How to Do Wonders With Tiny Spare Minutes!

Last Update: January 08, 2016

Have you seen them?

Yes, you can see them everywhere. You can see them in small grocery stores and in big malls. You can see them on streets and at markets, in libraries, in airports and railway stations, everywhere.

I am talking about people who are at their workplace but have nothing to do. Literally, their job is to sit (or sometimes stand) somewhere, to be present at some specific place and that's it.

There is very little else they are required to do. So they have their 8 (or 12) hours and sadly, they are just wasting their time. Sitting and yawning. From morning to evening (or from evening to morning).

Ever seen them?

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Sitting in the same place - from week to week, from month to month, from year to year.

The problem is that a year is a long period of time. You don’t have an unlimited number of years at your hand to waste, do you?

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The following is a TYPICAL picture in Asia. Pick whatever Asian country you like most. Thousands, no, millions of young people, wasting their time uselessly.

This way, year by year, people flush away their lives. It’s tragic.

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Sometimes I talk with those people. They say they have nothing to do. Then I recommend, "If you have plenty of free time at hand, better use it wisely. Learn something. If you are not a native English speaker, learn English. Buy a textbook and study. Use your spare minutes to educate yourself.

Or learn how to sell."

Well, many of them are already salesmen. They are hired to sell stuff to the customers. But how many of them now how to sell.

Do YOU know how to sell?

I have been a salesman for years. But still I have to learn how to sell.

Do you think selling is easy?

Let me tell you what Benjamin D. Suarez, one of the most successful direct marketers of all time, tells you about selling:

Myth #9: Selling is easy and not that important.

Fact: Nothing starts in business until a sale is made. Selling is difficult task requiring a great deal of skill, knowledge – and guts.”

And then again,

“Selling is such a difficult and unpleasant task that knowledgeable people in the business world place the highest premium on this task. In most cases, over 50% of the price you pay for a product goes towards the cost of selling it.” (“7 Steps to Freedom II, How to Escape the American Rat Race, Benjamin D. Suarez, c 1995 by The Hanford Press, page 1-4)

See, selling is a difficult task. And there are not many people in the world who know how to sell. So you can educate yourself. If you have spare time, don’t burn it. Better take a book with you and learn. Learn to sell.

The same here in WA. Internet marketing is also about selling. You learn to generate traffic. And you learn how to sell.

And here’s the difference.

When I see those people yawning at their work posts, I have mixed emotions. First, I feel sorry for them. Two years ago, one year ago, today – they’re always in the same place, always sitting or standing at that same place and never doing anything specific to make their lives somehow better. Pity for them. But what can I do?

And then, I feel and know how lucky I am.

When I first came to WA I knew NOTHING about internet marketing. It took me over a month (maybe two) to just figure out what niche to pick. And even after that month, I failed to do that.

But I did not give up. Yet I struggled, I Struggled. I STRUGGLED!

But I was determined to master the game. I devoted myself to learn and practice and you know what?

Today, no, I am not an expert yet. But I have laid quite a solid foundation for the future. I know so much more and if this world continues in the same course (no WW III or something) then I know that I will do very well.

But I want to show you the difference:

There are two people. Both have the same amount of time at their hands.

But one is using it and the other is flushing it down the toilet.

After one year, after two years, the first person is a way higher level. He has educated himself. He has new skills, tons of experiences under his belt. He has failed many times but learned from those failures too. And he has moved on.

But the second person is still sitting right in that very place, in that very situation as two years ago and… is probably complaining…

Because he is two years older, he is more tired, more frustrated, and probably less healthy. Probably he has a smaller salary, less satisfaction, less joy in his life… and he complains, “I hate my job… But I can’t find a better job.”

"Well, why then? Dear brother/sister, why cannot you find a better job? Or why you have not created one?"

He is not offered a better job because he has not used his time to prepare himself for that better job. That’s why.

Have you ever read the following quote by a genius copywriter Robert Collier:

“The man who is offered the big job is the man who has trained himself to hold it before it is offered to him.”

Educate yourself. Train yourself. WA training is excellent for doing that.

If you use all (or, at least, most of) your spare minutes and hours to educate yourself and put all that new information into practice, after just one year you are in a totally different position. In a much better position.

So, use your spare minutes in a better way than this camel here.

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Freedomseekr Premium
Excellent post...I agree 100%, you can accomplish a lot in your "spare" time at work.

I still work at a regular job and we used to be allowed to do things like read or do homework as long as everything was done and we weren't needed to do anything at the moment.

Unfortunately, in the past few years it changed and we're not supposed to even bring a book along, no phone, laptop, etc. It all changed since some took advantage of it and didn't do the work they were supposed to and others complained...which ruined it for the rest of us.

Of course, we can still do those things during break though, which is why I always bring a book. It'd drive me crazy just to sit there even on break time.

It saddens me to see people just sitting around wasting time away that could be spent learning something and improving on themselves. Time is a valuable thing...once it's gone, it can never be gotten back.

Thanks for sharing, and I hope you don't mind my lengthy rambling here. Best wishes :) -Sherry
egonsarv Premium
Thank you for the feedback, Sherry. Your testimonial only confirms how much more freedom you have, once you can be your own boss. Then nobody tells you what you can or what you cannot. You can use your time as you want. I wish you all the success here in WA so that you may one day stop working for others (if you prefer it, of course)

Thank you again :)
OldMCSEGuy Premium
Very enjoyable post.
egonsarv Premium
Thank you for the feedback, Keith, Jay and David :)
GeoffGS Premium
I've seen security guards doing their homework before.
egonsarv Premium
Thank you for the feedback, sir. So, they used their time more wisely, didn't they? :)
GeoffGS Premium
Yes. But they are an exception. Not sure how well they were gaurding. Lol.
zolygall Premium
Lovely post. I can see you put some effort here. Thanks for that. Its motivating. This post of you should be the first chapter in textbooks. This is what kids should learn first. And now as a joke, in my working place,( i still have a job ) when we have spare time, we say that we ar not there to work, we are there to make money. Unfortunately this is how many people come up with escuses to do nothing deluding themselves that they have a good job. I know becouse i was one of them. Today i am lucky being part of this great family named WA.
God bless!
egonsarv Premium
Hi, Zolygall. Thank you for the feedback and kind words.. God bless you too. So how is in Finland these days? Cold? It was -26 here last week. Huh... Cold.
zolygall Premium
WE had also last week some hard days with -28 and -32 but this week it s better, only -15 and not much snow. Brrr.... I miss summer :)