We’re jumping on the Time is Money bandwagon today. It is February 29, after all, and this is a day that arrives once every four years. (The site we’ve been working on as a side project – New Frugality – goes more in-depth on the subject as well.)
A confession from Dave: I have to control my blood pressure.
After watching and checking every once in awhile, I was corralled by several people to get it checked for real. So I did, and Doc told me I should get a monitor. So I did that, too.
The photo is today’s reading – and I am in no way declaring victory.
Just One More Day…
Wait a minute, we have that extra day to work with, right? So, whatever it is, we can put it off til tomorrow, right?
Yeah, that’s what I thought. Months ago – when I first went to the doctor for something entirely different and he said: “you need to track that blood pressure.” So I thought I would, but I really didn’t.
In fact, the in-home blood pressure monitor was something I really needed, but put off getting until the last possible moment.
Because I figured I would wait Just…One…More…Day.
Time Is Money – So How Are You Investing?
Right…that old pablum again: if you’re spending 10 minutes on something, but you bill out at $200 an hour, then that’s 1/6 of $200 you could be charging someone for.
Sure, you get it, I get it, we all get it.
Except…I didn’t get it.
The cost of the monitor above was about $40. The ability to track movement of my blood pressure was very important – as it enabled me to get a handle on things like diet and exercise and stress, and how they impact my blood pressure movement.
The time delay may have cost me in the long run, or maybe it didn’t – but I put off making a small but major purchase out of…well, out of the old excuse.
Just One More Day…
If I wait just one more day to get off my bottom, I’ll be in a better mood and things will happen then.
If my business waits just one more day to invest in our marketing, our operations, planning or whatever else, the clouds will open up then.
If I sit this one out and wait just one more day, maybe there will be another event to attend that’s even better, or another opportunity to sit down for coffee with someone prettier, or more connected, or with more money.
I’m not an expert – but I think you can’t wait Just One More Day. Can You?