Work Smarter and You Will Live Longer, Make More Money and Here is the Roadmap

Morning Folks!!


The #1 way in life to “Work Smarter” is to manage your time better, have a plan, learn to streamline and understand what time is.
See, time is our only natural resource and when we run out of it, we die. When
we waste it, we may not even know. The first years don’t count as anyone
reading this for the first time is probably at least 20. The last years don’t
count because you are likely sick and not able to move the way you did when you
were 20. So let’s define that is
over 80. Point is you have about 60 years to do whatever if you stay healthy. (Minus
your current age over 20) So something that will make you rich in 100 years, ain’t
gonna help ya one bit. But getting rich quick only works when you work smarter
than the next guy.


60 years = about 21,915 days. 526,000 hours. 31,557,600
minutes.


So now that we have dissected life and time, let’s dissect
the the 24 hour day. 1440 minutes. The average guy sleeps for 8 (480 minutes), works for 8 (480 minutes) and there
are 8 hours left (480 minutes). Of those 8 hours maybe 1 hour or more is used to get to and
from work. Takes another 30 minutes to get ready for work. Now you are down to
6.5 hours. You have shopping, cleaning, car washes, kids to pick up, people to
meet and let’s face it, for most, there are not enough hours in the day. But
when you work smarter, there are more than enough hours. While everyone else is rushing and hurrying, you can be on cruise control with plenty of time.


Every minute is important but if you use your time right,
you will have many hours of leisure time. Maybe all of your time can be leisure
if you do it right. But the first
step in the process is to stop. Stop what you are doing. Just stop. Sit down.
Stop. Really stop. Take a couple days and STOP LIFE. Once you do that you can
carefully think about your average day and change the dynamics of your life for
the better. It takes 30 days to break a bad habit and replace it with a good
habit. That alone adds time to life. Manage your time better and you will live longer.


Planes are faster than stagecoaches. That is a way to extend
life by moving faster and more efficiently. Cars are a bit faster and more
convenient than horses. Must have
been tough to spend a weekend at the cabin when it took you 12 days to get
there. Everything man does is to speed things up which translates to a longer
life. Not because it is physically longer, but you can do so much more in the
confines of that time span.


A minute saved is a minute you live longer. A minute you do
more things. A minute you earn more money. Someone that wastes your time cannot
do anything worse to somebody else. To me, that is the highest crime. Folks
that waste your time. But the real
crime is allowing it to happen in the first place. So which is more important?
Pissing off somebody that is about to waste your time or reclaiming the time as
your own? That is why it is better to cut right to the chase.


If you double your minutes, you can likely double your
income. Walking and chewing gum. The road map is easier than one might think.
Entire books have been written on the subject. But a few paragraphs may be more
powerful. I don’t have to sell you anything. Like a book. So I can be concise
and get to the point. Which I have.


Have a GREAT Day!
Rick Schwartz




23 thoughts on “Work Smarter and You Will Live Longer, Make More Money and Here is the Roadmap

  1. Francois

    “Someone that wastes your time cannot do anything worse to somebody else. To me, that is the highest crime. Folks that waste your time.”
    I agree 100%.
    “But the real crime is allowing it to happen in the first place. So which is more important? Pissing off somebody that is about to waste your time or reclaiming the time as your own? That is why it is better to cut right to the chase.”
    Pure genious!
    And I am going to try to follow your smart recommendation.

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  2. Dean

    It’s strange, when you are young it seems like life will go on forever.
    As you get older it seems like the the pace of time quickens and it all seems to be going by so fast.
    I remember working in a factory once, not making much money and thinking everyday how I could not wait to get out. Now I am blessed to have all the leisure time in the world, yet it’s leisure that I not seek, but to work and do something meaningful with my time.
    As much as I am ambitious, I try to remind myself to enjoy every waking moment.
    Life is a conundrum, as you said, it’s good to turn yourself inside out and examine the motives and inner workings of the process, some interesting things going on, never a dull moment.

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  3. Aws Amro

    I love the post. My favorite time management book is”First Things First” by Stephan Covey. The strategies in it are priceless. I also like Tony Robbins’ Time Management system. It’s a bit expensive but worth every penny. Have a great day! :)

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  4. GhettoCaveMan

    While on that time-out, also consider the type of income one wishes to cultivate.
    The Rich = money breeding money
    Everyone Else = trading time for money

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  5. Jeff Schneider

    Hello Rick,
    Thanks for your e-mail reply back to me. Time and Timing are equally important. You can spend hours and hours on planning something,and eventually realizing that equally important is the timing of your projects introduction.
    I call it TIME LEVERAGING and learned this process on Wall Street. I consider the timing for launching a Cloud computing and Search company OPTIMAL. From little acorns grow mighty oaks.
    Gratefully,
    Jeff

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  6. Michael Castello

    Prioritize. Do those things that are most important first and get to the rest at your own leisure.
    When I find I have something that always eats some of my time during the day, I find a way to macro the task. I find the fastest way to do it while preserving the integrity of the outcome. Do it the first time well and figure how to streamline the process from then on. Also, learn when to”switch off”. Learn a crutch, be it whisky, smoking a cigar, playing chess or anything else that makes you relax and have to remember what your task was when you switch back on. If you let your tasks gobble up all of your time, your quality of life will surely suffer.

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  7. michael berkens

    Rick
    Without a doubt one of your best posts, ever.
    People, Rick is giving you invaluable life advice.
    Time is the one thing that you cannot place a price on, its invaluable.
    Wasting someone’s time is the worst thing you can do them since its the one thing you cant put a price on.
    Ok so I tell a secret.
    When Rick was so upset about the SnapNames bidding scandal, the one thing no one could get their arms around, was why Rick was so bothered by it.
    It wasn’t that Rick was so bothered by the lost of money (that can be replaced.
    It was the loss of time people spent spinning their wheels against a semi-fixed system.
    It’s the time we lost that can never be replaced.
    All you young one’s, you should really listen to Uncle Rick because he’s not only giving you invaluable advice for free, he is extremely smart and successful, but he pushing 60, hard, so he knows what he is talking about (that one is for Howard).

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  8. owntheorgs

    Im 27 and I feel old and young at the same time. The faster you become rich the more time you have to enjoy the rest of your life. Great post :)

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  9. Keral Patel

    I do 15 hours+ daily from last 4 years. Just wanted to run a bit faster so that I can have some free time later on. As of now have had success with it. Now staff does the work and I am free to do whenever or whatever I want to do.
    My strategy was to hell with health and all things just run fast enough to get some more helping hands whom I can pay and then think about time management.
    Good for starters though :)

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  10. Rick Schwartz

    “Without a doubt one of your best posts, ever.”
    Thanks Mike! I wrote this post a couple of months ago and as I do so many times, I just did not post it. Many times I write this stuff just for my own clarity and reference.

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  11. Michael Hallisey

    owntheorgs
    5 post up^
    You can easily become rich, enjoy your free time way too much and become poor again! Then have to work hard all over. lol

    Reply

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