Episode #89 – Chunk Your Time and Add Hobbies for Money, Exercise and Creativity

How do you find time for hobbies?  Schedule it into your day!

I was thinking of how important today’s inspiration is: “Find three hobbies: One to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to keep you creative.”  Then it occurred to me, Ben Franklin also believed this, maybe not as hobbies, but he did say, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise”  That’s pretty much the same as money, in shape, and creative.

The first thing you think of is, “I have no time”.  And although it seems that way because you’re busy with running your business, you have just as much time as everyone else.  That’s the cruel part of time… everyone has the same amount.  You have to figure out how to adjust your time for the big three hobbies.

Some may argue that your hobby is making money because you have a business.  And that’s fine too as long as you don’t operate your business as a hobby.   Then there is the ultimate business adventure where all three hobbies are bundle together!  Think about a dance studio.  You make money, you are very creative, and you get exercise.

However, I think the purpose of today’s inspiration, or even Ben’s advice from years ago… is that you need to get your brain and body outside of your business.  You need a break.  If this seems impossible, start with 10 minute chunks.  If you don’t have 10 minutes today, make sure to schedule this in tomorrow.  Actually take your calendar and schedule the time block in to your day. This can be something you can do “close to home” so to speak.  You can go for a walk, listen to an audiobook, sell something on etsy or ebay.  Use the marketing skills you have in a different way!  But take time for hobbies.

What is the most creative way to can integrate one of the big three; money, exercise, or creativity into your daily routine?

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Action Step
1- Which of the three hobbies are you missing?
2- Find 10 minutes today to get some hobby time into your daily routine!
3- Share the way you “time chunked” hobby time into your schedule, use the form on our app… it’s free! (SmallBusinessClubApp.com)

 

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Episode #81 – Become a Subject Matter Expert – Find Your Cat by Bundling Your Knowledge and Experience!

Yesterday I saw a great tweet from Sean Gardner… It is the photo I used on this post.  The three photos represent Knowledge, Experience and finally Creativity.  Knowledge is the scattered circles… experience shows straight lines connecting the circles.  However, when you combine the circles in a creative pattern you get a cat.  Today, find your cat!

I’d like you to think creative for a minute.  If you take your knowledge and experience and bundle them together in a nice package you become a subject matter expert.  This is one of the building blocks you need as a small business.  When you package yourself as a subject matter expert you are owning your corner of the web and allowing yourself to be found!

Content is produced ever minute on the internet, for example, this blog post didn’t exist yesterday… and tomorrow there will be another.  Well, multiply that by everyone posting on Facebook, adding pages to websites, or photos.  Just stop and think of photos!  There is a whole lot of noise out there and you need to cut through it.

This is where creativity is essential.  You need to position yourself as a subject matter expert.  I have an article on my website, BigFishIdeas.com that explains it in detail.  Essentially, you start as an order taker, you become a sales person, and then you are a subject matter expert.  Subject matter expert is using education, knowledge, experience, and honors, to elevate your status above the noise on the web.

You can do this in your field or business area… or you can do it in your hobby or passion.  For me, I’m in the marina industry, but my hobby/passion is baton twirling.  I competed for 17 years, I’m a former national champion, I have taught/coached and I’m currently a judge.  I created an app with a following of over 4,000 and boom… it has nothing to do with boats.  But if someone who is looking for our marina finds my baton information, they learn about me.  I break through the noise.

My other passion is small business marketing!  (Thanks for reading my blog!)  Focusing and breaking through the social media clutter for small businesses and showing how the tools can be utilized to produce results is exciting to me… because I do this for our business.  Now I share my experiences.  I enjoy speaking on the topic. I enjoy writing on the topic.  Again, nothing to do with boats, but it does build my web presence.

This is vital in an increasing internet.  Look at your knowledge and experience in a creative way… find your cat!  Connect your dots to position yourself as a subject matter expert.

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Action Step
1- Read my article on Subject Matter Expert
2- Decide to position yourself as a subject matter expert
4– Install our app! (SmallBusinessClubApp.com)

 

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A- Install our Free App (SmallBusinessClubApp.com –Apple or Android )
B- Subscribe to my blog at BigFishIdeas.com

Listen to Episode #81 of the Two Minute Commute audio blog Podcast