April 16, 2017

Time is not money

Of all the Benjamin Franklin quotes I’ve seen, this is the only one I’ve ever disagreed with:

Remember that time is money. He that can earn ten shillings a day by his labour, and goes abroad, or sits idle one half of that day, though he spends but sixpence during his diversion or idleness, it ought not to be reckoned the only expence; he hath really spent or thrown away five shillings besides. —Benjamin Franklin

Sorry, no. 

Time is not money.

Time and money are not equivalent.

Need proof?

You can always make more money, but you can’t make more time. 

“Okay, then... what is time?”

Time is your life. Stop trading it for money. 

“Erm, but... how do I stop trading time for money?”

Sell your expertise, not your labor. 



P.S. Not sure how to sell your expertise? We should talk