Experience is overvalued – As entrepreneurs and business owners we hear the phrase Value Your Time, a TON. But what does that really mean? Does it mean charge more money? Work less? Work smarter (another ambiguous phrase)?
What does it mean?
I think it’s somewhat different for everyone.
But there is one universal, undeniable fact: although it may bend and stretch, time is our only non-renewable resource.
We can always make more money, find fuel sources, create new relationships, start new careers, but we can never go back in time.
So what does that mean for today and tomorrow and all the days we’re gifted after that?
To me it means make a life, not just a living.
Valuing my time means I’m grateful and appreciative of all the experiences in my life. It means doing what I want by design, not by default.
That’s what valuing my time means to me.
But even those definitions are open to interpretation. For one person, designing a life may look like dedicating themselves to their work, to another it might look like spending very little time working and more time with family and friends.
My point is that you need to first decide what your ideal life looks like to you before you can place any value on your time.