time management

10 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Online Business or Blog

No huge intro needed for this post. Here are 10 actionable items that you can do right now to improve your online business or blog: On a piece of paper (yes - paper), write down where you want your business or blog to be a year from now. Think about the following when doing so: [...]

What’s Stopping You From Using a Virtual Assistant?

Note: As of 2015, Elance has combined with oDesk to create Upwork. The links below still work, but the company name has changed. In Tim Ferriss' book The 4-Hour Work Week (aka, my 2nd Bible), he dedicates an entire section to VAs and the benefits of hiring virtual assistants to do almost any task for [...]

My February Time Breakdown and “Organic Earnings”

You're probably used to reading my monthly income reports, but I've never really talked about how much time I spend doing what I do. I'm sure you're all interested, so that is what this post is specifically about. As many of you already know, February 2009 was dedicated to wedding planning, my honeymoon, and moving [...]

How to Save Valuable Time For You and Your Customers

After more than 24 hours of driving on the road, 14 hours of shredding Tahoe powder, and the many laughs and new memories with my homeboys, I'm finally back from my bachelor party. It was a long trip and I was a little worried because it was the first time that I was really going [...]

2 Things That Waste My Time

I just got back from a long weekend with my fiancee. We stayed at the San Luis Rey Mission in Oceanside, CA for a weekend long retreat for engaged couples who are soon to be married. I learned a lot of things about marriage preparation, such as how to argue (yes, how to argue), how [...]

Do You Think of Money Like This? – My 9 to 5 Disease

Hi, my name is Pat, and I have a problem. Actually, let me correct myself - I had a problem. Do you ever think about the money you spend, no matter when or where, as hours of work down the drain? When I was working 9 to 5, this was a huge problem for me. [...]

How to Find Hired Help Online and Save Valuable Time

Note: As of 2015, Elance has combined with oDesk to create Upwork. The links below still work, but the company name has changed. In a previous post, I talked about how knowing and doing everything can be a major mistake for anyone working online. There's absolutely no reason to waste time learning and doing things [...]

The #1 Tip for Starting an Ebook Is…

Note: To learn more how to create an ebook, check out my free resource eBooks the Smart Way. Write your outline first! The easiest and most beneficial thing that you will ever do to prepare yourself to easily crank out that ebook you've been thinking of writing for the past 3 months is to write [...]

How To Start Making Money Online with Mind Maps

My first full day of being laid off was absolutely a waste. I didn't even leave the house or change out of my pajamas. Not because I was sad or depressed, but because I sat in front of my computer all day thinking of my next money making idea. The problem with me is that [...]