“You’re spending time to make money. Instead, you should be spending money to make time.”
This is the secret that the best entrepreneurs understand. (I know it because they told me.)
It’s really not hard to make money. But it’s impossible to make more time.
Money is a renewable resource; time is not.
Entrepreneurs often ask me, “How do you find two hours every day to exercise?”
Abe Lincoln said, “If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe.”
My brain is my axe. I ride bikes; lift weights; do yoga; and receive business coaching so that I can maximize the results I get when I’m at work.
I don’t have more time to spend than anyone else; I just invest my time differently.
I like to pay coaches to tell me what to do, because I hate guessing.
I like to skip the hard parts, when I can.
I like to cut the corners that don’t need to be square.
I like to hit fast-forward on the lessons.
I like to learn from others’ mistakes instead of making them myself.
And I don’t let myself repeat the mistakes I DO make. (There are still plenty.)
You are your greatest asset.
Time is your most leveragable investment.
Where are you investing your time for the greatest return?