Everything we do seems to revolve around it: Time – and time is money. Our lives provide us with the time to earn money. Then we can start living, but primarily we live to work. Should it not be the other way around? It all sounds wrong. The shocking truth is that we are looking at money being a thermostat when in fact it should be viewed as a thermometer.
What does this mean? A thermostat regulates heat and air conditioning. Is that not the same with time and money? We direct our doing (and I might add our sense of being) and align it directly with how much time and money may result from it. The result had better be positive and the more we can put away for ourselves the better it is. Time and money directs what we do and sometimes unfortunately also who we are. That would be the thermostat way of looking at time and money.
Now take a look at the thermometer version of this scenario. A thermometer merely tells you the room temperature. It does not directly impact the heating or cooling. Substitute the thermometer with time and money. Both are only the outcome of our doing and being part of life. Therefore, it is the result of how well we live. Now we are talking. Quality of life comes from our choices. It makes a huge difference whom we spend our time and money with, and where and how we earn our money. That in turn is related to our core values, ethics, morality, believes, goals, strategies, tactics, purpose, priorities, etc.
It still all starts with your choices. The most important choice that you can make in your life ever is to start thinking about time and money as your success thermometer and not a thermostat. Do it sooner rather than later, or do you like living to go work over working so you can live harmoniously?
How does one balance and leverage your time and money? Here is an excellent and must-see video by Kris Kelso: (click here to watch his Youtube video).