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Exchanging your time for money

We only have so much time available to us in this life, and what do we do with it? We waste it, exchanging our time for money from meaningless jobs, and then we spend that money on meaningless ‘stuff’.

Occasionally we spend money on a holiday, trying to exchange the money for more time. But then we have to return to exchanging more time for more money so we can repeat the same meaningless cycle.

How’s that working out for you? I can tell you that it’s not working out very well for me.

It doesn’t make much sense to me that we engage in this behaviour, but we do it because everyone else does. We do it because it’s what we’re expected to do. We do it because it’s safe.

There’s not many of us who spend our time wisely, doing things that are meaningful. Most of us just waste our time, and then before we know it, the years have gone by and we wonder where all that time went. We’re running out of time, and we have little to show for it.

I think it’s a much better idea to earn money without having to exchange my time for it.

You’re probably thinking, how does that work?

Setting up a means of earning money without your active involvement is one way of doing it. For example, let’s say you’re currently exchanging 40 hours of your time each week for $1,000 a week. What if you could work only 4 hours a week for that same $1,000? You now have more time available to you while earning the same amount of money.

You could spend that time on things that are meaningful. Like with your family, your children. Your time would become far more valuable to you because you’re able to do more with it, while still earning a reasonable income to support the extra time you’re earning.

Many people think if they want to make more money they have to spend more of their time. That’s not my goal.

My goal is to spend less of my time to earn more money. And then I want to have my money continuously increasing without me having to spend more time on it, so that the more money I earn, the more time I’ll have available to me.

That’s what I’m currently striving for.  I want to build a business that will earn me money without me exchanging a great deal of my time for it.

I’m in the process of setting it up. I think it’s got a good chance of success, as long as I do it right. I’m still working out the details of how I do it right.

But there’s also the idea that instead of waiting, I should just set it in motion. Create it and then modify it as it grows, or as I seek to improve it.

What am I waiting for? I’m not sure. I think I’m just wary about ‘what if it doesn’t work out?’ But you never know if something will work or not until you try it.

So I’ll be starting it this week.

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