Look, I talk to a great deal of people during the week. You only run into remarkable individuals every now and then. So, as a human being, I don’t expect everyone to be an A-TYPE as defined by society. BUT, I do expect everyone that is around me or my family to understand the importance of TIME.
Why Phillip, What Do You Mean By That?
Well, there is no such thing as maybe? You either are interested or you are not interested. Anything in between there is just YOU wasting someone’s time. RIGHT?
Don’t waste someone’s time! Don’t waste your company’s time! Don’t waste your friends time! Don’t waste your families time! Unless you truly intend on making them money, unless you truly intend on loving them, unless you truly intend on giving them an undivided YOU! If you can’t do that…DON’T WASTE THEIR TIME!
Relationships in life are valuable. Just as valuable as currency…so if you intend on spending time within someone’s circle, understand this! You either DO or you DON’T. To appease is to WASTE!
PLEASE treat TIME like you would treat your money. If you waste it…it’s really hard to get it back!
My Journey To 4.0 will acknowledge the importance of my friends and families TIME.
“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, some day you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “no” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something”. ~ Steve Jobs Stanford University, 2005 ….. time has a finite value, no one should waste it….
Juz…I appreciate that comment. It resonates with me! There is nothing more precious. Thanks for reading!
I agree, Phillip. Here is a thought from a different angle. If you ask me to price something for you and then buy it someplace else, often for the same or higher price, You are wasting your time and mine.
Too often I get people saying that they weren’t interested at the time, but were curious. If you’re curious, then you are interested. I don’t come up with the prices myself, I just tell you what they are and try to help you decide. If you want to check other sources, I will be glad to help you with that, but please remember who helped you.
Sorry for the rant, but you just hit a sore point.
That is a perfect example of someone wasting your time. I think communication is key in that instance…the moment someone gets you to start working for them, they need to know that you WILL find the best rate for them…No matter the source. I think telling them in a nice way that they would be “wasting their TIME” as well looking for another source to help them with their travel needs could be a way to go. Then leaving them with “although I know you are just curious, remember to call me back when you go to make your decision. I will get you the best deal.” Obviously in your words would be better. You can also tell normally when someone is serious. That would be when you make the decision to place more or less of your time into that persons travel efforts.
I am glad you brought it up…you can RANT here anytime. 🙂