If you’ve read some of my other time management tips here, then you’ll know just how much I value time and believe that it’s one of the keys to success.
It doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to know that we’ve only got so much time.
For some, it’s very short. For others, longer. But regardless of your race, color or creed there is one thing that we all share and that is a time limit here on earth.
One of my parents’ friends knew that he didn’t want to spend his life behind a desk. He was an avid mountain climber and it was all he wanted to do but he also knew he needed money to travel all over the world to do it.
He looked around at all his friends and saw that they worked all year for maybe one, and if they were lucky, two months a year. That wasn’t for him.
He wanted to make a lot of money without investing a lot of his time. Something I’m sure many of us wish we could do as well.
So he sat down and thought about how he could achieve it.
He went to the library as he didn’t have much money at the time and thought about how he could make enough money working for the first half of the year to enjoy the second half.
In his search he discovered that home builders made quite a lot of money so he borrowed a few books on how to build a house.
He immediately put an ad in the local newspaper offering his services and THEN started studying.
He got his first client within two months and spent most of his time at night reading up on what the next step was.
He did such a good job on his first house that he got a referral and within the year he had accomplished his dream.
He ended up earning more than his friends did while working 50% less.
I remember hearing this story back when I was in junior high school and I’ve never forgotten it.
Today, as I build up my companies, I think back to this story and remember that it doesn’t matter where you come from, your educational background or how much you have in the bank, tomorrow is a brand new day and with it we have the chance to be a brand new us.
So, find your dream and then go to work on making it a reality. It doesn’t get any simpler than that.
The clock’s ticking, make every minute count.