Lemme tell you about this past month…
As you can maybe tell from my lack of recent posts, I did a whole lot of nothing.
I didn’t write a single newsletter. Worked on zero projects. Pushed every consulting request to January.
Every week, I worked no more than four measly hours. That’s about how long it takes to find QOD clips and record intros and outros for 5 episodes.
My income didn’t change. Social media followers didn’t plunge. Podcast listens held steady, despite the holiday.
What did I do with all of that free time?
Self-care stuff. Conquered a couple of nagging health challenges. (Goodbye, brain fog!) Joined F45 and dropped six pounds. Read about a dozen books on stocks, real estate, and general financial literacy. Took some long ass naps. Made new friends. And cuddled with my pup.
If I didn’t have such expensive taste ($25 lobster rolls, anyone?) and a strong desire to help people, this could very well be my life. Drop a podcast episode five days a week and collect a check from our pals at Sirius XM. A real-life “4-hour work week.”
Thanks to you the listener, of course. Grateful!
But I didn’t write this post to brag about time freedom, but rather to share the secret to having more time (and money) for yourself and your family. It’s something I used to ponder quite a bit when I was in college. I would buy a new hip-hop CD for $13. Then I would think about how the artist could possibly move over a million copies of said album in a week’s time.
Record the album once, vibrate a million subwoofers.
In other words, recording an album is a service that doesn’t really require the artist’s physical presence after the album is recorded, shipped, and sold.
The work is done.
My point is — and this is the simple formula to unlocking financial abundance and time freedom — if you can figure out a way to serve hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people at the very same time, you can have all the time freedom you want.
This might be a physical product that solves a common problem. A digital course that generates sales on your website 24/7. A YouTube channel that rolls ads before each video plays. Or, in my case, an incredibly simple podcast that serves around 40,000 listeners a day and generates revenue from sponsorships.
So the question of the day is…
How can you serve LOTS of people at the same time, without you actually having to be there?
Yes, it takes time (and work) to grow your followers and customers. But when things get rolling, you could very well find yourself with more free time than you know what to do with.
As Earl Nightingale says on today’s episode, “Our rewards in life will and must always be in exact proportion to our service. It is the misunderstanding of this single law which is responsible for 90% of the frustration and discontent we see around us.”
Press the PLAY button to hear Mr. Nightingale’s classic recording on how committing yourself to service is the key that unlocks the door to success, fulfillment, and maybe a 4-hour work week.
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