I’ve always loved that line. Unfortunately, it was delivered by the bad guy in the movie Wall Street (1987) and mixed in with a little too much ‘greed is good’ mentality (watch the full clip below).
But for me, the thought serves as both an inspirational and aspirational reminder to respect and value time … one of the few things in life that if you lose, you can’t get back.
If you’re not earning the income you’d like to earn (or earning the opportunities you feel you should have), ask yourself…
“Am I fully committed? Am I working like someone who makes $X thousand a year? Someone who makes about $Y every money hour* of the day?”
Are you valuing your time at that level?
(If not, who will?)
$50,000 = $25 every money hour
$75,000 = $37 every money hour
$100,000 = $50 every money hour (almost $1 a minute)
$120,000 = $60 every money hour (a dollar a minute)
$150,000 = $75 every money hour
$200,000 = $100 every money hour
$250,000 = $125 every money hour (more than $2 a minute)
More than $250,000 = You probably don’t need the reminder.
*money hours: hours of the day where you make your good things happen … your workday.
5 ways to minimize distractions below the video…
Learn the 5 ways to knock out the bulk of distractions here (outside the money hours or on a well-earned break, of course). You’ll be better for it.