Which of these time traps is eating up all your time? |
Time traps happen when we don’t value the hours that are available to us, and waste the free time that we have earned using technology and lifestyle conveniences.
We value our comfort but have no idea on how to value the limited number of days we have in our lives. The result is that we feel time poor, even with more time in our hands than the previous generations.
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It starts with knowing what your time is worth. For instance:
We all have some idea of how much our time is worth. On extreme ends, it is easy to know if a task is worth your time. For instance, if someone offers you $0.07 per hour and another $7,000 per hour, you would have no problem to decide.
However, in the middle of the time-value spectrum, it is less clear if a particular task is worth your time. While everyone has an hourly value, few people know the exact amount.
Use the Realized Income Methods to calculate the value of your time. It is based on the income you received and will help you make better decisions on how to spend money day-by-day. You need two numbers for your calculations.
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