Know Your Worth and Let No One Change Your Mind

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Your time is extremely valuable.

I've been doing a lot of self reflecting lately as I'm sure a lot of people in crypto have. It's crazy what the bear market will do to you even if you don't care about the prices of your favorite shitcoins. Regardless of that, I think it's important to always make sure you remind yourself how much you're worth. We're on this Earth for a finite amount of time, some shorter than others, and that time has value.

Just sit back for a moment and think about this... You have a finite amount of time in your life, let's just say 75 years for example. That equates to about 657,000 hours that you have to live life, have a family, and whatever else you do in your lifetime. 657,000 hours may sound like a lot, but when you really break it down, it's not very much time at all in the grand scheme of things.

The beautiful thing about being human is that you dictate where those 657,000 hours are spent. You also dictate the value of each of those hours. Let's break it down a little more though since realistically you're sleeping for about an average of 8 hours a day. That's 219,000 hours of your life that you spend sleeping, so you can actually function and live life...

So take that out of your 657,000 hours of life and you're only left with 438,000 hours to live. Starting to realize hour precious those hours are yet?

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Now that we've established how little time we have on this Earth, think about how much of it you spend working to pay bills. This is where you have to really determine if the amount you're being paid is worth your time. Odds are, it's nowhere near what your time is actually worth. Consider this - you sleep 8 hours a day and work 10 hours a day... You're left with 6 hours to spend not working.

Take that 273,750 hours of work in your lifetime away from the 438,000 hours you have left when you factor in sleep... and you're left with 164,250 hours. Holy shit. Without doing the math and actually thinking about it, the amount of time you have to actually live is very very limited. Obviously these numbers are just estimates, and I'm not factoring in a lot of aspects of life, but I'm trying to make a point here.

Unfortunately, to live you have to have income so you can pay for a place to live, a car, and other necessities. This is where it gets down to knowing your worth because often times people are just desperate to get a job. You're taught your entire life that you have to get a job and work most of your life in order to get to a point that you can actually live.

There's nothing wrong with having a regular job and there's also nothing wrong with building something of your own. You just have to make sure it's worth your precious time.

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The sad part is that most jobs/employers treat you as if you're lucky they hired you. They try to make it seem like you need to be thankful that they are paying you. When in reality, most of the time they are lucky that you give them your time in exchange for a shitty salary. Obviously there's cases where people do get paid enough to make them happy, and there's jobs out there that don't consume most of your life... Those are the exception. It all comes down to what your time is worth to you.

Remember - you only have 438,000 hours to live, and you don't want to spend most of it working. I mean, I don't. Maybe you do. Maybe your time is worth $15/hour or $30/hour. Maybe you feel like your time is worth a lot more than what employers are willing to offer you because you don't have a piece of paper saying you're "qualified".

Our goal shouldn't be to work for someone else for 30 years to get promoted and become a soulless husk of a human. Trust me, I've seen it happen first hand. Those people typically aren't happy. They're over stressed, and hanging on by a thread with no work-life balance.

I know this crypto bear market has a lot of people (myself included) finding other sources of income to get through the "winter". Just keep in mind that this is temporary, and don't beat yourself up because you have bills to pay and your DeFi stuff isn't paying them. Don't beat yourself up because your Hive earnings are down.

Find a way to make the most with your time and run with it. Just make sure it's really worth it because at the end of the day, you have a finite amount of time on this Earth, and I assume that you want to look back on life and say "man, I really lived", because I know I do.

How will you spend your 438,000 hours?

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I have been talking about this for a while. Especially since I turned 40. I spent so much of my time working for someone else with nothing to show for it other than I am still here. Well my kids have always had what they have needed and then some, but you get the point. I slaved for Apple for 8 years only to cap out at $20 an hour to get my soul sucked out of my ears on a daily basis. Yep, that's all that one of the richest companies in the world pay their hard working employees. Some make more, but yeah, you have to do some serious ass kissing to get there. And with that you have to look at how much your integrity is worth.

The lessons I have learned in the crypto space alone are worth more than any dollar amount I ever made with Apple. Because honestly, I had a grocery store clerk tell me the other day she is making $19 an hour... I mean that just shows you right there that the value of the dollar is seriously decreasing with inflation, so really why would anyone put a dollar amount on their time?

I do what I do now so that I can say that I can do my work, sitting next to my dog, by a river in my van and enjoy life while trying to provide value to other humans by way of my content creation and projects. It's also something to be said that I am trying to build 'human capital' by way of building an audience of people who trust what I have to say and find value in it. No I don't have any whales that pay attention to me, because I don't ass kiss, but that's okay. I would rather have more, smaller users who are learning and using posts to help them along the way. That makes my time worth it. But... I do have to eat and pay bills too, so trying to find that balance in a bear market has been very tough.

This is seriously the mind shift people need to understand. Your time is the most valuable thing and what you pride yourself on should be worth what you're ok with getting paid. For myself because of my background in marketing and funnel building I charge $75 a hour and depending on how advanced the work I'll push upwards of $150 a hour. Some might reply back and say I'm crazy and that's perfectly fine because there's others that see that value and what I bring and are willing to pay it because they know it will be done right and efferently to maximize their profits for the long term.

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Some might reply back and say I'm crazy and that's perfectly fine because there's others that see that value and what I bring and are willing to pay it because they know it will be done right and efferently to maximize their profits for the long term.

This is the right mindset. If they don't see the value in what you're providing as enough to pay the price, fuck em.

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One of the worst mistakes in youth is for sure losing time in vain. In this world, people should realize the importance of their time and start monetizing their attention & time to catch up with the era IMHO ^^

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Yeah man, it took me a large chunk of my life to realize this. Time to play catch up.

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Yikes, I don't know whether this inspires me or shoves my mortality in my face haha.

I certainly need to be using my time better.

...ah, starting Monday ;)

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Yikes, I don't know whether this inspires me or shoves my mortality in my face haha.

The intent was to do both lol. Monday it is.

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There is a saying - Happy people do not follow the passage of time, I am one of them.

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That's a great saying.

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This reminds me of how I must learn how to manage my time properly

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Time management helps with literally every aspect of life for sure.

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