Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about what is “important”. I’ve been thinking about work and the time I get to spend with my family. Part of this has involved reading a few interesting books, including Tim Ferris’ “The 4-Hour Work Week” and Chris Guillebeau’s “The $100 Startup”. Both are great books, Tim’s book offering more direct practical advise, such as specific questions for specific issues to help you run a business from anywhere in the world. Chris’s more generic advice for starting up a small lean company without going into debt. I’ve also been reading a lot of riskology.co, by Tyler Tervooren and listening to Tim Ferris’ Pod cast, “The Tim Ferris Show”.
I tend to listen to a lot of podcasts while at work, so I’m not always paying 100% attention, but today I was listening to the second part of an interview Tim Ferris did with Tony Robbins. During the interview, something they were discussing really caught my attention. They were talking about investments and how we are all investing. Even not making “investment” choices is choosing a type of investment. Most of us choose to invest our time for a return of money. The idea being to separate your money from your time so you can spend more of the time on things you want, since we all have a finite amount of time. Then, Tony mentioned a list of items that we SHOULD be spending our time on instead.
How you use your time.
These really struck me as things I’ve been neglecting and should, instead, be focusing my time on. I really encourage people to listen to Tim’s interviews. The interview with Tony Robbins is about 2 hours long, but the discussions Tim has with his interviewees are always very insightful. I was going to put a list of some of the people Tim has interviewed, but… it just got too long. Check them out!
There are some fascinating people on there.
The best part of Tim’s podcast and these books are that they are thought provoking and really make me think. I think the next step will be to go over the list above and think about how they apply to me personally.
And with that, I’ll leave you with this little tune. I love the words. I think it’s a good theme song for me right now. I’m not sure about the video. It did make me laugh, though 🙂