The old adage that seems a lot of people forgot about is that time is money. The drawback of having smartphones, tablets & laptops that are for the most part connected to the internet is that a lot of people make the mistake of assuming (don’t ASSume please- check the first three letter that…
TIME IS MONEY & KEEP IT SIMPLE! ALWAYS VALUE YOUR TIME & OTHER'S TIME!
The old adage that seems a lot of people forgot about is that time is money. The drawback of having smartphones, tablets & laptops that are for the most part connected to the internet is that a lot of people make the mistake of assuming (don’t ASSume please- check the first three letter that you will make yourself) someone is online when they may actually be out & about on the go, at work, busy or whatever. Time is money & even if you aren’t being paid for your time then also consider time is like money. Once it’s spent you can’t get it back.
We live in a world where either if you are self employed or having a job then you are pretty much trading your time for money. You may be required to work holidays, work overtime & spend more time at your job then you may even do so at home. This makes things tough so it takes away from spending times with family, good friends, & loved one (or jumpoffs or etc lol). Speaking of which if you are looking for an opportunity to earn back some time & create residual income then feel free to private message me.
There are ways to earn your time back by hustling & creating your own businesses where if you work hard & invest then eventually you can become free of the “slavery” of being tied down to your nine to five & have more time to spend time with those family members & loved ones. When I say the term “hustle” I mean working hard for your own business endeavors & going the extra mile to make it happen. The word hustle has been vilified as having to do with pimping or drug dealing but hustle is having an undying passion to work to make one’s goal happen & change circumstances.
With time you want to value not only your own time but others time as well. It takes communication on both parts to make it happen. I work as a full-time customer service/car washer for a rental car company, I write/blog, do internet radio podcast & I’m learning how to DJ. Working my full-time I only get two days off in which I try to do as much as I possibly can & it gets tough with time management. I try to cram in getting rest, exercising, spending time with friends & family & I would always encourage not just for myself but for any & everyone to make sure they get some me time as well.
I know a lot of people always recommend that getting 8 hours of sleep is important in which I’m not knocking but sometimes to live your life you just have to sacrifice some sleep. No great moment in life was ever lived or no great story was told by saying I got a lot of sleep. A good life lived is about working hard & playing hard.
I think the key to about living a good life & having a great time is about time management. Going to college, my first year sucked having to ride three different buses to get back & forth to school. My following years in college I pretty much decided to just stay on campus & get the “university experience”. It was here I learned time management. I maintained a 3.5 GPA & graduated just fine. I made sure to prioritize my schedule so I was able to work, study, work work-study/volunteer at my school’s radio station, go to college events & parties as well.
Once you graduate time management is still key & also sometimes it’s about not allowing others to control & run your whole schedule. Now I am not telling anyone to drop their responsibilities, be negligent to your family & friends but sometimes just letting people know that you also have things to do & need time for yourself. Sometimes people get comfortable &/or go overboard so sometimes you just have to let them know what time it is. If you don’t then people will think it is acceptable to continue doing what they do.
Thinking back to past situations that I’ve had I didn’t have to tell everyone everything but I couldn’t place the sole blame squarely upon them because I still allowed it. So, if I had took personal responsibility I could have made things much easier & better. Whether it’s people who always hit you up on social media assuming just b/c your smartphone, tablet or whatever advice is still connected to the internet I want you to remember to answer & get back to you on YOUR time not THEIRS (not unless it’s life or death urgent or a opportunity for some extra money). I made the mistake of letting people run MY TIME. We all have probably did it or probably still doing it right now.
We can end all of that by taking control. Time is money. Time is like money. We only get one life to spend it wisely. Make sure you value your time. Make sure others value the time you spend with them but ALSO make sure they respect your time. And make sure you respect their time. It’s all a two way street. Show that respect to get that respect.
I have friends who tell me I explain myself too much. This year aside from saying that I would try to eat right, exercise more, enjoy life more, & etc that I also said I would do what I want to do. I want you to do the same. Do anything you want to do (as long as it is hurting no one or breaking any laws) & value your time because life is like a movie, a book to be written & you only get one go at it so live it to the fullest & make the most of YOUR TIME.