Taking Your Time Off the Market

Mountains of Arizona
Sunny 64 Degrees
9:21 a.m.

Time is easy to sell. People are well-trained and readily understand how to buy it.

You can chop up your days and auction them off to the highest bidder. You can commit some time to X, some time to Y and a little bit to Z. If you have a job, you don’t even have to think about it – you’ve sold the great majority of your time to a single wholesale buyer in a single transaction.

If you want to maximize your potential on this plane, however, it seems like it is very difficult to do that if you’ve sold away control of your time.

To the extent you CONTROL your time, your opportunity for fulfilling your potential increases.

To increase your impact on the world, it makes sense to consider taking your “time” off the market.

Or, at the very least, what if your TIME became the very last item on your list of assets that you’re willing to exchange for money? How would that change your path? Have you thought about it? What would that look like?

The biggest reason NOT to sell time is that NO ONE will be willing to pay you enough for what your time could actually be worth to you.

Only you can realize that full value, but you have to stop selling time and start selling something else.