It’s 6:04 p.m.
My head is clear.
My phone is on silent.
Nothing or no one can distract me.
This is prime time.
The moment a man gets his BEST work done.
And it’s why Facebook and I no longer share a personal relationship.
We’re strictly business partners.
I don’t know what my friends ate for lunch, what that cute brunette did last night, or what the current “funny meme” is.
And I don’t care.
Honestly, Facebook never had control over me.
It didn’t become an obsession like it does for most people.
But I did log on throughout the day.
Typically in moments of boredom. (Ex: waiting in line, waiting for an email, etc.)
And you know what I noticed?
It was a complete waste of time.
Let me explain.
Whether you agree with me or not, the reality is that Facebook is nothing more than a distraction.
Some people use it to distract themselves from their boring job.
Others to distract themselves from their boring day.
And unfortunately, some do it to distract themselves from their boring lives.
They’re on it all day, every day.
Whatever the reason, the point is that people use it as an escape.
Instead, they should be engaging is something productive like reading a book, joining a fitness class, going on a bike ride around the neighborhood, or working on their online business.
But instead they settle.
…They settle for the meaningless stories, videos, and bad news that goes viral instantly on Facebook.
While it may not seem harmful, it is.
It’s a waste of precious time that can instead be devoted to something with HUGE rewards.
2) Lack of value
Be honest with me.
What value has Facebook brought into your life?
Think about it.
Has it helped you get smarter, thinner, stronger, wealthier, or happier?
Then what’s the point?
What the hell is the point?!
There isn’t any.
While it may be entertaining to see Emily post pictures of herself in a bathing suit, the reality is that you should be asking her out on a date.
Not checking her out over a computer screen.
Facebook does nothing but steal your time.
It makes you lazy.
That one hour spent on your timeline would be much better spent walking around the block listening to an audio-book.
And that’s the truth, my friend.
We both know it.
Everyone on Facebook makes their life out to be perfect.
I know couples who ONLY post happy pictures but are a mess behind the scenes.
It’s a false reality.
People can make themselves out to be the complete opposite of who they really are.
They’ll post positive memes all day but take no action to improve their lives.
Is it any of my business what other people do or post?
Is it any of your business?
Should we be wasting our time looking at what they post on
When everyone’s life appears “perfect”, it can take a negative toll on how you feel about your life.
“Wow, everyone is traveling and happy while I’m stuck here in a job I hate. I haven’t traveled in years!”
4) Good idea
The moment I deleted my Facebook page, I knew it was a good idea.
And this is coming from someone whose never had any issues with it.
Someone who doesn’t spend his entire day on his news-feed.
I can only imagine the benefit it’ll have on people who do spend all day on it.
I’m sure they’ll probably be bored out of their minds at first.
But as time goes by, they’ll fill those voids with productive things.
At least I hope so.
I have no intention of returning to Facebook for personal use.
The only account I have is the fan page for this blog which you can check out here.
5) No one cares
At the end of the day, no one cares what you post on Facebook.
Yes, people will “like” your selfie or that Chipotle you had for lunch.
They really don’t care.
And it’s not because they hate or dislike you.
It’s because it brings no value into their lives.
People on Facebook are scrolling through their news-feed seeking a shot of entertainment.
It’s very unlikely anything you post will have that effect.
And even if it did, your job isn’t to entertain people.
It’s to entertain yourself.
By creating success, traveling, and making memories.
Instead of sharing “7 Best Beaches in The World” on your timeline, make it a goal to actually visit them.
I don’t know how much time the average person spends on Facebook.
My guess is that it’s a lot.
I’m sure that if you add up all the time they spend in a month, it’ll be a scary number.
But what if they took that same amount of time and spent it next month on reading positive, uplifting, and educational books?
I am 100% confident that person’s life would take a positive turn.
Prove it to yourself.
7) On a mission
To sum it up, the underlying reason I got off Facebook is because I’m on a mission.
Everyday I’m doing one of three things.
And while I’m sure that my daily time spent on Facebook was less than an hour, that’s an hour of work that sure as hell adds up in a month.
1 hour x 30 days = 30 hours of work
I don’t know about you but I’d make MASSIVE progress in 30 hours with pending projects.
Man, now that I think about it, I should have deleted Facebook years ago.
Better yet, I should have never opened a personal page.
It should have been 100% business from the beginning.
Better late than never, right?
P.S. – Delete your personal Facebook account and start doing something productive instead.