Online millionaire, that’s me. But I didn’t become one until I fully understood and appreciated what I’m about to tell you.
No, it’s not some little-known secret or simple 3-step system. (The picture threw you off, didn’t it?) In fact, I’m sure you’ve heard it before.
But are you doing anything about it? Probably not. So roll your eyes all you want, but if you don’t get this right, sorry, no Two Comma Club for you.
Okay, here it is. You ready?
The main reason I’m able to make millions again and again on the internet is because:
I cherish every f*cking minute.
This goes beyond “time is money.” It’s not; it’s everything. It’s the only thing. And it’s in limited supply. There’s nothing you can do to get more. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
But nobody acts like it.
I look around and everyone I see is spending their minutes recklessly. Not me. I’m straight-up stingy with mine.
For instance, I:
- Don’t use social media, other than to run ads.
- Keep my phone on silent most of the day.
- Could care less about news, celebs, and gossip.
- Rarely text, almost never talk on the phone, and can’t remember the last time I attended a meeting.
- Will happily pay more for speed and convenience. (Think: travel, food, entertainment, shopping.)
- Quickly cut ties with all “time vampires.”
- Limit TV to Netflix documentaries and business shows.
- Only eat once or twice a day, and not until after 4 pm.
- Do bodyweight exercises in my home office throughout the day (I end up exercising more and saving at least 30-minutes by not going to the gym).
- Set out the clothes I want to wear the night before.
- Get my Starbucks at night, when there’s no line – and this way, I’ve always got a venti Red Eye waiting for me in the morning (I’d rather reheat it than sit in the drive thru for 20-minutes to start the day).
- Base my hourly actions on energy level and attitude. I only write, for example, when I’m positive and high-energy. Otherwise, it takes twice as long and comes out half as good.
- Set up my internet businesses so that emails are either not necessary or handled by someone else.
- Only build income streams that are passive or that can be later on.
- Try not to work on anything that can’t make me money for at least a year, if not the rest of my internet career.
And probably a million other things I’m missing. But you get the point.
I’ll do whatever it takes to eliminate distractions and minimize wasted movement. I see every minute as an opportunity to get ahead of the competition.
So when they’re texting and gossiping and waiting in line and looking at friends’ photos on Instagram and keeping up with the Kardashians… I’m thinking and studying and marketing and advertising and publishing… and getting farther ahead.
Extreme? Maybe. Effective? Are Big Foot’s balls hairy?
And here’s the good news: contrary to what you might think, I enjoy my days now more than ever.
Don’t believe me?
Imagine waking up and having nothing scheduled. Literally.
Unless I have a dentist appointment or something, every day is wide open. No one owns a minute of my time but me.
But I don’t stop there. Because it’s one thing to create freedom; it’s another to keep it. So I place booby traps and barbed wire fence around each hour – and nobody’s breaking in.
Not friends, not family, not Facebook.
And what I’m left with is peace and quiet and plenty of time to go “all in” on what matters most. Aaand?
I can’t remember the last time I felt stressed or rushed or like there was too much on my plate. And you’ll never hear me complaining: “Man, there’s just not enough hours in the day.”
When you treat time like the precious resource it is, you can comfortably do what needs done to become an internet millionaire. And then some. And you can do it on your terms. And it doesn’t have to take 15 years.
Now that doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
And do you see why this piece of advice is the most important?
Because nothing else can happen until you have the space and the environment and the thousands of hours it’s gonna take to create something online that’s worthy of seven figures. Right?
I could tell you to read more, but what good’s that gonna do if you don’t have enough time to read?
I could tell you to go start a blog, but what good’s that gonna do if you can’t get a new post published each day?
I could tell you to find a millionaire mentor, but what’s it matter if you never have time to shadow him?
There’s so many tips and tactics and habits and mindset shifts I could share with you to up your chances of making a million online. And I plan to, one paragraph at a time.
But. It’s all worthless without adequate, distraction-free time.
And there’s only one way to get it. It’s not by wishing for more or making excuses or doing what every other broke idiot does.
It’s by manning up and making it happen.
What’s more important:
A Facebook notification or a million bucks?
A stupid text message from your buddy or a million bucks?
Answering that telemarketer’s call or a million bucks?
Booking a flight with a layover to save $93 or a million bucks?
Happy Hour with the homies or a million bucks?
Fantasy football or a million bucks?
Game of Thrones or a million bucks?
Working overtime at $30 per hour or a million bucks?
Sitting through another 90-minute webinar where some guru’s trying to sell you something or a million bucks?
And are you really too weak to put your phone on silent or close down your browser or skip a few articles on ESPN? Even if millions of dollars are on the line? Because they are. And every minute you’re choosing to get closer to – or farther away from – those millions.
But hey, if you don’t want ’em? I know a guy who might.