How Time is 100 Times More Important Than Money


time more important than moneyAfter finally getting around to reading the 4 hour Workweek by Tim Ferris (I know it took me forever), I am starting to realize the value of time and making decisions to free more of my time up to achieve my goals and do what I really want to do in life.

So, to celebrate this new found knowledge, I’ve been making decision after decision to intentionally increase the amount of time I have in the day to do things I enjoy.   At the end of the day, it comes to outsourcing.   Yes, outsourcing takes some capital, but it frees up so much of my time!

The following are some ways I’ve outsourced and opened up a huge chunk of time to do more enjoyable and meaningful things:

Hired a nutritionist

So, as many of you already know, I have a honeymoon coming up in May.   I know some of you would never care about getting super lean for a wedding, but I do.   I consider myself a fitness bodybuilder, so changing my physique comes naturally to me.   I love dieting and training hard in the gym.   Anyways, I’m on a quest to a lean 200 lbs. and have always wanted a diet to be designed exactly for my body type.

So, the other day, I stepped into one of the offices that is attached to the World Gym where I lift at and asked about programs.   For a cool $200, I’m having my honeymoon diet and lifting/cardio plan designed and all the nutrient calculations taken care of me.   Now I know what you’re thinking.   Couldn’t you do that with Google?   Well of course I could, but it would take tens of hours to do the research required.   It’s called information overload and I hate it.   Having a nutritionist is going to saved me an immense amount of time that I would rather spend planning for our wedding or further building up my blogging empire.

 

Car work done by a mechanic

I consider myself to be handy, but since I’ve moved away from my parents, I have no tools!   That leaves me in quite the predicament.   I can either buy a variety of tools or relearn how to work on cars, or I can just hire a mechanic and do the work for me.   Instead of spending countless hours figuring out problems with my car, doing oil changes, and performing interval maintenances, I’m having my mechanic do all the work.   The benefit is the huge boost to my time.   I can spend this time doing things I enjoy instead.   I know I’ll get some flak for this one but in the long run, the money spend on a mechanic is much more beneficial to me than doing the work myself.

 

Hired freelancers to help with my blog

I’ll be honest, blogging can get busy but I hate doing the remedial tasks like social bookmarking and submitting to carnivals.   With plenty of people that are much faster than me at these activities, I have decided to hire it all out.   It’s freed up my time to focus on creating the most epic content possible for this blog.   In turn, you the reader wins big!   If I was bogged down with marketing, you’d get low quality posts.   I have also found that since I hire people to work for me, the freed up time has lead me to new opportunities like web property investing and joint ventures.   I’m looking forward to seeing more productivity in the coming months ahead!

 

Where do you draw the line?

I’m curious to know how you draw the line between time and money.   What are some things you outsource and other things you would rather spend the time on?   I know we’re all different so the various answers from people would be really interesting!   Comment below 🙂

Written by Jon the Saver

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This post was written by yours truly, Jon Elder. My mission is to help you succeed in your personal finance life. Join me on the journey to financial freedom! You can subscribe through RSS FEED or EMAIL updates. You can also find me on TWITTER and FACEBOOK . Happy investing 🙂

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