Friday, August 1, 2008

Use The Time You Have

Stop viewing time as something that you will never run out of. The reality is that you will not have forever to build your company. So stop procrastinating, and use the time you have in this life to create your legacy. Learn to be an aggressive entrepreneur.

Did you know that 150,000 people worldwide die every single day? This means that last year alone 5.5 million people died from heart attacks, strokes, car accidents, household accidents, violent acts, old age - you name it. If you're reading this blog, you are a survivor. You survived yesterday, last month, and last year. Every day, you should remind yourself of this and be inspired to become more productive.

Instead of laying around watching TV, use your free time to brainstorm, research, and plan. Instead of hanging out at bars, attend relevant networking functions to connect with the right people.

Instead of playing around on Myspace and BlackPlanet, visit the professional social networks like LinkedIn and Plaxo to find yourself some valuable contacts. Instead of putting money away for vacations and cruises, save your money and invest it into your company to take it to the next level.

Recreation has its place, but right now - it's time to build on those ideas that are in the back of your head. As an entrepreneur, you want to always be pursuing your business goals. Its not something you do every now and then; its something you do during every free moment you have.

Most entrepreneurs aren't money-driven. They do want to actually make money, but that's not their motivation. Their motivation is to have an impact on the world - to do something that would've never been done, had they not been born.

If this sounds like you, then my advice is to stop fooling around. Use the valuable time you have to act on what will make you successful in business. Time goes on with or without you. Successful entrepreneurs understand this point well, and they live by it.


  1. Thank you for your insights. I am guilty of wasting my time and I commit myself to "Use the time I have to build a business, Benson's Office Supply Services, as a legacy to the gift that God has given me" cb

  2. Excellent post Dante. As a business coach myself, I think about the time I have available and how I can be most productive. I listen to books on tape when I'm in the car and set aside at least 1-2 hours a day to review my favorite blogs, news websites and create posts for my blog.

    I find that this helps keep me in tune to what's happening around me and allows me to share new concepts with clients.

  3. What an excellent post! This was exactly the thing I needed to read this evening to assure me I am on the right path! Every minute counts! As long as we are still breathing and mobile, we have an opportunity to make our dreams and goals a reality!