I am posting this at 12:39 AM Central Time because I am expecting
many readers from India, where it's already "tomorrow' ...
Is this Realtor profession just programmed to work absurdly long hours?
For those who haven't read the book or visited Timothy Ferriss' website, the premise is that many of us have the ability to create ‘jobs' where we could work remotely while putting in many fewer hours.
Yes, more time for family, surfing, learning languages, traveling, cooking, whatever...
Ferris travels and lives in third-world countries, generates a seven-figure annual income while outsourcing tasks to India. He puts it best when he says "fun things happen when you earn dollars, live on pesos, and compensate in rupees".
How? We learn to focus our time and energy on those activities with the absolute highest return and to eliminate or outsource everything else, regardless of whether we are an employee, business owner or sole proprietor.
This simple mindset shift has been a boon to virtual assistants [VA] around the globe. The bottom line is that there are many tasks that we can outsource. The next question is whether we contract with a local VA or find one in Europe or India!
I am ecstatic because this is a TRIPLE bonus for my business:
- The light bulb will come on for many more business professionals who will realize that being able to send out real personalized cards in their own handwriting, with a real envelope and stamp, for about a dollar, is a form of outsourcing that will drastically impact their future business referrals.
- Numerous Virtual Assistants (whether in Iowa or Bangalore, India) will realize that they can now offer an additional service - being able to send out real personalized cards in their client's own handwriting, with a real envelope and stamp, mailed in the US. Talk about a value-added service!
- From a purely selfish perspective, I can also aspire to a seven figure income while running my SendOutCards business from anywhere in the world (a Paris café or a Costa Rican beach) that there's a wi-fi connection - and guess what? You can join me! Click here to learn how.