When I heard this quote – and internalized it – it rocked my world.
Every person on this earth starts each day with a level playing field of time.
Now, what differs is how we use our time.
And, once we use that time, it’s gone – we can’t get it back.
We can make more money.
We can hire new people.
We can get a new job.
But, we can’t replenish our time.
This is the revelation that inspired me to stop trading my time for money in the corporate world.
I was traveling a ton and had a young family.
And one day, I realized that I was just trading my time for money and it would never change as long as I am working for someone else.
I didn’t want to take that path in life.
So, as the sole income producer for a young family and our household, I left the paycheck to build an income stream of my own.
One that would allow me to buy back my time…
Create my own equity…
Generate cash flow that wasn’t exclusively dependent on me…
Build an incoming producing asset…
And to ultimately craft my business around the lifestyle my wife and I wanted for our family.
It was this simple idea around “time” that changed my life.
It’s funny how simple ideas can drive massive change.