When life seems overwhelming and everything is getting a bit too much, I used to tell myself that “diamonds are formed under pressure”.
2 days of having Rhianna’s ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ stuck in my head would then ensue (sorry if you’ve got that in your head now!). Neither telling myself that age old adage or humming Rihanna really ended up helping. I gritted my teeth, managed the migraines, cried in the shower, and got on the best I could.
However, thankfully, my now husband sat me down one night and held an intervention. He posed a great question – how much is my time worth?
Was it worth it slaving away every weekend cleaning the windows I never have the time of day to look out of, weeding the garden I never get to have a BBQ in, and doing the weekly meal plan that factors in every fad diet you’ve heard of over the last six months but never having the time to go for a jog.
I run my own business outside of my day job, and faced with this question I did the sums. If I invested just 70% of the time I was spending on all the things that overwhelmed me and I didn’t enjoy, and instead outsourced those things – I would break even in dollars, and win in emotional freedom. That gave me back 30% of my time.
What I do with that 30% is pure bliss. I worked on my business and saved for our wedding, I sun-baked in the garden, I helped my friend with his non-for-profit, I truly started shining like a diamond.
So I pose the same question to you – how much is your time worth?
If you are wanting to claim back your time (and your life) give me a call and let's chat!
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