Ask yourself if you had a heart attack and could only work 2 hours a day and needed to make at least the same amount of profit monthly, what would you do?
If you had a second heart attack and could work only 2 hours per week what would you do then?
There are 3 principal ways you can “create” time:
1) Get someone to do it for you.
2) Still do it, but do it as efficiently as possible via technology, systems etc.
3) Don’t do it at all.
As regards getting someone to do it for you – you shouldn’t be afraid to trade money for time. There are times when it makes more sense to spend money than to do it yourself. Here are three instances:
1) When you can use your time more profitably. Does it make sense to turn down work paying $300 an hour so you can do something you could hire someone for $30 an hour to do?
2) When your cost in actual dollars may be less by outsourcing e.g. buying the equipment to print your own manuals versus having it done by a print shop that already has the equipment.
3) When hiring someone will get better results than if you do it yourself.
And as a bonus, you will probably also find that when you take away some of the tasks that make you less productive, you will enjoy your work even more.
Using technology, systems etc. to become more efficient is really a “no-brainer”. But don’t overlook the idea of not doing something at all. Remember that 80% of your results comes from 20% of the input. So some of that other 80% of input may not be worth doing at all!