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In my time tracking worksheets and my articles about time tracking, I often mention SOL, my acronym for “Shit of Life.” SOL encompasses all the lithe things we do to keep our lives humming along, things we don’t necessarily enjoy doing, but that we must do, lest we find ourselves in some bigger time sucking […]
Do you have a good sense of how you spend your time? My research has shown me that when it comes to time tracking, there are two types of people: those who say they don’t track their time and those who say they do. Big insight, right? Well, the insight comes when you start digging […]
There’s a secret I learned from a Harvard MBA about ten years into my career. I have used this secret on pretty much every job, project and personal endeavor in my life since then. The secret is simple, but effective. It’s a system that helps you articulate what you are trying to do and clarify […]
You’ll notice that when you look at the social and economic trends that are driving the growth of “portfolio lifestyles,” they are largely beyond the individual worker’s control. Many Americans are living this kind of life (sometimes pejoratively referred to as the gig economy or the Task Rabbit economy), not because it’s what they chose, […]
Previously, I wrote about calculating the hourly value of your time and touched upon the idea of “work” time vs. “free” time. We think of “work” time as the hours we spend working for pay. We consider the rest of our time “free” time. So, in a traditional 40-hour-per-week job, the thinking goes, you work […]
Somewhere in our popular consciousness, we have the notion that a salaried, full-time job involves a 40-hour work week, and that the time that we are not working at our 40-hour per week job is free time, or what we consider our “life.” In our 168 week, we work those 40 hours to earn the […]
In the portfolio life, the most important commodity we have is time. We invest time in activities that we believe will reward us in one way or another. So, the fundamental question you need to ask yourself if you are living the portfolio life is how much is your time really worth. We often have […]