Building a Business, While Working for an Employer.

September 15, 2023

by Travis WrightJuggle

Oh, what a tricky task it is, working for someone else while building your business. Yet, most of the time, this is the journey we have to endure. Most of us, unfortunately, don’t have a large inheritance nor born with the proverbial ‘Silver Spoon’. We have to work twice as hard to make our dreams come true. So, how do you do it while working for someone else?

Working for a very large company for forty hours each week, takes a large sum of your time. So does sleep. Factor in that we only have 7 days in a week with each day of only 24 hours, totalling 168 hours. That is not a lot of time.

Most work weeks have a lunch hour built into to your workday of 8 hours, giving you 45 hours a week for work. Notice that this does not include the time spent driving your daily commute. Nor does it include the time spent getting READY for the workday. You could spend 50-60 hours a week dealing with going to and from work, and time spent at work and activities pertaining to your job. Big chunk of time. If you have to work while building your business, this is just the cross you have to bear.

Factor in that you sleep approximately 6-8 hours a night… say 50 hours gone. say 50 from work. 50 from sleep. That leaves just 68 hours a week for you. Saturday and Sunday, you have about 16 hours available each day totalling 32 hours or so on those two days… this leaves about 36 hours to spend during the weekday evenings, about 7.2 hours a day to build your business.

Wow. So, there IS time available… precious little. So we need to manage it well. Listen, you have to factor in family and kid time, as well, obviously if you have family and kids. So this is it… you have 7.2 hours a weekday night to do some work on your business, spend time with the family, and eat dinner.

You MUST dedicate yourself to AT LEAST 1-2 hours on your business during each evening, and 3-5 on Sat/Sun. If you spend too much time watching TV, playing Video Games and aimlessly surfing the net, then you are minimizing the probability of your business’ success.

If you consistently spend 15-20 hours a week on your business idea, planning for your business, and working on your business, eventually you will have put in the ‘man hours’ necessary to get to that glorious day, when you put in your resignation at your employer.

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One Response to “Building a Business, While Working for an Employer.”

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