Yes it costs money, but here’s how I work out those maths.
My fee in a very short time went from $100 an hour to $150, to $200 then $500. So I was going to make $500 an hour versus the $30 or whatever that I was paying the cleaner or the cook.
I could focus on taking the risks I needed to do well in the things I needed to do well.
Outsourcing is the ticket and that’s for everybody. If you say ‘That stuff is what I do’, I say stop being a martyr.
It shouldn’t be if there’s two of you in this day and age. Going into 2021, the fact that this is not shared, that’s on you.
There’s shit in my household that wouldn’t get done if JP didn’t pull his weight. It’s meant to be, ‘We are both in it.’ I haven’t done the washing in 27 years. I think we have a washing machine, I might have heard it in action once. We don’t get on.
That attitude is healthy and normal.
I’m picking on women here but the thing is that I see the patterns over and over. I see the people who hold themselves back and have great excuses. For me, I hate 6am, it’s when I’m having my most solid sleep, but I coached at 6am because that was what it took. I coached at 7pm and that is not my sweet spot. I am a solid 11am-7pm kinda gal but those rules went if it meant achieving things in the business.
The way I learned this was at a Tony Robbins event. He said he was given the gift of learning when 4am was the only time he could fit in polo lessons. He wanted to learn to play polo, so he was on that horse at 4am. Whatever it takes.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is in the gym at 4.30. He’s the highest paid star in Hollywood. He’s not kicking back on his sun lounge by the pool at midday then doing a couple of hours work. He is in the gym before the sun is up because that’s what he needs to do.
The key takeaway: it’s about finding a way for this—whatever you want from your business—to be a reality.
Find it. Then do it.