I recently read Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-Hour Work Week, and while the book offered many fantastic lessons, there was one that struck a chord with me:
In order to live life on your terms, you must be the owner of your time; it’s your most valuable commodity. Owning your time equals freedom. Freedom equals choice. Choice equals opportunity.
If you want to be rich, monetarily and experientially, the first thing you must accept is that owning your time is what will get you, and keep you, there. Putting in 40 hours+ per week working for someone else, or even yourself, isn’t the best way to spend your time. I’d argue that even if you LOVE what you do, you can find many other things more meaningful to do with your time. If you don’t believe me, write out or look at your bucket list. Have you crossed everything off yet? If not, wouldn’t it be nice to do so? Sure it would. The only way to do that is to create a schedule that lets you. Tim’s book gives great strategies on how to still make money while doing less work, while doing more of what you want to do. Be sure to order your copy via Amazon and visit his website, www.fourhourworkweek.com, for ideas.
The last couple of years has shown me how important time really is to living the life I want. Time is so precious, and it’s not guaranteed., so isn’t it time to spend this valuable currency more wisely? Hell yeah, it is.