Newsletter #18

The Real Reason You Can’t Find Time for Your Business

written by

Sam Driver

published

“I just don’t have enough time…”

Sound familiar? 

It’s the mantra echoing through the halls of every aspiring entrepreneur’s mind. 

The clock ticks, tocks, and mocks us while our online business dreams seem to hover just out of reach.

But it’s not really about time, is it?

Let’s face it — we’re all granted the same 24 hours. 

So, why do some thrive while others struggle to get off the ground?

The answer… 

A lack of energy and, dare I say, a mismatch between your tasks and your true passions. 

That’s right — It’s not always about the ticking clock. 

Sometimes, it’s about what’s ticking inside you. Energy. Passion. The real juice that powers your dreams.

In this issue of Profitable, we’re peeling back the layers of the time myth. Buckle up for a journey of self-discovery, energy management, and reigniting that entrepreneurial fire within you.

Let’s dive in.

#1. Energy Over Time

You’re staring at your screen, the clock ticking away. Your to-do list is laughing at you, and all you can think is, “I need more hours!” 

But it’s not more hours you need, it’s more energy…

The Energy Audit 

Let’s start with the basics — are you sleeping enough? Eating right? 

And no, coffee marathons don’t count as a food group.

Small tweaks in your lifestyle can supercharge your energy levels. 

Next, recognize when you’re at your peak. 

Are you a morning person whose ideas flow best with the sunrise? Or do you find your stride when the world quiets down at night? 

Align your most crucial tasks with these high-energy moments.

Why?

Well, when you’re energized, time bends to your will.

Minor inconveniences no longer distract you, procrastination is a thing of the past, and you simply get stuff done.     

#2. The Power of Genuine Interest

Ever noticed how you lose track of time when you’re doing something you love? 

Or how you can easily binge-watch a series on Netflix for hours but struggle to spend 30 minutes on market research? 

That’s because interest and passion drive action. 

So, if you’re struggling to find time for a task, maybe it’s time to ask… 

Am I really passionate about this?

The Passion Meter 

So, are you? Does your next business task excite you? 

If the answer is a resounding “Yes!”, great. 

If it’s “Meh,” it’s time to delve deeper. 

Ask yourself, is it necessary for my online business? Can it be delegated? 

After all, if it’s not fueling your passion or your business, reconsider its place on your to-do list.

Creating and launching an online business is not a walk in the park. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to make an impact in today’s digital landscape.

So, find aspects of your business that light you up. Aspects that spark a fire within you.

And when you find this, something miraculous happens…

You are no longer searching for more time.

Time finds you.

#3. Align Your Actions with Your Ambitions

You have newfound energy. You’re working on a task that genuinely fuels your passion, but the phone rings…

Your best friend is inviting you to catch up over coffee, and he’s excited about a new business opportunity. Sounds great, you say. 

After all, you’re in a good mood, and you’re finally making inroads into your own online business journey.

Best friend: “Awesome! Meet you in an hour?”

What would you do?

Say yes, break your workflow, and catch up. Or reschedule…

The Power of Saying “No”

We’re often told the key to success is saying “yes” to opportunities. 

But sometimes, the real power lies in saying “no”. 

No to distractions. 

No to commitments that drain your energy. 

No to things that don’t align with your true passion.

Every “no” is a “yes” to your online business dreams.

#4. Simplify to Amplify

We’ve all been there, juggling a zillion tasks like a circus act gone wrong. 

But here’s the catch…

What we call multitasking is often just task-switching, and it’s killing your productivity.

The Myth of Multitasking

Here’s the thing… every time you switch to another task, you’re burning precious energy and time.

Why?

Because you essentially have to re-familiarize yourself with the task at hand.

So, embrace the art of mono-tasking. 

Pick one task, give it your all, and watch as you blaze through it with newfound focus. 

It’s about doing less to achieve more. 

Sounds counterintuitive, but it’s a game-changer.

Ready to Align Your Energy, Passion, & Time?

The narrative of “not enough time” is a convenient one, but it often masks deeper issues. 

By shifting your focus from managing time to nurturing your energy and passions, you’ll find that time is more abundant than you first thought. 

So, let’s recap and list a few key action steps:

  • Audit Your Energy: Are you taking care of yourself? Consider your daily habits. And forget the 9-to-5. Work in bursts when you feel most alive.
  • Adjust Your Passion Meter: Make a list of tasks and projects. Next to each, note down your excitement level. High excitement? Prioritize it. Low excitement? Rethink or delegate it.

Remember, in the world of online business, it’s not just about finding time; it’s about making time count.

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As always, if this resonated with you, share it with someone who could use a little nudge in the right direction.

Together, let’s redefine productivity and make time work for us, not against us.

And the more referrals we get, the more awesome content we can publish.

Until next time,

Sam Driver
Editor
Profitable.me