I Don’t Have the Time!!!!

The number one excuse, or reason, people use today is that “I don’t have the time!!!.
If there were only more hours in the day….”

It’s especially true for women.  How many of us have full-time careers, kids, a husband or a relationship, plus all the additional day-to-day activities.  So, when someone suggests adding another activity that will demand our time we are ready to explode.

When we say “I don’t have the time”  we are just saying, “what I have currently on my plate is more important than the additional activity you are suggesting.”  It is not right or wrong to say “I have not time.”  But the question to ask to yourself is, “What truly is more important?”   Too often the excuse of no time is an automatic response because we are already overwhelmed and cannot possibly imagine adding one more thing to our workload.

Unfortunately we cannot add more hours to the day.  From talking with many women it seems clear that the way you find the time to invest is to  answer  “why do you need to invest?”.

If you saw time as money, would you be more careful with it?  For example, if wasting 15 minutes of your time meant you would lose $500, would you be more aware of how those 15 minutes were spent?  I think so.

And what does it mean “wasting” 15 minutes?

If you were an actor or a movie director, watching movies would not be wasting your time.  If you were a chef or a cook, checking out new restaurants and recipes would not be wasting your time or money.  The answer would be different for each of us.  I think we all know when we are  “wasting” time.

Your job is to see where you waste or spend your time – and to assess how much money you have invested in doing so.  All the money in the world cannot replace lost time, so act accordingly.

We are all affected by money, no matter who we are or where we live or what we do.  Money, like time, is a common denominator we share.  Most people need money to buy food, which is necessary to sustain life, so time and money are connected whether we choose to believe it or not.

Money will affect your life as well as time.  If something is going to affect your life, it is best to know as much as you can about it.

Will you be able to find Time to invest in your financial education?

Can you find 4 to 10 hours a week that you could spend on raising your financial IQ to invest?  Chances are you can.  The question is:  Will you?

Make a commitment to spend more time getting educated, and then DO it!


Lorena Arnold
Speaker, Motivator, Realtor
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