I watched a movie not to long ago called, “In Time”, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. The movie takes takes place in a society where people stop aging at 25 and each has a clock on their arm that counts down how long they have to live. As you can imagine, life takes on a whole new meaning when your time is limited. This movie got me thinking about whether most people live their lives doing what they want to do, or things they have to do.
According to DailyMail.com, the average life lasts 28,000 days – 76 years and 260 days. With some quick and easy math and you can figure out based on your age how much time you have left. To some, that might sound kind morbid, but there is also another way to look at it as well. Seize the Day Technology, out of Los Angeles, actually manufactures a clock that counts backwards from 28,000 days. The idea behind the click that counts down your remaining days on earth, is to see a constant reminder when you wake up each morning, to live life to the fullest.
According to the Government it’s approximately $7.25 – $8.25 per hour, or approximately $14,500 per year. (which is the current minimum wage for our Country.) According to Simplyhired.com, on average, an hour of a college graduates time is worth $22 per hour – or $46,000 per year. That is, after a student spends four years of their TIME and invests $28,000 for a public university, or $105,000 from a private school. (On average) Clearly, there is a nice jump in income for college graduates.
If you were to ask someone taking their last breath, that same question, “What is your time worth?” How do you think they would they respond? Without question, one more hug, one more kiss, or to say “I love you” just once more, would be PRICELESS!
That leads me to another important question, are you getting paid what you are worth? Or, are you settling for a price tag someone else has placed on you? Personally, I have always had a difficult time having a school, boss, government, etc. putting a price tag on me. Even more so, someone buying my time at wholesale prices, selling my time to someone else at retail value and making money off of my efforts.
You see, I believe my time is Invaluable! I believe yours is as well. There is no national average, salary cap, or yearly review whatsoever that should dictate our true worth. Only you should be able to make that decision. Empowering someone else to make this decision is giving away your most valuable commodity. Your time!
So again, I respectfully ask you to what an hour of your time worth? Each person reading this today will have a different response. Some may even reconsider the path they are on personally or professionally. Others may think about who, where, or how they are spending their time.
And that is exactly the point!
This blog post was created for one reason, to get YOU Thinking Much Bigger! Always remember, when your SELF worth goes up so does your NET worth!
In the spirit of success,
Travis A. Flaherty
CEO/Founder – Entrepreneur Life University