I’m not going to go all weird on you but I really believe what I’m about to tell you. There really are, in my opinion, 4 ultra-essentials that will make your life move forward, last longer and have a better quality from both a personal and business perspective.
So, let me explain. And, I can assure you that this is not your standard internet marketing posts stuffed with affiliate links. But I want you to think about the advice and see the sense.
1. Your Bed Should Be Expensive
WHAT? Bed? Huh? What’s that to do with blogging?
Well, to be honest, nothing and everything at the same time.
You will spend somewhere between a quarter and a third of your life in bed – unless you are a pro-blogger when that will reduce by half, lol. And, when you are in bed, you should sleep as comfortably and as deeply as you can so that you are re-charged for the next day. Just like a good lithium battery.
I cannot tell you what will work for you but it won’t be found in a cheap discount store. Hotel beds and mattresses are fantastic at the top chains so why not find out where they get theirs?
Personally, I have a memory foam bed (not a Tempur but the same thing) and my sleep has never been better, especially in the summer as it ‘breaths’ and does not make me hot.
I can’t tell you how to buy a bed but spend lots of money on it, test it for as long as you can. Get it in the Christmas sales but pay lots of money. Your back will love you for it!
2. Your Office Chair Needs Lumbar
If you think that much of this post seems to relate to keeping your back in good working order, you’d be right. My wife Tina has a back so bad that it is ruining her life. don’t chance it.
Another place that us online folks inevitable spend lots of time is in an office chair staring at a screen. Just add up the hours.
For that reason, this is another one to spend good money on. make sure that it is not a budget one. Your chair needs a large, thick seat and a high back with adjustable lumbar support.
The seat should go up and down and tilt but these should operate independently of each other. Arms are good but, again, they should be adjustable. Up and down and foldable (for when you want to slide yourself under the desk). Pay for quality.
3. Comfortable Shoes Can be Fashionable
Obviously, you’re not going to wear your Jimmy Choos all day. Are you? But, think about it, do you choose comfort or fashion when buying shoes? I mean for general walking, not boogying.
You will pound the sidewalk or pavement so why not have a pair of shoes that has a decent instep and a padded sole?
They will be saving your feet, legs and spine so, whether they are running shoes or just plain shoes, pay double what you’d normally spend. The chances are that the resulting footwear will last three times as long. Your feet will as well!
This last one seems unrelated but, humour me for a minute.
Put simply, all else in your life will follow from a continuing great education. This can take many forms from traditional schools and colleges to the sort of education that us online marketers are used to such as courses, ebooks, membership sites, webinars, conferences, mentoring, etc.
The more you learn, the more valuable you make yourself to all around. And that will help you to get a better job, build a better business, help you to further educate your kids and improve their lives, help others, and just become an all-round good egg.
But some of these courses are very expensive as is always the way, especially the really worthwhile ones. They seem to be only for the ones wealthy enough to be able to pay and surely they are the ones that don’t need the education!
You can save a fortune if you only start thinking outside the box. How about bartering for it. Do you have something you can offer in exchange to learn? Maybe a product or service?
Or, how about this? If I had someone get in touch with me and offer to work for me for a month with no wages, don’t you think I’d be interested? That may cost you a couple thousand bucks in lost earnings but wow, would you learn. And real learning in a real biz doing it the right way. You’d also learn a wide range of stuff you could apply immediately.
Now, please don’t anyone offer to fly over just yet as I just hired three new staff. I want you to think about your life, your well-being, your future and to have a pleasant change from the internet marketing drivel that you had to consume today and yesterday.
Let me have your comments and tell me if that does not make sense. And, don’t just read this stuff, and then do something good for yourself.