Want more money? Value your time!
There's no denying that money makes the world go around. In fact those that say money isn't important don't value its true purpose. Now I'm no financial guru or accountant, but I do know that having money is certainly better than having none.
For all money's perceived evils, such as greed, selfishness or recklessness, money can play an important role in driving success. In fact the way I view money is it is a vehicle to help achieve goals.
If you view money in that perspective, as a vehicle rather than something you get, then think of the places money can take you.
"You can get more money, but you cannot get more time"
- Jim Rohn
But you're probably wanting to know how to get more money right?
As a person who has built a career in sales all my life, I can confidently say that "time is money" when it comes to sales.
But if we all have the same amount of time to work with then why do some people achieve more money than others?
Short answer to that is, those that succeed using money as a vehicle, value time more than others.
Now that's quite a broad answer, and is certainly easier said than done. Especially as we all have different schedules, different constraints and various factors outside of our hands.
That's why simply valuing time for money can't be the formula. Rather what needs to be completed first before you design money as a vehicle to succeed, is what you value in the first place.
You see substance is key here.
It's great that you might have a goal to get a raise or earn a six figure salary, my challenge to you is what will having that extra money do to your current situation?
Because if your mindset and attitude will not change positively with more money, then guess what, you'll find yourself in the same situation you were in before you reached those goals.
You'll find ways to spend that new money on non meaningful things, rather than investing in things that will truly make you happy, and before you know it you're back in the same spot, always wanting more money with no real purpose or substance behind it.
So what I would suggest is if you want to earn more money, is to value your time, but before you do that, you need to define what you value in order to arrange how you will use your time effectively.
Now for those not in direct sales I would suggest reviewing what you do with your time, i.e. how much time do you spend watching television, or on Facebook? Could you be investing that same time in books related to your industry, or could you learn to be more supportive to your partner to ensure he or she is more effective in their careers in order to get ahead, which in turn relates to the family success?
You may not be in sales, or you may not be directly responsible for driving income i.e. you're a stay-at-home parent or student, but you can create change by valuing your time! Self investment and self-awareness is under appreciated when it comes to valuing money.
Till next week,