What Are You Worth?

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitudes in any set of given circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” – Dr. Victor Frankl

If you’re hanging on to the notion that you can do it all yourself, ask yourself; how much am I worth per hour?  If you’ve never taken the time to do this, it can be kind of fun. For me this really became apparent when one day, both my brothers and my dad were giving me a hard time about not changing the oil in my own car. Both of my brothers had worked as automotive mechanics, one of them even owned a service station for several years.

Now, my response to them was, it cost me too much money to change the oil in my car. What I mean by that is, if I have to change the oil in my car, it’ll take me several hours. I have to buy oil, I need the tools, I have to find a location to do it and then I have to find a place to dispose of the oil. That can take me a couple of hours.

Now when I go to one of those automotive places that change your oil and 30 minutes, I can usually be outta there for less than $30. And I can be doing business, while I’m in there waiting. Cell phone, wireless laptop or tablet and I’m good to go anywhere.

The difference is this; when I spend $30, $35 even $50 if they put some extras on, I’m okay with that, because in that time, I can generate income. If I’m out changing the oil in my car it can cost me hundreds or even several thousands of dollars over that period.

Now I ask you, was it worth it for me to pay some one to change the oil in my car?  Absolutely! Ask yourself, what is it worth for you to pay someone to do the things that will enhance your income or your bottom line?

Last note on this – it’s imperative that you schedule time, either every day, or at least a couple times a week to go over your agenda, especially if you have a personal assistant.

So, as you progress toward reviewing your Vision for 2012, remember to surround yourself with like minded people that can assist you, and you them, in achieving your goals for next year.

Until next time, put everything you have into everything you do!

The best is yet to come!

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