Let’s presume you are a busy person – I can tell you that because pretty much everyone I meet tells me how busy they are. Hey, I’m busy too. Twin babies, a two year old, building two companies as well as several websites.
We all have the same 24 hours per day or 168 per week. Some of the stuff we have to do such as work, commute, sleep, eat wash and so on. They are pretty much compulsory. The rest of the time we can call discretionary. We have to eat into that with quality time with our loved ones as well as physical training if that is important to us. But what about the remaining 6 hours we have per day. In fact, when I put that number in writing it is pretty measly.The vast majority of people spend this time on a variety of common tasks such as:
- Watching TV
- Surfing the web
- Facebook / social media
- Relaxing or reading etc.
What we all do with our spare time is down to us of course and I’m not judging. I’m just asking if you would like more free time? If yes then doesn’t it make sense to let go of some of the stuff which takes it up. Taking this further, does it make sense to get rid of the stuff you least like doing first? Take the below:
- Cleaning your house
- Car maintenance
I personally loathe the above tasks. They have to be done but I don’t see why it has to be me who does them!
I see my neighbors every Sunday – mowing the lawn, washing two cars etc. That is around 4 or 5 precious hours of their lives gone forever. If it is enjoyable then what the heck, do it. If your goal however is to grow a secondary income so you can have more options in your life or just to have more free time then wouldn’t it be wise to look at?leveraging?your time?
A cleaner will set you back around $10-15 per hour. Same for a gardener. A hand car wash will be around $10-20 depending on how big your car is. A handyman is around the same also. They can do the job in half the time you can and probably twice as well as you could.
If it all feels a bit much, then to start with look for a cleaner. I prefer the indepdant ones rather than franchised. They take more time and have more pride in their work.
Work out what you will do with that extra 2-4 hours per week. Now times that by 10 when you delegate more stuff.