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I’m rich and you can be too.

What is rich?  Is it simply having a Gatesian amount of money?  Is it the accumulation of every fancy car or pieces of over the top jewelry? Could it be having an abode worthy of MTV Cribs or a visit from Robin Leach?  Could it be a fulfilling family or personal life is being rich?  It’s hard to say because being rich has a different meaning to each person.

Get rid of this. It's not helping.

I think being rich is evolving and changing from just money and physical wealth.  Rich in the 21st century sense is now being, Time Affluent.  Being Time Affluent is being free to do what you want to do, when you want to do it.  Would money help with that?  Sure but many industries are shifting their focus to telework and flexible schedules to accommodate their workforce.  They know that people’s lives don’t normally revolve around a clock each and everyday and they need flexibility on a regular basis.

I think the idea of being Time Affluent is fascinating.  What activities would you do if you didn’t have to be chained to your workspace for a certain amount of the day?  Would you, take your kids to and from school?  Would you make breakfast for your spouse?  Would you go to the gym or go for a bike ride?  Would you start a side business that you’ve always wanted?  The possibilities are limitless and are only bound by your imagination.  I also think that you’d probably like your current job a little bit more too if they offered that flexibility.

Will I still get my work done?

The 40 hour work week wasn’t created and set in stone by God.  It’s man-made.  Eight hours for work, eight hours for you and eight hours for sleep is the formula for the 40 hour work week.  But who says that works?  I bet you could get just as much done at work without having to be there for a full day.  I also think you’d enjoy your life a little bit more.  (The idea is gaining ground.)  What if you need to work a little more one day, like ten to twelve hours to get a really big project done?  That would be okay too.

I think the 40 hour work week is a draconian construct that has seen it’s day and needs to go the way of the Dodo.   CEOs, managers and business leaders need to push alternative ways to enhance productivity while allowing employees to live healthier and happier lives.

No one says, “I wish I would have worked a little bit more” on their death-bed.  Maybe it’s time for you to think about switching careers or better yet, starting a new business yourself.   Where you can have a little bit more time for you, to be your best YOU.

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  1. ChrisT
    January 3, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Agreed! I love doing what I want…when I want…How I want! Life is really good!

  2. January 3, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Chris, if you don’t mind sharing, what do you do? Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
    -Matt

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    January 18, 2011 at 9:25 am

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