The Weekend Test

That new idea you have.

That new product that will make you $$$.

That new process that will revolutionize the industry.

That book you’ve been plodding through for years.

Do you care enough about it to work on it during the weekend?

If so, go make it happen.

If not, it probably is not going to happen.

It’s not a question of workload and overtime, it’s a question of whether you love it that much to work on it when you have a day off.

That’s the Weekend Test.

I want an Easy Life

Great – start with the end goal in mind.

It’s not going to come to you on a silver platter.

Forget all the hype, all the articles that are promoting someone else over you, all the followers you don’t have and guest posts you are missing out on.

If you want it, go work for it, go make it happen.

That’s all.

(foot note: this post first started out as “Great – Go work for it.  That is all” – it is that simple)

Do you really need to work to 2 AM to be Successful?

Ignoring everything there is on sleeping, what your body needs, how it can operate et al.

My only thoughts on this – we are all wired differently and can all handle less or more sleep.

Moving on.

Do you need to work every day to 2 AM to be successful?

My only answer is whether the work you are doing at 2 AM is still as useful as the work you were doing at 9 pm?

If so, then yes keep working till 2 AM and become successful.

If not, then yes stop working till 2 AM and become successful.

It’s not the time you are putting into the work that matters, but rather the work that you are putting into the time – if the quality isn’t where it needs to be than that should be your biggest concern and not what hours you are working till.

Find Your Niche

Are you more successful with 10 clients that you have a strong relationship with, understand their industry and can anticipate their needs based on current trends and forecasts?

Or are you more successful with 1000 clients that you have an okay relationship with, spread out across multiple industries where you are not an expert in any?

That’s the difference between having a niche and having a base – a niche is something that you wake-up and can feel the heartbeat of in every step you take, a base is solid but you need to probe more, ask more questions, spend more time trying to understand vs trying to help, resolve and move forward.

It’s not only a question for you but for your customers as well…

What do you want?

And what do they need?

The New Corporate Headquarters

Between the time when I was on my own and now where I am on my own again was about the span of a little over two years.

With my first company -I had servers everywhere, network equipment, firewalls, managing patches and software upgrades, performing much of this work myself, begging for help from friends where I needed it and always worrying that someday everything would break (and some days it did, horribly).

Fast forward two years to my new company – I run everything from the cloud, the majority of which I can access from my phone.  The company goes where I go, when I go.  The needs for a brick and mortar headquarters are diminishing rapidly with the proliferation of coop sites where you can rent some space for a few days a week to get your social fix and save some money by not always needing a place of work.

I look forward to the day when we don’t supply our addresses and PO Boxes as the head office for our organization but instead the IP Address.