The Other 8 Hours

Dear Har-old,

We all have the same twenty-four hours available to us in each day. Most of us spend eight hours working and eight hours sleeping. What you do with the remaining eight hours will have a tremendous influence on the level of success you achieve in your life.

Time management revolution. Work. Sleep.

You hate your job: hours are terrible; pay is awful; wretched co-workers; horrid boss. Fine!

You sleep for 8 hours, toss and turn, wake up and can’t remember your dreams. Still fine!

However, with The Other 8 Hours you stack a pyramid of pennies, watch movies like Matrjoschka, play video games like Guitar Heroplaying music someone else has already recorded, build the Leaning Tower Of Pisa with Jenga blocks, watch YouTube videos of other people wasting their time and comment on the internet. DEFINITELY NOT FINE!

If you spend The Other 8 Hours wisely, you will TAKE BACK your precious 16 hours stolen from you by work and sleep.

You will be doing what you love . . . in your sleep. Get it!

Now you have 24 hours to live. Enjoy!

Anything without cost is generally unappreciated. Therefore, Har-old, if you truly believe in the phrase, “time is money,” then why don’t you learn something from jobs and put a monetary value on your time hourly?

Billionaire by 46, right? Well, from your age now until you’re my age, calculate the monetary value of each hour. Do the math!

For example, if every hour is worth a $100k to you, ask yourself, “Is what I’m about to do in this hour worth wasting $100k on?” Because ever since you stated your worth, 2 billion, anything that even resembled a waste of time costed you $100k. This will work better WHEN? you plan your days in advance. You know, that self-organization day thing???

Futuristically yours,


P.S. People who read and comment on this letter are so NOT wasting their time 🙂


9 thoughts on “The Other 8 Hours”

  1. You know, I had never thought about the other 8 hours before, your post made me pause and think. I’m going to take the time is money concept more seriously. Great food for thought.


  2. read “Your Money or Your Life” by Joe Dominguez… he talks about a formula to calculate exactly how much money your time is worth (amongst other things). it’s a great book, a bit of an extremist simplicity living manifesto, but all the same it has some great themes and suggestions on finding out just how much money and time your wasting and how to figure it out…


  3. Very thought provoking post. I agree that we should all make the most productive use of our time here. Besides, it’s not like we can get the day back once it’s gone!


  4. I bet doing more with your 8 hours would greatly improve your sleep too. I’m of the 8 hour sleep Minimum rule. Ten hours is more like it! I look forward to seeing you make the most out of your ‘free time’. A really awesome couple of hours could have a powerful impact on the rest of your day!Good Luck!


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