Friday Quick Post

This week I was able to delve into Ramit Sethi’s Earn1K course which is amazing so far. He restricts how much of the course you can go through each week to limit the students from becoming overwhelmed which I agree is a fantastic idea. So far I’ve learned a crap ton; What not to do, business non-essentials and how to connect two different industries to form a fantastic idea.

The weeks seem to be going by incredibly fast which I somewhat don’t like. I know it means I’m busier than usual, but I still like to experience life in a slower pace. It just reminds me that I am getting older and have limited time  to achieve my goals. When you really understand time as a resource, you begin to turn up the heat and really get to work.

I read a crap ton this week, which I’m not particularly proud of. Here’s why; When we spend time consuming we spend less time producing. As entrepreneurs, we should spend the vast majority of our time producing something of value instead of consuming article after article.

There is nothing wrong with reading and increasing our knowledge. The issue arises when we don’t apply this new knowledge and instead put it at the back of our mind. This becomes a complete waste of time and a way to procrastinate on what we really should be doing. Hold your time valuable and only consume that which you truly believe will help you and is actionable.

What I‘m Reading

  • Hacking Elance: How To Make $23,700 Freelancing In 4 Weeks – Today’s post is a detailed breakdown on freelancing strategy by Daniel DiPiazza at Rich20Something. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to leverage your skills to make extra money on the sideor leave your job entirely, freelancing is the perfect way to start.

 

  • Life is Like a Game. Here’s How You Master ANY Game – I swept the chess pieces to the floor and ran out. The pieces were still popping around on the ground like popcorn when I left the room where the match was being played. It was my school versus some other school. I had lost.

 

 

 

  • The Productive Sprint – In the past two weeks, I’ve written more than 45,000 words, including 10 posts for Zen Habits and Sea Change and 30 chapters in my new book. That’s a lot of writing.

 

 

 

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Dillon Carter

Hey there! I'm a young entrepreneur who blogs about my personal experiences, hacks and lifestyle while also teaching people how to begin working with virtual assistants.