I decided long ago to work hard at losing everything that no longer matters to myself.
I’m sure you feel the same way at times, just clear the junk in your life and move on, light and free; often though this is just talk.
So to avoid more of what doesn’t matter I’m taking less on. Possessions and business ‘opportunities’ can lose their shine pretty quickly so I’ve learned to filter.
By applying heuristics in advance of anything I take on and outsourcing wherever possible when I do start a new business project I reduce my exposure to heavy time input whilst still exploring my creative side.
My next moves workwise are a compromise between staying with what I know (heeding advice from Warren Buffett) and trying new approaches within that field (energy).
Help everyone else get what they want and you will get everything you need.
I’ve realised that I need other people to help get things done and I’m setting up an energy marketing resource to help people worlwide to optimize their online energy marketing in a very simple way.
To that end I’ve set up energybrokr which is niche specific to the work I do, perhaps a little too niche – but there is many an an energy broker affiliate that would love to know what I do right now.
Tim Ferriss’ 4HWW is awash with stories of outsourcing less important tasks.
Lately I’ve been setting up a tiny website in a profitable energy niche using the help of the talent on fiver
For $5 (£3.54 at todays exchange rates) Andreas is making a website banner, and for around £20 Derren is making a professional intro video.
Update 25.6.2015 : I’ve already generated £409 off this niche site, which seems small beans, however there’s a big and almost wide open market to go at.
So I’ve outsourced all the stuff I won’t invest time in, or don’t have the skill or resources to do.
What this means for me is more time and less risk
Now I can concentrate on the important part, which is writing a few pages of good sales and info copy using my specialist knowledge.
So there we have a brief experiment with low time and financial risk, now I can concentrate on the important things like spending time with my family and looking after my health.
Possessions have quietly increasef to a point where I’m not comfortable so I’m offloading everything that can help someone else via ebay or free to friends or whoever wants my junk for their treasure trove.
If you’re new here, or you’ve got stories about offloading and simplification or want help with creating something new starting online, comment below and I’ll reply.
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