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A timely secret and an honest confession

In today’s post, I will share a secret that I have uncovered recently. Sometimes, life’s secrets are very obvious but we just fail to pick them up unless someone points it out to us. In my case, a situation led me to the discovery of this secret. And now, I am sharing it with you…time

Let me start by explaining the situation, for some context.

The situation

Many people were asking me why did I become skinnier and more tan. So here goes, for past 6 months, I was working 7 days a week.

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I do not know if I worked purely for the money, or to avoid some other reality,  but that will be for another post.

So anyway, I realised that by working everyday for the past few months, that I am allowing all my employers to determine how much my time is worth.
HERE’s the SECRET

And it was then that i realised, i have stumbled onto this little known secret.  you actually GET to decide how much your time is actually WORTH!

 

So back to my story…

I realised that on weekdays, my time is worth about $15 per hour, and on weekends, my time is worth $20 per hour.

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Don’t give your power away..
When you give away the power to determine your time value, you lose control over your potential.
..or you will end up limiting yourself

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By choosing to play in the system of being an employee for 7 days a week, I had a base time-value (something that many people over value) BUT at the same time, I have a ceiling over the potential of my time value. So in those past 6 months, my time-value varied from $15-20 per hour. And it could only vary within that range. 

I was burnt out. falling sick often, feeling tired for the majority of the time that I was awake. And I felt hopeless and totally unable to control my own path and destiny.

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Taking action over a decision

So just a few weeks back, I finally made up my mind to cut down on my weekend job. I have successfully cleared off a day! (success starts from a small step, ok!)

Having the power to decide…
is empowering and uplifting to the spirits.
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With the extra time that is within my control, I am able to decide how much my time can be worth now. I can choose to spend the day with my family, or spend it building a business that will provide greater upside in the future. Just by re-gaining the power I have over of a single day in a week, I can now decide to work on increasing the ceiling on my time value.

I urge you to think about a few things today…
  • What is your time value?
  • Who determines your time value?

Is it being determined by someone else, or do you have control over your OWN worth?

If you are looking to build a business and increase the upside to your time-value, connect with me on Facebook.

Remember, whatever the situation you are in currently, you had a hand in it. After all, the initial decision to hand over your power for a limited time value, was made by you. Its time to reclaim your control.

Its time to reclaim your power. Its time  Its reclaim your destiny.

If you are looking to build a business and increase your potential worth, connect with me on Facebook.

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powerful advise

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Here’s a powerful advise I picked up from a speaker.

What you are in business, is simply what others say you are” – Ronald Lye

When in business, it does not matter how you perceive your company.  All that matters is how your POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS perceive your company.

Beyond the product or service that you provide, manage your BRAND effectively.

Here are 4 questions to ponder upon;

  • How does your targeted customers perceive your company?

Do some research to determine this. Do not assume anything. What you think of your company may not be what your potential customers ACTUALLY think.

  • Is your company a good fit for your target customer group? 

Know your target customers. Does your brand resonate with them? Does the tone of your brand agree with their thoughts and emotions?

  • Are the values of your company in line with those of your target customers?

Again, know your target customers. What are their values? What are the values of your company? Are these values being reflected in your marketing campaign and your brand?

  • Are there any features that set your brand apart from your competitors?

Does your brand stand out in the marketplace? Does your customers know that you are THE  business to turn to? What separates you from your competitors? Remember, the marketplace is a very noisy place, you need to stand out in order to attract customers.

Now that you have pondered upon these questions, I hope you have identified gaps that can be filled to boost your business!

Have a great weekend ahead:)