Stop consuming & start creating for success

By | 11th February 2017


Some people complain that they would like to write a book themselves. Someday. When they have time.

Others complain about low earnings. Yet if you don’t take the initiative with respect to taking on extra work or training…

It’s a sad fact that on average people in the UK now watch 24 hours of TV a week.

It was back in autumn 2015 when I gave up television (I do stream the occasional programme and follow a few channels on YouTube though – probably around a couple of hours a week in total.)

I can remember Christmas 2015 was a strange time without television as a distraction – but as a direct result of this I started work on what was to become my free online course to help people start a business with low costs and risks, avoiding the mistakes I and others made themselves.

As a result, my online course now has 2,887 students enrolled – in 117 countries around the world. Something that might not have been possible with normal average TV watching.

Even if you watched 4 hours a week of TV, that would free up 20 hours – what could you do with 20 hours?

If you want more money, perhaps a second/part-time job? When I was starting out I worked over 80 hours a week for a number of years(days, early mornings, evenings & weekends) – the opportunities are there if you take them.

If you want to write a book, get in touch – I’ll tell you how I did it, and if I can do it then anyone can as well. (One sadly departed contact told me as much when he wrote his!)

Assuming an average 40 hour work week, an extra 20 hours gives you 50% more time to do with as you choose…

James McBrearty started his own business from scratch in 2006, to help the self-employed.

He helps people to escape from the corporate world and shares his thoughts here on the changing world of work, technology and personal finances; as well as the occasional travel post.

Over the next 10 years things are going to change significantly. James is a follower of frugality and minimalism; and an advocate of F.I.R.E. to minimise the coming disruption.

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