Nine University CEO Shares How He Stopped Being a Workaholic
If you are looking to start an Amazon Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) business, or if you have entrepreneurial tendencies at all, the odds are that you have the personality traits of a workaholic. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, those tendencies can sometimes be less than beneficial. Today we are here to tell you about how the CEO of Nine University
has done to curb his workaholic tendencies and let his personality work for him. Let’s get right to it.
How the CEO of Nine University Knew He Was Workaholic
Before you read any further, you should ask yourself a few questions.
The first is:
“If you aren’t working on something, do you feel guilty?”.
The next is:
“If you are relaxing too much, do you get this pit in your stomach feeling like there is some opportunity that you are missing by being lazy?”.
“Do you feel best after you have busted your ass for a twelve-hour day and cannot possibly work for another minute?”.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of those: Congratulations! You are a workaholic!
Is it Actually Serving You to Be That Way?
After determining if you are a workaholic, you should figure out exactly how it is serving you in your life. As well as how it is impacting your business. Sure, workaholics are driven and get stuff done, but you should be honest and answer another question:
“Are you inventing things to do to avoid the important?”.
If you answered ‘yes,’ do not worry. A lot of workaholic-types do this. The cool thing is that you can use this question to combat the exhaustive feelings related to the first three questions. If you think about it for just a second, you will realize that it is really just the important things that determine your accomplishments.
When you categorize things in this way, you really do not have to feel guilty for taking a break when you need to. You can also rationalize that if it is not an important task or if it is something that you have invented to avoid an important task, then you will not be missing anything if you just let it go. This method of working is most effective if you can just knock out the important stuff first.
A Morbid Reminder From the CEO of Nine University
Another thing that the CEO of Nine University says has helped him to stop being such a workaholic is the reminder that he is going to die.
Life is short. If you are busying yourself with things that you would not do if you knew that you were dying soon, are they worth it? Asking this question can help to weed-out the mundane and unnecessary tasks to make room for the important ones.
Worst Case Scenario
Another trick that he explains is to think of the absolute worst-case scenario.
When you start to feel the nervousness of not completing important tasks, take a moment to be honest about the worst consequences that could happen if you did not complete the tasks. Often, this will allow you to begin the process of making a backup plan. In turn, you will feel the pressure and stress begin to lift. This allows you to feel relaxed when you tackle the important things.
More With Project Nine University
For more tips and tricks to help with your Amazon FBA business, check out Project Nine
. They can help you with every step of the journey to a successful Amazon FBA. Project Nine
has a wonderful support network and they are willing to teach you everything that you need to know about running an Amazon FBA business.