Want a 1% life? Put in 1% work.

I’m sure we all have something we aspire to. Maybe you want to sit on a beach and drink margaritas, be the CEO of a successful company or somewhere in between. To get there its going to take 1% work.

I have my own vision for my life. Its something I can see it so clearly I can feel it .

We all have them. Everyone wishes they could have them. They don’t want to work until they are 70. They want to travel the world, buy that second home, or stay home with the kids. Maybe its that awesome new car you’ve seen.

Collectively, I call these one percent things.

You know what you’ve got to do to achieve these? One percent work.

man at computer putting in 1% work

1% work

I just got back from vacation not too long ago. It seems that people talk about their dreams and aspirations when they are removed from their day to day life. I do it too. Its so much fun to think about what life will be like in the future.

I believe the reason talk about all these things while they are on vacation is because they are removed from what will make all these things a reality, one percent work.

Most people like the idea of a one percent life. They just don’t have any desire or inclination to put in one percent work.

You know the one percent work when you see it.

Its the up before everyone, pushing yourself, long hours kind of work.

I was fortunate to have an example of one percent work in my own father. Guess what he’s doing? He’s living a pretty great life.

1% Things

It sure is fun to think about all these one percent things. Maybe its just me but 

I don’t want to dream of something I’m not willing to work for.

If I can’t visualize it. If I can’t reach out and grab it because its so clear in my mind then I don’t want it.

Do you realize what you are asking for? You want things that almost no one has. This is why they are called one percent things. Only one percent of us get to experience them.

The beauty of it is, I’m not talking just about material possessions. I’m also talking about the things that we don’t like to discuss on vacation.

Maybe you want one percent health or even a one percent marriage. Its so much more than houses, cars and vacations.

Gary Vaynerchuk and 1% work

If you can’t tell by now I’m definitely a Gary Vaynerchuk fan. He is one of a few people that I see ahead of me on the path. I’m trying to pick out specific pieces of certain successful people and apply them to my own life.

He has a video where he discussed one percent work. I still can’t believe people want a one percent life and aren’t willing to put in the one percent work. Here’s Gary discussing this point.

My 1% work

While we each have our own one percent work I think I put in the work in a few different areas of life. In no particular order:

  1. My family
  2. Side hustles
  3. My finances
  4. Physical, Mental and Spiritual health
  5. My relationships
  6. My career

I think everyone pictures work as just a side hustle or their career.  I think its so much more than that. If you want one percent health or a one percent marriage you’ve got to put in the work in those areas. Plain and simple.

If you aren’t willing to put the work in I don’t want to hear about it.

Its pretty simple. Define your one percent life. Decide what you are going to do about it and put in the 1% work.