I hate the “hustle” culture that’s embedded in modern entrepreneurship.
What is it? It’s the feeling that we should constantly be working. There’s pressure to work while you’re on vacation.
In the back of an Uber for 30 minutes? That’s time for a catchup call or to reply to emails.
Can you relate to this feeling?
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It’s terrifying being a seller on Amazon. What if Big Bezos decides he wants to make an AmazonBasics version of your best seller? Or what if your supplier decides they want to start competing against you?
Affiliate marketers have to deal with people spying on and ripping off their campaigns. Facebook costs keep rising. Margins keep shrinking.
Everyone is approaching productivity wrong. Tactics such as Pomodoros and blocking distractions only scratch the surface. A more effective approach is to improve your workflows.
My career exploded starting in 2009.
The money was great, but my soul was taking a beating. I couldn’t keep up with the countless emails. I thought employees were the answer, but managing them took time away from me actually making money.