In the information age, it's so easy to get overwhelmed by how much useless info we're bombarded with all the time. It's important to cut back on how much information we ingest in order to maximize the amount we produce.
Think of it this way: you're either consuming or you're producing. Consumers lose money and producers earn money. That's why it's crucial that you make sure you're on the right side of the fence.
One thing I've personally been working on in order to start consuming less, producing more, and hence earning more money is that I cut back on Television Time. This is essential for all top producers in our society.
Here's how I did it in a nutshell: cold turkey. Instead of watching mindless television for hours on end, I do something for my business or for my life. I create. I produce. I work on things that will generate me money down the road.
Television screens, computer screens, etc... are all sucking the life out of you. You think you're consuming them but in reality they are consuming your most valuable resource: your time. Think of 1 way you could more productively use your time and make a commitment to do more productive tasks and try to stop wasting so much time.
The average American watches 6 hours of TV a day! That's a quarter of your whole day... It's very sad really.
What do I recommend you do with your extra time? Here's what I suggest: Pick 1 area of your life that you have been neglecting. Or, alternatively, pick the one area of your life you wish you could improve the most. Next, take as much of your wasted time and channel all that time into bettering yourself in that area of your life.
For example, for me, the area of my life I'd most want to improve is my finances. Therefore, instead of wasting time watching television or chatting on facebook, you can find me plugging away here on Infobarrel writing articles to generate some income. Or you'll find me working on my online business at http://www.speed-reading-academy.com.
You see, you need focus to become successful in life. That is what I know. I have found that since I've decided to focus most of my time and energy on improving my finances, I feel less stressed out about my financial situation because I know I'm taking action every single day to improve my situation.
Another thing I wanted to mention is that I'm tired of hearing about how bad the economy is and how difficult it is to create income in this economy. Listen, these are the kinds of moments where millionaires are made. Times of turmoil often come with the greatest opportunities. Your job is to find those opportunities and SEIZE THEM!
If you can't find a job, CREATE ONE!
That's just one idea but I digress.
The main message I'm trying to convey here is that I've eliminated the news from my life. I've eliminated a lot of my television watching. My biggest obstacle right now is eliminating all the reading I do on the internet. It really is addictive. There is so much useful information on the net that it's easy to get side-tracked and distracted from your goals.
That's why I wrote this article. To bring your goals back into focus and to encourage you to focus on one area of your life that you'd like to improve the most. Once you figure out what you want to work on, I recommend you work at it every single day instead of watching television... instead of spending 3 hours shopping... instead of doing all those useless activities that consume you and eat you alive.
Time is money. Never forget that.