W ork hard and you'll do very well in life! I've been there, they have also told me: work hard millet work hard and have everything in life. I said that and I already had two jobs, personal projects and studying at the same time. As he had in the bank? Approximately 200-300 = 10-15 USDs weights. All my money was going to payments and accounts, I had no money even to hang out with my friends or family, much less to invest.
Currently we have many tools that help us optimize time, money and even social relationships. That is, as there may be people out there able to sell over and over again your product through the Internet to people who have never met in their lives?
Others on the contrary I assure you are out there struggling and striving to sell their products or services from one person on the street handing out flyers and business cards. Both can do well, but believe me that you are using technology tools such as list of subscribers, YouTube, etc. It has more attention and sales person handing out flyers outside of your business …
Now you understand what I mean by the difference of working hard to work intelligently?.
It’s not about working harder and during evenings or weekends. But creating dynamics that allow you to be more productive, strategic optimizing the best available resources.
One of the things I love of culture in Buffer is the emphasis given to work smart, not work anymore. Our team gets enough sleep, exercise and have recreation time, so the minutes in the office are as productive as possible.
More work can be an easy habit to get for entrepreneurs. And it is sometimes difficult to unwind at the end of the day or stop thinking about work on weekends. When running a startup, I would be very difficult lately this. When I’m not working on Buffer, I’m in Exist, and it is easy to fall into the pattern of “always be working” instead of working smart to have moments to myself.
If this also happens to you, I share five ways to help you work smart:
Take more breaks: Power Naps may be the key
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax – Abraham Lincoln”