Admit it, we’ve all become experts at killing time throughout the years and we’ve forgotten how to become more productive due to all the distractions that has surrounded us. I wanted to provide a differentiation on WASTING TIME vs INVESTING TIME.

Examples of Wasting Time:

  1. Watching too much TV and YouTube for entertainment purposes.
  2. Playing video games. Unless you’re a video game streamer looking to monetize your passion for gaming, you’re wasting time.
  3. Spending time complaining too much to other people physically or digitally.
  4. Comparing yourself to others.
  5. Procrastination, the act or habit of procrastinating, or putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.

Examples of Investing in Time:

  1. Watching and reading online courses. (I highly suggest watching Shark Tank for entrepreneurs and enrolling in Udemy courses)
  2. Reading books to improve your mindset, knowledge and your passion.
  3. Networking with other people.
  4. Learning new skills to add to your current skillset.
  5. Allocating hours to your side hustle(s).
  6. Prioritizing your health, wellbeing and nutrition by taking care of your body. Ex. Working out 3 to 5x a week and eating healthy.

Think about this, a poor person and a wealthy person has the same number of hours in a day. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. The one thing that separates people is what they prioritize in each day that they consume. When we focus and concentrate investing time in the above examples, we become more productive human beings that grow exponentially compared to the typical person that wastes their days away. What we do everyday as a HABIT determines what our future will look like.

Question of the day: How much time do you spend each day for your personal growth?

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December 17, 2020 Khel Lawrence

It depends on my motivation/drive on how much I want to grow. It also depends on the topic if I am interested in learning something new.

February 19, 2021 Dwayne

Put in time to learn financial management : this is where the whole education system fails. Learn how to assess investment options based on you financial needs. The financial goals when you are 25 are very different when you are 35 and then 45. It is critical to learn financial management or else surrender your self to economic slavery.

February 19, 2021 Anton

I just want to share this, “Do not invest based on trends” What goes up comes down. By the time you read/hear about a trend in the financial press, newspapers or social media – its the time to get out of that trend, not get in. By this time, the smart and early investors are exiting by making healthy returns and the suckers are getting in, hoping to cash in on the trend.

At the end of the day, most of us are investing our own personal money. If we can work hard for it, we can certainly learn how to invest it. Make that money work for you.

February 19, 2021 Edward

Best way to invest my time

Reading. Read something, anything. Be it fiction, non-fiction, news, technical articles, whatever catches your fancy and interests you.

Watch informative documentaries, again, on any topic. It might inspire you, move you, shake you up, some might appal and anger you, but you’ll always, always learn something.

Exercise. Don’t neglect this; if you ignore health today, it will ignore you tomorrow. Join a gym, or a yoga or dance class, or just go for a run. But get moving.

Try to do at least one mentally stimulating activity in a day. It could be anything- coding, trying to solve a tough puzzle, learning a new language, writing a story, or composing a piece of music.

And also, don’t forget to have fun. Doing something that makes your heart sing and makes you lose track of time, is never a waste of time.

February 19, 2021 Nico

Invest in yourself I think. I know, It’s a popular answer but it’s true. Money comes and goes. You not. Every investment in yourself is permanent. If you learn new skills you can earn by them today, tomorrow, and forever.

If you buy and read a book or course, you’re going to add value to your life. It’s not important how much money can you earn from your skill today, but it’s important for your future value.

We are so excited about the idea to earn money and live the life we want, but this dream can’t be real if your mindset isn’t ready. You must be able to work on yourself to improve your value and your discipline.

So, this is my tip…invest in yourself before investing in something that can earn money.

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