I saw a tweet from the great Mr. Moneybags (Dylan Madden) recently.
If I gave you 2 hours to get your work done, you would do it.
Pure intention. Clear minded action. No wasted time.
You take 8 hours because you give yourself unlimited time.
In my experience?
For example, if you read my email from the other day you know I’m enjoying myself on vacation.
I busted my arse the last few weeks—working twice as long as normal, writing 2-3x more emails (both for myself and my clients)—annnnnd…
I finished a whole month of work in two weeks.
This happens in a typical week too.
When I’m laser-focused, ignoring my girl as she whispers sweet nothings into my ear while I’m banging out copy (yes, I live that “but baaabe, I’m horny!!” meme), and not staring at a blank screen, I can finish my work by noon.
But when I get distracted by my girl, my workload, social media, or anything else, it takes me twice as long to finish work.
And y’know what?
Psychologists actually gave this phenomenon a nickname:
Which means, work expands to fill the time allotted for its completion.
This is why everyone gets more done in weeks leading up to a vacation.
When you give yourself less time to complete your work?
You’ll get it done in time.
When you give yourself all day to work on 3 things?
You’ll be burning that midnight oil baby.
To quote a phrase popularized by Mr. Moneybags himself:
“Understand this and prosper.”
If you need help making more money from every single email you send — while building a rabid fanbase who will buy every product you cook up in your noggin…
And we’ll jump on a quick, 15-minute call to see if we’re a good fit.
And if we are?
Well, cully, you might just add another 0 to your bank account within the next year.
Call me on my bluff.
I dare you.