…. in to the future…. (digital arpeggios) We love to spend time with friends and family. We love to spend time relaxing at the beach. We love to spend our time with a good book. Time is a commodity and we spend it like we do money. You’ve even heard it said “time is money”. We pinch pennies when we need to with research to make sure that we don’t waste our hard earned paycheck. We search for the cheapest gas prices, we even drive to multiple grocery stores to save a few bucks. We spend a lot of time and effort to save money.
Would you be willing to trade $50 a month for 4 hours of time with a loved one? I would. The time it takes to drive from one store to the next, plus the time in the store waiting in line at the checkout, adds a lot of time and effort. (side note: are you really saving money after you add gas and vehicle maintenance driving from store to store)
Here is a thought. Stop spending time and effort on crazy things that really don’t save you that much money. Go to one store. Make it a local store to support your community. Take that precious time you save and spend it where you want. Like that yard project, or book you’ve been meaning to read, spend time with your kids over a board game, or catching up on sleep (your complaining of being tired is getting old).
For the businesses out there: Learn to love your job again by spending your time and effort on what you do best. Hire someone else to design the website, to do the bookkeeping, to clean the toilets. It’s not an easy thing to just jump into when the pockets are empty. But I’m sure that if you spend your time and efforts on what you love, you will reap the benefits and be able to outsource the things you hate.