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Why You Should Never Listen To Anyone Who Tells You To Work Hard


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work-smartWhat’s on this video:

0:37 – A flawed theory. Hardwork does not mean successs
0:55 – the harder people work, the less successful you feel
1:15 – the only way to reach success faster
1:38 – working ON your business not IN your business
1:48 – using systems in your business
2:07 – example of working smarter
2:40 – tools I use to work smarter
2:59 – what could you do to work smarter?

Leave a comment below with your ideas about working smarter…

Resources mentioned:

Aweber – Automate your email marketing

Office Autopilot – Advanced business automation tool



Hi everyone, Suraj here with a video about why you definitely shouldn’t listen to anyone who tells you to work hard! Keep watching and i’ll explain what I mean…

So this concept of “working hard” to reach success is something that we are taught from school and it’s rammed down our throats for pretty much most of our lives, especially if you go through the conventional route of school, university and job. The theory is that if you work hard, you’ll be successful.

But it’s a flawed theory because hard work does not necessarily mean success. I know A LOT of people who work very very hard, long hours and difficult work but they are still in the same place as they were 10 years ago and they certainly don’t see themselves as successful. If anything, the harder they work they less successful they actually feel. They feel less efficient, less productive and less satisfied.

The “system” needs as many people to buy into the ‘work hard’ concept but in reality the only way to reach success faster and more efficiently is to work SMART, not hard. The smarter you work, the more successful you are.

Now this concept probably makes more sense if you’ve broken out of that traditional 9-5 role where all you’re told is to work hard so you don’t really get a chance to work smart or see what that even means. For those of you who run your own business, you will know that you should be working ON your business rather than IN your business which means to outsource, delegate work, automate processes in your business and use systems to do the hard work that you don’t need to do anymore. Not only does that free up your time but it allows you as a business owner to do more important things like marketing yourself or hiring teams and looking at new ways to grow your business instead of doing the little jobs that a business OWNER should never be doing in the first place.

So for example, if you’re running an event or a workshop for new clients when people sign up to that from your website you should have a process in place that automatically sends that person an email with all the information that they need as well as a series of follow-up emails as you get closer to the event. Now I know people who still do that all manually and it takes so much time if you have 50 or 100 people coming to your event that you don’t have time to do anything else. That’s not smart working and you will feel overwhelmed very quickly. One system that I use to do that is called Aweber which automates your emails and follow-ups. There’s a link below this video to check Aweber out. I also use Office Autopilot which is a much more advance business automation system that allows you to work smarter and not harder.

So the moral of this video is to stop working hard and start working smarter. What could you stop doing in your business or your job to be more efficient and productive? Leave a comment below this video if you have any ideas or questions and i’ll respond to you there..

I’m Suraj and i’ll see you in the next video.

Leave a comment below with your ideas about working smarter…



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  • Tarik M

    Great advice Suraj. I take it you’ve read E-Myth revisited. Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading more of your blog posts. Why don’t you send out weekly e-bulletins?

    • http://surajsodha.wpengine.com/ Suraj Sodha

      Thanks Tarik, glad you enjoyed the video.

      I don’t currently send out weekly emails, but may start in the near future!

  • Tarik M

    Did you get my last comment because it doesn’t seem to show up?