Money & Time

How much does making money cost you? o_O

Recently, the relationship between money & time has been coming up in conversation a lot. It seems like a pretty basic topic, but it isn’t.

Basically, what people try to do is get their hourly rate / day rate / salary as high as possible, and they consider that to be winning.

One problem is that you have to consider the time you’re spending making that money. You can command a high salary and then the hours demanded from you make it so your hourly rate isn’t really that high, but you still have to give up all your time to get it. Continue reading “Money & Time”

Lose To Win (Cain’t Get Thar From Heuh)

Some people don’t recognize that the person they’re dating is a liability.

As a progressive person, meaning someone that strives to make progress every day towards being a better person by tomorrow than they are today, and for whom that’s practically 100% of how my days go, you can reach a situation where you can’t win any more by pressing forward with the wins you currently have.

You have to give something up in order to open up a new pathway to your own future greatness. Continue reading “Lose To Win (Cain’t Get Thar From Heuh)”

Step Backward to Move Forward (Selective Neglect)

Whether you’re a 9-5’er or a freelancer, you want to have time set aside to learn new things.

I always advise people to leave themselves time for self-improvement.

What I mean by this is that whether you’re a 9-5’er or a freelancer, you want to have time set aside to learn new things.

This is because if your skills remain the same while your industry improves, you get left behind.

It’s also because you can’t change directions if all of your time is spent going in your current direction.

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel stagnant, or if not that, you feel like your current situation is hindering your ability to move forward, the solution may be to step backward instead of trying to maintain what you currently have going on and add to it. Continue reading “Step Backward to Move Forward (Selective Neglect)”

Time And Productivity

Let’s Get It In!

It’s currently 5:45 am and I’m writing a blog post. “Why is that? o_O” you might ask. It’s because I just woke up and my mind is CRISP!!! >:D .. Firing on all cylinders. Ready For Action.. Kickin’ Ass and Takin’ Names.

I had this conversation with my friend Jeff the other day. He was saying that it takes him a long time to get started once he wakes up, but as time goes on, he gets more and more productive, until it gets to the point where he doesn’t want to go to sleep because his brain is working so well and he’s getting so much done.

Of course.. That’s probably why it’s tough for him to put it together when he wakes up.. Because his mental activity and productivity overrides some sort of natural sleep initiative, and he ends up sleeping at the wrong times (for his own personal body cycles). Continue reading “Time And Productivity”

What About The Proletariat? [Time, Part 11]

Reader “Justin” asked me what I thought about Net Neutrality the other day, and my response was basically “Not Much”.

His question and the ensuing conversation reminded me of a broader topic, which is “What about the proletariat?”:

The proletariat (from Latin proletarius, a citizen of the lowest class) is a term used to identify a lower social class; a member of such a class is proletarian. Originally it was identified as those people who had no wealth other than their children.

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