You hear it all the time: you need to Work Smart. Great catchphrase, but it should be a lot more than that.
Though most have heard it, they don’t really know how to go about it!
Would you know where to begin working smart?
Realize working harder is not the answer – you generally will not get paid twice as much for working twice as hard – even if there were enough hours in the day!
For example, If you get paid $50 per hour for an 8 hr day, you are unlikely be able to work 16 hours straight daily, even if you will end up doubling your pay. With other activities of daily living, people are barely able to do much more than 8 hrs a day, especially with commutes of up to 2 hrs each way. You’d better make a bed at work and sleep there, in that case!
Donald Trump certainly does not work a thousand times as hard as you do even though he is maybe a thousand percent richer at the very least. Think about it – the book by Napoleon Hill is titled “Think and Grow Rich”, not Work Hard and Grow Rich. It is estimated to have made a million millionaires. Hint: If you haven’t done so yet, go and buy a copy ($12) and read it.
Working smart requires you to be creative and efficient. Getting a team is also a great way to work smart, as is of course delegation and outsourcing.
I will get a coach all the time when I can – that propels me faster to where I want to be – I achieve results much faster than slogging it on my own, going through every nuance. I’m doing that very thing as we speak with my online business, and I’m getting great results!
Work Smart – it’s the only way, really.