In this blog post, I want to break down the whole idea behind, why you would want to automate as much as possible in your life, and therefore also some of the basic philosophy behind this blog.
If you really stop and think about it, you could probably agree that 90% of what you do in your everyday life, could be done by someone else. Only the 10% that is left, is something only you can do, because it requires your own creativity, personal thought or special knowledge or skill.
If you take me for example. I work as an accountant in my daytime job, and some of what I do requires my special knowledge and educational background, but the largest part of my day is spend hammering away on the keyboard, punching numbers into an excel sheet, which almost anybody could do.
So if my employer was smart, they would hire someone else, who worked for a smaller fee, to do the last part of my job.
But they don’t and luckily I get to apply this mindset to the rest of my life – and on this blog.
Even though it is almost impossible to get rid of the 90% completely, it is still something you should aim for. Theoretically, if you achieve this, you can be able to focus 100% of your time on the 10%, and thereby you become an army of 10.
Or more optimally if you ask me: you become an army of 7 and relax a little more. But how you spend your extra time and focus is entirely up to you.
So how do you achieve this?
- You will constantly be aware of every time a repetitive task occurs in your life. If the same thing is done over and over again, the same way, you should think about, how someone else could do it for you. Or how your computer could do it for you.
- Do everything in batches. Those few trivialities that you just can’t get around doing, make them be the smallest part of your life possible.
- Follow this blog and get inspired, because I constantly think about and experiment with this stuff. All the ways that I automate my life – you can do too.
Thanks for reading guys! Hope you liked the post.