“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” — William Penn
My house cleaning career was short lived.
I thought cleaning the house myself would be a great way to save some cash.
So I cancelled our cleaners.
Instead it was a great way to kill a beautiful Saturday and smell like Windex the rest of the day.
Fast forward a few weeks…
It was past 1am when I hit the “Send” button on Turbo Tax.
After spending hours trying to figure out if the day camp my kids went to 6 months earlier was deductible, I finally finished our tax return.
Who in their right mind would ever go into accounting?
Oh, never mind…
But at least I saved money by not hiring a CPA, right?
Our time is so valuable.
Time vanishes faster than Chriss Angel at a pool in Vegas.
It seems like we never have enough to give to our favorite people and hobbies.
Steve Jobs said, “It’s really clear that the most precious resource we have is time. Your time is limited. Don’t waste it.”
No one is going to give us more time.
We have to TAKE IT.
BUY IT BACK.
Trading our TIME for MONEY is a bad deal.
I have been experimenting by flipping that trade around.
Now I trade MONEY for more TIME.
I pay a CPA to do our taxes and hired cleaners to clean our house.
This trade off has been a game changer.
HIRE A SPECIALIST
We all have a specialty.
Mine is SALES.
I also have a 2 side hobbies:
- Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
- Writing this weekly blog.
These are the places where I invest my time.
Everything else I hire out.
Hire out the grunt work, the complicated repairs, and jobs you have no interest doing:
- Yard word.
- House Cleaning.
- Tax Prep.
- Home repairs.
This has freed up an incredible amount of time so I can focus on my family, work & personal goals.
I found there’s an added bonus.
The specialists I hire do a way better job than I ever could.
KNOW THY SELF
Everyone is wired differently.
I know people that LOVE taking care of their lawn.
Yard work is where they find their ZEN.
It helps them RESET.
I’m definitely not in that group, but understand.
If you love it, keep doing it.
But if you don’t, call in the specialist.
Time is disappearing.
Tick, tick, tick…