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A timely secret and an honest confession

In today’s post, I will share a secret that I have uncovered recently. Sometimes, life’s secrets are very obvious but we just fail to pick them up unless someone points it out to us. In my case, a situation led me to the discovery of this secret. And now, I am sharing it with you…time

Let me start by explaining the situation, for some context.

The situation

Many people were asking me why did I become skinnier and more tan. So here goes, for past 6 months, I was working 7 days a week.

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I do not know if I worked purely for the money, or to avoid some other reality,  but that will be for another post.

So anyway, I realised that by working everyday for the past few months, that I am allowing all my employers to determine how much my time is worth.
HERE’s the SECRET

And it was then that i realised, i have stumbled onto this little known secret.  you actually GET to decide how much your time is actually WORTH!

 

So back to my story…

I realised that on weekdays, my time is worth about $15 per hour, and on weekends, my time is worth $20 per hour.

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Don’t give your power away..
When you give away the power to determine your time value, you lose control over your potential.
..or you will end up limiting yourself

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By choosing to play in the system of being an employee for 7 days a week, I had a base time-value (something that many people over value) BUT at the same time, I have a ceiling over the potential of my time value. So in those past 6 months, my time-value varied from $15-20 per hour. And it could only vary within that range. 

I was burnt out. falling sick often, feeling tired for the majority of the time that I was awake. And I felt hopeless and totally unable to control my own path and destiny.

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Taking action over a decision

So just a few weeks back, I finally made up my mind to cut down on my weekend job. I have successfully cleared off a day! (success starts from a small step, ok!)

Having the power to decide…
is empowering and uplifting to the spirits.
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With the extra time that is within my control, I am able to decide how much my time can be worth now. I can choose to spend the day with my family, or spend it building a business that will provide greater upside in the future. Just by re-gaining the power I have over of a single day in a week, I can now decide to work on increasing the ceiling on my time value.

I urge you to think about a few things today…
  • What is your time value?
  • Who determines your time value?

Is it being determined by someone else, or do you have control over your OWN worth?

If you are looking to build a business and increase the upside to your time-value, connect with me on Facebook.

Remember, whatever the situation you are in currently, you had a hand in it. After all, the initial decision to hand over your power for a limited time value, was made by you. Its time to reclaim your control.

Its time to reclaim your power. Its time  Its reclaim your destiny.

If you are looking to build a business and increase your potential worth, connect with me on Facebook.

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Goals — break em down

goalBuilding on a previous post on taking intention driven action, I have started to break down my long term goals into daily achievable “to-do” lists.

Here’s what I have picked up from this practice.

1. Limit the number of goals per day.

Currently, I use a notepad which is about 9cm X 9cm to list my goals.

As a working adult with a full time job, the time i have left to fulfill my goals on weekdays is very limited. So my WEEKDAY goals are limited to half that notepad. WEEKEND goals go onto the full notepad.

2. Remember to be SMART.

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Make use of the SMART principle to set your daily goals. Goals have to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound.

“Read book X” is not specific enough. “Read X number of pages or chapters of book X” is.

For my daily goals, the dateline would be by the end of the day or before I hit the sack. If a goal/action was not done, I dont get to go to bed yet.

3. Celebrate

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Once you have cleared your “to-do” list for the day, create one for the next day. Then…CELEBRATE! Watch some TV, hangout with friends, surf facebook, play some games, do whatever you want to reward yourself!

Don’t be in a rush to get to tomorrow’s list. Learn to take breaks and reward yourself. I have found that this will help improve consistency and maintain your interest.

Have fun!

 If you have any additional tips to share, please leave a comment!:)