Recently, I’ve been reminded of the old adage “time is money”.
On two separate occasions, with vastly different people, I asked a question where the answer was binary – only two possible options.
Or so I thought.
Both people actually must have heard me ask “what completely irrelevant topic is so important to you that you want to talk about it for forty minutes and avoid answering my question altogether?”
I’m sure of that, because that’s exactly what they did.
So, they turned a question which could have easily been answered in 4 seconds and instead spent 600 times as long not answering it.
But remember this wasn’t 600 times of just their time alone, they wasted 600 times of my time, too.
What if a third or fourth person were involved?
If someone wanted to rob your money instead of your time would you let them?
If I told you there was a way I could make you 1,200 times more profitable, you’d probably be really happy. If I told you all you had to do was shutup, maybe a little less happy…
This reminds me of when Jesus was at Mary & Martha’s house. Martha was really busy – run off her feet – doing loads of things.
None of which were necessary.
Mary was only doing one thing, and it was the only thing that was needed.
Like most people who are using their time ineffectively, Martha tried to recruit others into her fruitless panic.
When Martha complained how busy she was, Jesus basically told her there was no need to be busy at all.
I don’t think Martha would’ve been very happy with that. But it was probably the best piece of advice she would ever hear.
Is it possible you could be one thousand times less busy and you don’t even know it?
Is there a more profitable way to spend your time? And the time of those around you?
Maybe, it’s time to spend some time examining how you spend your time.
There could be a 120,000% increase in profits waiting for you, less than an hour away, right under your nose (literally).