Time is Money Yet Time is Not Money

time on a beach | BIGG SuccessImagine walking on a beautiful, seemingly endless beach. As you look out on the calm turquoise sea, you kick something in the white sand.

It’s a bottle.

As you shine it, a grayish-white cloud of smoke rises from the lid. The smoke forms into a genie.

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The genie tells you that you are the recipient of an incredible gift. Every single day, for the rest of your life, $86,400 will be deposited into your bank account at the beginning of the day.

Sounds great so far, right?

So what’s the catch? The genie explains:

The money is only available in increments.

Every moment…like this one…and this one…about 1/1000th of a penny will become available.

It seems so insignificant.

Yet it adds up. Because you can spend it however you want.

Now this moment…and this one…another 1/1000th of a penny becomes available.

You can’t store them up. Either you spend it or it goes away forever.

However, you can string them together. You can use the money from this moment…and this moment… together for a single item.

However, at the end of the day, all $86,400 will be gone.

The only question will be: How did you spend it?

Would you take this bargain from the genie? Why not, right?

Time is money

As you may have figured out, we’re not really talking about money, one of the five elements of BIGG success.

We’re talking about time, another one of the five elements. Money and time have some similarities:

  • Money and time are your only two resources.
  • They both have inflows and outflows.
  • You can often substitute one for the other.
  • You can leverage both money and time.
  • You can spend or invest either one.

Time is not money

But money and time also have their differences:

  • You can have money but you don’t have time. Time is here and gone.
  • You can find money but you can’t find time.
  • You can make money. But you can’t make time.
  • While money is infinite, time is finite.

Time is a gift. But you can’t keep it.

So the only question is: do you spend time or do you invest it?

Investing time leads to BIGG success!

We know your time is precious. So we thank you so much for investing some of it with us. Until next time, here’s to your BIGG success!

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2 replies
  1. Grady Pruitt
    Grady Pruitt says:

    Cool! Another penny just added to my account :D Thanks guys!

    Seriously, though, I am learning how to invest my time. Until recently, I hadn’t thought much about managing my time like I do my money, but I think I need to start working on that.

    Love the podcast, and thanks for sharing!

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