You render more results when you learn to prioritize and organize your time. Most people want to start a business but feel they don't have time or can't make time. I think that's BS. As the saying goes, "If you want it bad enough, you will make time for it."

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Prioritization and Organization with your TIME

This issue is focused on the importance of time. You render more results when you learn to prioritize and organize your time. Most people want to start a business but feel they don't have time or can't make time. I think that's BS. As the saying goes, "If you want it bad enough, you will make time for it."

Let’s get into it…

Time is a real issue for a lot of people.

Whether it’s verbal, an email, text, or even a tweet, there is one aspect that most people complain about: time. The real issue is the organization and prioritization of any person's time and how they spend it. Most people suck at managing their time. Their relationship with time is dependent on other people.

Most people can relate to this: How does that person get so much done in one day, and I can’t seem to get this one thing done?

When you build a good relationship with time, you start to:

  • Make better decisions about how you spend it.
  • Who you spend it with.
  • What brings you joy and happiness?

Simply put:

Persona A: wants to start a business, but they decide to spend time doing other things and not focusing on building a business.

Person B: wants to start a business, dedicates 1 hour per day to achieve their goals over a period of time while having a 9-5 job.

What’s the difference between the two?

Prioritization and state of mind.

There will always be something that comes up or something that “seems” more important but remember every minute or hour you dedicate to the thing you want to achieve, you are one step further. Minor improvements, significant results.

Here is what I prioritize in my life (currently):

  • My family and friends.
  • Mental and physical health.
  • My daily agency work.
  • Building my personal brand.
  • My writing.
  • My podcast.

It’s essential to ensure that you feel good about it no matter how and where you spend your time. Unfortunately, there isn’t an infinite amount of time to do everything.

Allow yourself to shift time around and focus on the thing that has your attention.


In my first Ship30 cohort journey, I didn’t think that I could make time for writing, but I started to prioritize it because I knew this was something I wanted to do and continue doing long-term. It was a mission that I was on, and I didn’t let anything get in the way.

How does someone do ten things, and I can’t even get to one thing after work?

So how do I do that?

  • I make time to record a weekly podcast episode.
  • I make time to write long-form and short-form every single day.
  • I make time to exercise and keep my physical health in good shape.
  • I make time to return to my current focus points as much as possible to ensure I am on track.

This helps me balance my week and my workload. It doesn’t have to be complicated; a small “thing” can significantly affect your mood and output.

Top of mind topic: Perseverance.

When the tough times call, you have to have the perseverance to get through it.

  • When there is competition, and you feel discouraged, just know that your perseverance will take you to the next step.
  • Fight through the tedious obstacles that come up in your journey.
  • Once you get through that, you can keep doing it repeatedly. It just gets easier over time.

I’ve had my share of ups and downs; when the downs hit, they hit hard. Push through.

2-3 of the tweets from the week.

Tweet 1: I enjoyed reading Greg Isenberg's tweet about entrepreneurship.

Tweet 2: This is a simple reminder about writing from Kenny.

Here is one of my tweets from the previous week.

Podcast stuff:

Episode 2 of second season of What is My Brain? podcast featured two amazing people from Smartrr, the first direct-to-consumer subscription platform with the end consumer in mind. Gabriella Tegen, the Founder & CEO, and Shannon O'Boyle, the Marketing Director.

  • When COVID hit, Gaby was having conversations with the founders of DTC businesses that were struggling. She saw that one of the biggest issues that kept coming up was subscriptions. She saw an opportunity here and decided to create a solution to this problem. And this is how the idea of Smartrr started.
  • For Smartrr, subscriptions are not just simply about getting people to click some buttons. It’s about transparency, communication, and creating curated experiences that customers actually care about.
  • Both Gaby and Shannon mentioned that a part of their success comes down to the supportive nature of the Shopify ecosystem. People are more likely to want to see you succeed and are willing to help and inspire compared to other industries. Thus, developing partnerships has been crucial so far for Smartrr.

Our conversation was full of very interesting topics. We talked about the difficulties of migrating brands from one platform to another, the importance of word of mouth and referrals, how to create a company culture that provides value to its team, etc. Check out the full episode here:

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One tool I like or use:

Tool of the week: Smartrr


Why Smartrr is so awesome:

Smartrr is quickly becoming the go-to subscription app in the Shopify ecosystem. If you are looking for an easy way to sell subscriptions, allow your customer to build-a-box with various products, and have an easy self-service portal - Smartrr does it at all. They focused heavily on the end-user experience so that you can increase your customers LTV and AOV.


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