3 ideas: avoid labels, time assets vs. debts, reminder

Dec 17, 2022

Hey – Janis here.

Today's issue covers 3 ideas in 1 min and 49 secs.

Before we begin...

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Avoid labeling yourself.

A day where things don't go according to your expectations is just that – a day where things don't go according to your expectation. There is no need to label yourself as a failure. Unfortunately, many people do precisely that.

Be cautious with time debts. Be innovative with time assets.

TIME ASSETS are actions or choices you make today that will save you time in the future.

Time asset example: when I spent time creating sponson my newsletter page, I made a time asset which saves me time now to get sponsors for this newsletter.

TIME DEBTS are actions or choices you make today that will cost you additional time in the future.

Time debt example: At the bottom of this newsletter, I welcome you, along with other readers, to hit me up if you have any questions. This decision creates a time debt because it takes time to reply to all messages I receive. Yet, I love connecting with my audience, so it's worth it.

Time debts are neither good nor bad. It boils down to what we want. Yet we often commit to things that take time from our futures that we would rather spend elsewhere. That's why we should be cautious with decisions that create time debts.

This is my reflection from Jamies Clear article.

Reminder from Seneca.

“We suffer more often in imagination that in reality.” — Seneca

That’s it for today and as always, hit me up if you have any questions.

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