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Are you working too hard? There's a rumour that there's life beyond The Warrior Forum!!

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Posted 1st November 2008 at 07:45 AM by Peter Bestel

There's a thread theme that crops up every now and then: discussing the wonderous world of Internet Marketing and extolling the virtues of being your own boss; the freedom it gives you, the flexibility of time and energies and, of course, the seemingly limitless potential for making money.

Because people obviously LOVE what they do, a lot don't see it as work and are happy to put 12, 14, 16-hours-plus a day into it.

Well that might be good in the short term and I wouldn't want to stop creative juices in mid flow, but you've got to be careful here.

Have a think about why you've chosen this way of life. What are you 'really' doing IM for? The job of your business might be to make money, but your job, may I humbly suggest, is to enjoy life. The money you make may help you enjoy that life a wee bit more, but it's just a means to an end.

There's a real world out there, out there beyond your computer screen. I've heard it said that there's even life beyond the Warrior Forum.

And here's the killer.

If you do it right, you can actually work less and make more money.

We've experienced this over the past six months or so. We've put systems in place and organised ourselves so we now spend less time on our business and our profits have increased by a factor of nearly 300%.

Take note of the guys that are obviously making huge amounts in this arena. They often tell you, maybe just in passing, that they're having fun, not just in their business but in their social lives too. They may have worked hard to get where they are but I bet that they always had in mind their goal of enjoying life to the max.

Take heed also of some prominent Warriors that quite clearly have a business model that means they've got to work hard all the time to make any money. This is to do with the mindset of believing that you always have to work hard to get anything.

The key is that old cliche: Work smarter, not harder. Yes, get off your backside and do something, but be wise about where you focus your efforts and learn that spending time on yourself and family can make you a better business person.

It's the beginning of the weekend as I post this, Saturday morning to be more precise. I'm taking time to enjoy life, spend time with my family, prepare for a bonfire party and step away from the business.

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    Peter, you are so right!

    Online or offline, it is so easy to work 16-18 hours/day for tomorrow (then tomorrow never comes).

    It's critical that we work smart. If we're not implementing time-saving, auto pilot systems, we can lose everything that is dear to us.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Posted 1st November 2008 at 10:52 AM by steve305 steve305 is offline
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    Simon Lee's Avatar
    So so right on the mark Peter.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Posted 1st June 2014 at 06:30 AM by Simon Lee Simon Lee is offline

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