How Are You Spending Your Free Time?

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Posted on September 3, 2014 by James Gilmer in Business Compliance.

This morning, I got a phone call.

It was a gentleman interested in starting a public charity, in order to raise money to build a local skate park. The skate park, he said, is a huge need in his community.

A perfectly normal conversation, so far.

Until he told me he works 60 hours a week at his full-time job. Working an 8-6 AND starting a nonprofit on the side? This guy must be crazy!

He’s not crazy; he’s an entrepreneur!

Entrepreneurs know the importance of their time. Successful ones pack their schedules with high-value activities, which benefit their businesses, their communities, and occasionally, themselves.

Having mastered time management, these entrepreneurs are able to translate their burning passions into a drive to succeed. The best part is, you can do this too!

If it sounds intimidating, start small. Try these four tips instead!

  • Do you have a great idea for a business? It’s called a side hustle for a reason. Don’t quit your day job; just do it!
  • Do you feel the urge to give back to the community? Volunteer. Start a nonprofit.
  • Do you feel intellectually un-stimulated? Turn off the TV, and pick up a book. Listen to some Chopin.
  • Do you feel disconnected from your friends and family? Make some time for them. Reconnect.

So let me ask you again: how are you spending your free time, and what’s holding you back?

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