Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?

My time is limited. Between work, sleep, eating, training, washing and tidying up, it’s hard to find time for anything. There are simply too many things to do.

Many of these things there’s no avoiding. Trust me, I tried skipping sleep. It doesn’t work very well! Other things, however, you don’t have to spend time on.

Like everything in life, it’s a trade-off. And this experience of mine might not suit everyone. I find one way to free up time is to trade time for money. You could say I buy time.

How? You might ask. It’s simple. I delegate. I don’t clean the house. I pay a cleaner (if you’re in the UK, you can get two hours of free cleaning from my cleaners by following this link). I do as little of my finances as I can to stay in the loop. The rest is handled by my accountant. I hope the next step would be to have an assistant taking some other chores off my back.

That’s how successful businesses operate. Managers delegate. I’m freeing up time for what really matters. Potentially, I can focus on making more money. At the same time, I am helping others make a living. The eco-system around me thrives, and everybody wins.

I can’t do everything myself. And I shouldn’t. I need to focus on the things which have the highest returns for me. And those I can’t avoid, of course. Unfortunately, I can’t fast forward my training. But where I can, I delegate. I buy my time.

If you book your free two hours of cleaning, I’ll get two hours for free, too.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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