In January of 2015 I did not post a single blog.
I didn’t write a single article, and I didn’t write, or share my goals for the new year.
Because for the past month I have just put my head down and got to work.
A lot has changed in my businesses and I have spent a lot of time working on my offline business, which has always been real estate.
I wanted to write, but this article kept popping up in my head from one of my favorite business thought leaders, Gary Vaynerchuk.
The gist of the article basically says: just shut up and get to work.
For many reasons, that article has resonated with me for a very long time. When I look back at the things I’ve done, I’m not satisfied.
From a business standpoint, I’ve always wanted three things: to create multiple passive businesses, to continue to invest in Real Estate assets, and have a creative outlet (YouTube & Twitch) that can be monetized.
In business that’s all I want and need, but it is not always what I have focused my time on, until now.
Of course, there is more to life than just business – we all have a reason for “why” we work so hard.
For me, it’s for my family, and the ability to free up time to do other things I love that have nothing to do with business or money, but are more about helping others (i.e.- coaching football).
The catch 22 is that you can’t do those things that you love to do, without a business behind you. It’s a tough balance for a lot of people who work for themselves, myself included.
My Achilles Heel
One of my biggest downfalls (and motivators) is that I am extremely hard on myself.
Rarely, if ever, do I look back at what I’ve done in a day, week, or even month. I always look at what I didn’t get done, or how I could have gotten more done, which is extremely damaging over time.