So once you unlock your Inner Beast to pursue those big goals that you’ve got to pursue, you’ve still got to figure out what to do about the everyday tasks and chores that have to get done. I mean you’ve still gotta feed the family, you’ve still gotta clean the house, you’ve still got to do all of those things.
So what you can do to make sure that you take care of what needs to be taken care of and you’re not overrun by the guilt of neglecting all those things is: you can adopt systems.
Well the first thing to do is—if you live with other people—you’ve got kids you’ve got a spouse—whatever… You know, have them pitch in and divide those tasks so that you’re free to pursue the goals that you’ve got. Communicate with them and let them know that this is something that’s important to you and it can be a group effort.
Develop a schedule, you know, so that you know who’s going to do what—who is responsible for what, when.
And I would just like to offer a tip—particularly for preparing meals—something that I’ve recently encountered and it’s called 5dinners1hour.com.
I just stumbled across this thing and it was just the best thing ever because I was always stressed out about how to provide dinner for, you know, for the family—I’m a single dad.1
So what 5 Dinners 1 Hour does is: you can purchase these meal plans for as little as five dollars a month and it will give you a meal plan for five meals per week. And it has the plans, the grocery list, and you can get all the groceries and the prep instructions so that you can prepare ahead of time all of those meals and put them in Ziploc bags, freeze some, put them in the refrigerator… And you can do all the prep work in one hour.
And so after a full day of work I can come home, pull a pre-prepared meal out, cook it, and have a fresh cooked meal for the entire family in 30 minutes or less and it’s been an absolute Godsend. And that’s a system that’s an example of one system that I’ve been able to employ to free up just a whole lot of time to devote to my side business in addition to, you know, a full-time job.
So that’s just a quick tip on how to employ systems to free up more time to pursue your passion.
When I recorded this video, I was a single dad. A few months later, I got married to the love of my life, Valerie. Click here to watch our wedding/music video. I no longer use 5dinners1hour.com. Valerie has taken over most of the meal planning in our household. We do however have everyone pitch in to clean the kitchen. 5dinners1hour is still a great meal plan service and it’s cheap to try and I still recommend it.