Super U Podcast | Winning At Tetris | The Focus Project #15
This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers how we all struggle to maintain a well-balanced life. Life is a game of Tetris. You have to fit the pieces in a way that makes sense to you.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn.
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Winning At Tetris | The Focus Project #15
“I don’t know about you. But when I go to the supermarket, I’m always floored by the outrageous cost of quartered fresh pineapple. Because of this high price I’ve been fooled more than once in a Biden entire pineapple for $3 on paying $3 instead of $9. Once at home, I start calling the pineapple for anyone who has ever done this you know it is no easy task. The pineapple is big, tough and spiny. Removing the center core is a must next cut the skin but barely the sweetest part of the pineapple is found closest to the skin. So keep those brown ringlets on the first cut, then V cut them out. Of course, the pineapple juice always seems to find some tiny cut on my hand that stings like the dickens, it usually takes me 15 to 20 minutes to cut a pineapple properly. In sum, it’s a pain in the ass or a PITA. So now I gladly pay the extra $6 to save 20 minutes of my time. Avoid a huge headache and have better pineapple in my hand doesn’t sting either. So unless I derive joy from cutting pineapples, I’m better off spending money on the fresh store sliced pineapple.
One side of my brain says I’m wasting money because I can cut the pineapple myself. But the other side says that I’m rightfully buying more time with my loved ones. This shift in mindset brings me joy, allowing me to spend less time on items I don’t enjoy and more time with people I do. What is our time worth? If you make $150,000 per year and work 45 hours a week for 52 weeks, minus four weeks of vacation holidays. This equals roughly $70 per hour, that’s your rate $70 hours per hour. It is essential to know what an hour of your time is worth in the free market. Knowing this will help you make decisions more easily. For example, buying sliced or whole pineapples and more importantly will allow you to start buying the most precious commodity in the world time. For example, let’s say you don’t enjoy staining your outdoor deck at your value of $70 per hour. What does it cost for you to stain the deck? If it takes you five hours, that’s $350 that’s $70 times five. Alternatively, you could hire someone to do it completely for $200. If you have the funds and you’re fortunate, it’s an automatic decision to hire that person. There is an opportunity cost whenever you devote time to something. The time you would have spent staining your deck is now available. It can be readily deployed to create $350. Any bid to stay in your deck that is less than $349.99 should be an immediate yes to outsource it. This formula seems pretty simple.”
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