Over twenty years ago now I was at a seminar as a small business owner learning some marketing and management tips for contractors. The speaker was a dynamic individual and was a great communicator – the kind of presenter that you really listen to and know has a basic understanding of life well beyond the content they were hired to present.
During a break I had the chance to talk to him one on one and mentioned that I really liked his presentation style and asked what got him started in the business. Among the things he told me about his life the one thing that I’ll never forget is this statement… “I’m not going to live forever and I want to enjoy as much of my life as possible and leave a comfortable nest egg for my wife and children. I try to continually learn and improve my knowledge base and technique so that I become more and more valuable to potential clients. Every 6 months or at most a year I look at the kinds of jobs I’m doing and clients I have and try to weed out the less profitable and add in ones that are more profitable thus maximizing my time spent vs. income produced. Basically I live by this premise – Make More, Work Less, Retire Young.”
I’ve never forgotten that statement and have tried to continually find ways in my own life to make that happen. Sometimes with success and a few times with a less than stellar outcome.
This web site is all about sharing the things I’ve learned along the way and helping you to implement them in your own life.