Felix Chandler is a young millennial with a very relaxed attitude to life. He has made some great optimisations from the 80:20 rule leading to achieving a lifestyle he is very content with.
In his part-time when he isn't on a beach, he is also a chess teacher, yoga instructor and massage therapist. But a lot of this can often be done from the beach...
He taught me a lot about how to approach doing anything and provides a great reminder to ask yourself why you do things and what you wish to achieve.
You can save so much hassle and time by really assessing where your time is being spent and what you get from it. Felix shares a great example from his remote business where he didn’t charge a client up front and avoided extra hours worth of email to clarify on price and getting them to send half money now before starting work and then half when complete etc...
If you lose 10% of leads but save 80% of time you are going to be much richer! You can deal with more clients. It also saves them time giving them a better experience, they are less likely to cancel and they also appreciate your trust and are more likely to book again.
To really be successful and grow a business you need serious energy and drive to solve problems and deal with admin headaches. If you start a business to just solve a short term problem you will lose the fire and likely not turn the business into a big thing. You need to have real passion and drive to continuously dedicate to a project.
You can be very happy by needing less. Reduce expectations of what you need to be happy and life can be very gratifying and rewarding. You don’t need to waste time working in a job you don’t like and spend it on the beach and reading and doing art if you spend less,
Don’t seek something in the future. You need to be content and happy in the now. If you can’t learn this then you won’t be content in the future because you will be seeking something else!
A classic book. You won't end up working just 4 hours a week after reading it, but the way you think about work and life will never be the same. Learn to optimise your short time on this earth to spend as much of it doing what you enjoy and maximise the output of your labour to suit your needs.
Bloody great books on everything about humans. Read them and be enlighted on the world around you!
Felixkchandler at gmail dot com
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Special Guest: Felix Chandler.