Lazy and successful don’t usually belong together. Cultural norms tell people they must work hard, play harder, and absolutely nothing in this life comes easy, right? Well, there just so happens to be a few clever and creative ways to make being successful and a bit lazy far more plausible.
It’s going to take some non-lazy planning, but it can work and the payoff is blissful laziness, so listen up!
In brief, the idea is to work smarter not harder; quality over quantity. What if 70 hours a week in the office or building that new virtual business could be transformed into 25 or 30?
Three Tips to Create Sloth-like Success
- Hire someone else that’s competent to do the grunt work, take the lion’s share, but make it worth their while. Getting someone else to do the tedious and mundane stuff will free up truckloads of time for the lounging and napping. Cut that workload in half by hiring other professionals looking to build their resume or make supplemental income.
- Stick to one thing. With ten pots of the fire, someone’s soup is going to burn. If that schedule is overloaded cut those projects down and invest in what’s working or paying off the most. Perfect just one idea or niche and then sit back and enjoy the fruits of that labor.
- Sell the idea. If one of those income streams turns into something big, or even moderately successful with big potential, consider selling it to one of the millions of people looking for new start-ups or situated businesses to build on. Solid investments are made every day buying proven money-making ideas. Once it’s sold, the bounty may be enough to kick back for a few months.
Play More – Work Less
People tend to associate being successful with extraordinarily busy lifestyles. But the smart one’s play more – work less.
Most successful people turn playing golf into doing business, travel more, and lounge out on the beach with a great laptop while others take care of the office work. Dig into a niche until a great idea surfaces, perfect it, and then pass the reigns onto some trustworthy employees/interns that need extra cash.
Success once found and enjoyed, should be passed-on to others. This is one of the most popular ways to rake in huge sums of money and receive residual income while sitting back and doing just about nothing.
So there it is, find a niche with a need, create a brand, and put in some hard work and dedication in the initial phase. Stick it out, but don’t hang around any field without being able to maintain a real desire to be there. If done solely for the money, it’ll show, and most likely fail. Like a dog smells fear, consumers sense greed and desperation.
Invest time in smart work, not hard work, and soon sipping margaritas with the little colorful umbrellas on the beach will only be a touch off point.