Putting in the work, those hidden hours..
Ever heard of hidden hours?
When I first heard the concept of hidden hours, I was like, “What the hell is hidden hours?” I had no idea what that was.
Hidden hours are the hours and work you are doing when nobody’s watching.
A lot of you work a full-time job. Let’s say you have a normal nine to five job that you go to, you come home after 5:30, 6 o’clock, put your feet up for a little bit, eat some dinner, hang out with family, and then 7 o’clock, 8 o’clock rolls around. You’re left at a crossroad. Most people choose procrastination or laziness. They put on Netflix, play video games, go out with their buddies. They do whatever is convenient and comfortable for them.
Then we have entrepreneurs. After you spend time with your family, you are left with the lazy route OR the average person route OR you’re left with the entrepreneur route which is “what are you going to do when nobody is watching, to help build your business?”
Entrepreneurs will put in their hidden hours and build what I call the side hustle.
If you are just getting into this whole Amazon, eBay, e-commerce world then you are likely in a place where you know if you’re not working your own business, you’re not going to make it!
It’s that simple.
You’ve got to choose.. That either has to be early in the morning or it has to be after work or late at night or on your lunch break. You have to build your side hustle outside your normal job.
And there isn’t one way that is better than another so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s whatever works best for you and your schedule.
Too many people bitch and moan and complain that they don’t have time to go source or they don’t have time to do the shipment, pack the boxes and label the products because they work full-time.
We have all worked full-time at some point. I was putting in 50 to 60 hours a week when I was a full-time massage therapist for a five star resort, but I still built my first online side hustle late at night.
That’s what I did. For me, night was my grind time. That’s when I built my side hustle.
It’s what I did when nobody was watching that ultimately led to the incredible time freedom I have now.
After hustling my butt off for eight months, I was able to quit my job and go full time self-employed.
A lot of you guys are not putting in those hidden hours that it takes for you to build this business.
You have to ask yourself..
Are you going to choose to go out and source even though you don’t feel like it?
Are you going to choose to pack the box and put the labels on the products, even though you don’t like it?
Are you going to choose to prep the hundreds of books that might be lying around your house that need to be prepped?
It’s what you’re doing when people are not watching. That’s what makes or breaks your success.
Listen, when I started, I had no goals. I had no ambitions.
A lot of you are stuck in that same position. It happens, I come from being that person that had no ambitions and no goals, so I totally get it. I know what pain feels like. I know what struggle feels like. That’s why I got my ass out of it. I want you guys to do the same thing.
That’s how you learn!
So get to it. Put in the work.. you’re going to work early mornings, during your lunch breaks or late at night. Those are your options. If you don’t like those, then quit now because you’re not going to make it.
You want to get into this world of entrepreneurship, building your own side hustle, creating an online income, so that you can fire your boss… Some of you may want to pay for that vacation or that wedding. Some of you want to build multi-million dollar companies. That’s awesome!
Whatever your goal is, success is different for each person.
Your level of awesomeness with your goal setting in success is up to YOU. No one else. You own it!
If you want to build a business and put in your hidden hours. It’s one 100% mindset.
You guys see what’s I’m talking about here? That correlates to anything in your life. It doesn’t matter if it’s health and fitness, nutrition, if it’s your business, if it’s your FBA journey, if it’s even in your spiritual life, your relationships.
It’s what you’re doing behind closed doors in those hidden hours when nobody is watching that will make or break your success.
This message isn’t for everyone. It’s just for those people who need to hear it.
Hidden hours, that’s your call.
That’s my tip for you today. I appreciate you guys checking in here.
This has been Chaz. Peace out.