Your most important client

When I was writing my first marketing course, I did my best to work on it every day. I’d eat a quick lunch and work on it for 30 or 45 minutes, I worked on it after work and weekends, and sometimes I worked on it in the office between appointments.

I probably averaged one hour a day (over 3 years) working on my course.

I could have used that time doing more legal work, or anything else, but this project was important to me and I was willing to invest the time.

I thought about this as I was reading a blurb about a biography of Warren Buffett, The Snowball, where he tells a story about his partner, Charlie Munger:

Charlie, as a very young lawyer, was probably getting $20 an hour. He thought to himself, ‘Who’s my most valuable client?’ And he decided it was himself. So he decided to sell himself an hour each day. He did it early in the morning, working on these construction projects and real estate deals. Everybody should do this, be the client, and then work for other people, too, and sell yourself an hour a day.

Do you have a side-project? Investing, writing, another business? Do you work on it every day?

If you don’t have a side-project, you could be that side project.

What would happen to your practice if you invested one hour a day “sharpening your saw”–improving your personal and professional skills?

I encourage you to ‘sell yourself’ an hour a day to work on your project. Because you are your most important client.

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