Never use the phrase “I just don’t have time to do that.”
We have time. We just choose not prioritize that item over another item. Everyone has TIME to read – but most people don’t prioritize reading over all the other things they need to do.
Most people think time is finite … and it is … but you can still increase your time by spending the resources (usually your hard earned money).
Buying time is the probably the most important thing you can do to leverage yourself to do more of what you want to do. Some people buy time so they can do more work, or more exercise, or more spending time with their kids, or more travel. Whatever you want to do more of … you can buy time.
It is easy to think of ways to but another 100 or so hours a year. You can get a driver when you are headed to meetings in Palo Alto. You can hire a part-time or full-time assistant. You can outsource your laundry. You can pay for parking rather than circulating the block.
You’re absolutely right. As a person/business grows, one’s time becomes a very valuable commodity. When time becomes valuable, one needs to ask how it can be saved. And outsourcing is the answer. The value of a $100 is $100 at all times. But the value of 1 hour changes with what/with who you are spending the time on. That’s where outsourcing fits in. By outsourcing a task that you may be capable to do, but may not be an expert at, you are saving time and in turn money!