! It's so fast to set up a campaign, so the money is really easy. I just set up another one this week, with two more in the works.

You can read more about that here:
How To Make $1,000 With Teespring

I'm rambling, really - but I wanted to share those thoughts with you. I really hope something in my note stood out for you though - something you can USE to make your life easier, less stressful, more profitable... or all three. ๐Ÿ™‚

I suppose if I had a point, it would be this:

Evaluate how you're spending your time. Do more of what's working, and less of what's not. Learn to say NO. Do the easy stuff. Spend more time DOING than planning. Remember that whether it's time or money... it's either an investment, or an expense. Don't spend either without planning on getting a return.

Best,

p.s. While I was in Toronto I got to hang out with Bob Jenkins (aka "Bob the Teacher). He works for LeadPages now, so we chatted about that some which was cool. I am LOVING the results I'm getting with that platform!!

I did a quick check this morning, and the List Building training session I did with them is still working. You can watch it here:

https://my.leadpages.net/wl/lynn-terry-replay/

It's free training, no opt-in or anything. NOTE: The timer on that page ran out, but the session still plays just fine. I think they forgot about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! You'll get GREAT tips & strategies, no matter what you use to build your list. Enjoy! *cheers*

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Discussion

  1. Hi Lynn. I'm with you! Less (work) means more life to me. My goal is to be able to live well, doing something I love, while having the time to do the rest of the stuff I love. So many people spend their lives just working and then trying to fit the rest of the stuff in around the work, with it being the priority.
    Work for me is a necessity - a means to an end.
    Freedom on the other hand - that's where my goal (and living) lies.

    Sue

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