Thursday 11 June 2009

Some people spend time to save money and other people spend money to save time

I have written about this many times before. But, I thought I would re-visit it again today.

I think that most people in the world spent time to save money. But, the only thing we can't ever get back is time. Time is the one thing I am personally very short of. I wish there was more time in the day to do everything.

And I got to thinking. I often order take-aways using Mr. Delivery. Yes, it costs me quite a bit to do this, but it saves me so much time. I know I could get in my car and drive to the restaurant and collect the pizza myself but that actually costs me more. The time that I save by making use of Mr. Delivery is worth way more than the money they charge me for the service.

In the same way, the online service is selling us convenience and peace of mind. Have you ever dealt with a courier firm? Do you know how much time they take up!? Why then do so many people not get it. I hear of many people who are delighted with those hard to find gadgets they purchased off Wantitall - I am one of those customers. I love what these guys do, but, I always get sad when I read some blog site where some guy rants about the pricing etc. - they just don't get it! They obviously have more time on their hands than they know what to do with. A person who understands the real value of time always enjoys a service like Wantitall, and never has time to rant about pricing. The bottom line is that they understand the bottom line.

Like I said, I really believe that most people spend time to save money. I wish it were the other way round. If it were, then more people would develop more wonderful magic in the world, by using their God given talents to their maximum advantage. None of us were put on this planet to sit in traffic all day, and to stand in queues, and fight with municipal workers for hours on the phone... so, don't! Rather pay someone else to do it, and focus on what you do best. If you spend some money to save time you will be amazed at how much more money you will actually make. Yes, the best way to receive is to give. So, the next time you have to spend time to save money rather give some who really needs the money a chance to do it for you, and then use that time you saved to focus on what you do best. You can figure the rest out...

Posted by Ronnie Apteker