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Managing time as currency

It’s the finite element in everyone’s lives. The most important finite resource. Time.

Your time and your attention have tremendous value. You’ve got businesses and companies clamoring for your attention and your time. Are you willing to hand out that valuable resource without considering what you’re giving up? Think about it - the 12 hours spent watching “The Walking Dead” is 12 hours potentially spent on reading about development strategies or new market insights. The 2 hours a week spent playing Angry Birds could be 2 hours spent on watching Ted talks. Imagine what you can learn in those 14 hours? Or better yet, imagine what you can create in those 14 hours? 

I think we should look at time as currency. Yes, we spend money on entertainment - but we budget ourselves. We budget for rent, for food, for clothing. Entertainment is low on the totem pole - usually. Why not approach our time in the same way?

If we choose to better ourselves in the long term, spending our time on the things that generate value is a smart decision. The more you time you spend on what’s important, the bigger the pay off. 

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#everydaycreativebattle 14/365

This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.