Sometimes you get to a point where you simply have to “not work”. Well, actually, I’ve been known to say that I don’t really work in any case, and that it’s more like “play” to me!
Even so though, sometimes it’s necessary to take somewhat of a break to help “recharge the batteries”.
But, it does not mean you have to stop earning some nice money while doing it! And inside today’s video, I reveal how you can achieve such a marvelous thing 😉
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Transcript of Today’s Video
I think with any kind of success comes sacrifices and you need to make some sacrifices to be able to enjoy success. For example, sometimes you need to put in a bit of extra effort compared to other people and miss out on some other things.
I remember the days when I used to do athletics and you know I couldn’t go out partying with my mates. I had to go to bed early so that I could perform the next day so that I could do really well. And I had to train really, really hard. I think it’s the same in business.
At the same time, you also need what’s called “rest”. Okay, no rocket science there. But basically the way I look at business at any source of successful business is that there are four different stages.
The first one is where you sow. This is where you sow the seeds of your business.
The second stage is where you nurture that little seed to make it grow. So you can look at your business as a plant, basically. You can compare it to a plant. You sow the seed, you nurture it.
The third stage is where once you’ve nurtured it long enough, it’s ready to reap the harvest. If you’ve done a good job with the sowing and nurturing, your reaping stage would be very, very successful and that’s where you make your money.
The fourth stage is a stage that a lot of people skip. They go straight back to sowing again or they just keep on trying to reap and then they don’t go through the cycle properly.
And the fourth stage is the rest stage. I think it is a very critical stage for your business for anything you do really, whether it’s farming the land or running a business. Whatever you do in life, there are these four stages: sowing, nurturing, reaping, and resting. Sowing, nurturing, reaping, and resting. Going back through that cycle over and over again. And basically, you can’t skip the rest stage unless you want to burn out.
I’m really now at the stage where I’ve been sowing a lot, I’ve been nurturing a lot and recently, I’ve been reaping a lot as well. I’m reaping the rewards of my hard work over the last four years.
And now the fourth stage for me is really the resting stage. Now, you could be asking yourself – huh, rest? How can you still make money while you rest? Well, just by resting, it doesn’t mean that you have to stop working or that you have to neglect your business. There are some things you can do during your rest phase to still make a really decent income and to, in fact, make even more.
A good friend of mine, Yaro Starak, he’s really a good example of that where he traveled for six months in a year. He said he made more money during that traveling stage (“holiday” stage) than he did before that. That’s an example of how you can make more money during a rest phase.
A couple of things here that I want to mention that, I think, are really good things that you can do during the rest phase of your business.
The first one is simplification. Whenever you run a new business or start a new project, inevitably, it becomes more messy, more disorganized. That’s because of the law of entropy.
You might have heard of that from the Physics world. It basically states that everything moves to a state of more disorganization. And it’s no different for your business. It’s no different for anything else in life, for that matter.
I mean your bedroom is a good example. It seems like it just gets messy all by itself and if I don’t take action and clean it, it’s not going to get any better. So that’s the point. You need to make sure that you fight this law of entropy in your business as well, because things just naturally become messier.
In my business for example now, I’ve run a lot of projects, I’ve got a lot of products. The next stage now for me is to simplify what I’ve got and to get rid of all the loose ends. Make sure that the business flows smoothly and then I remove distractions so that I can focus on the right things. That’s the first thing that I think is a really good thing to do when you are in the resting phase.
The second thing, which I think is equally important during the resting phase, is to optimize what you currently have. So with simplification, you look at ways to simplify your life and your business and to find those low hanging fruit that you need to focus on. And optimization is really to look at those low hanging fruit and really optimize it. So you try and get the most out of what you already have.
And this ties back into being able to make even more money during your rest phase. Because often during a launch, during a new product or during a new project, you kind of forget to optimize and you leave a lot of money on the table. So during the rest phase, that’s a fantastic stage to go back to your projects, to your launches, to your products – whatever you have and to optimize what you currently have. I think those are two really key things that you can do during the rest phase.
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