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Welcome to the before breakfast podcast is to add up the full-time cost. We can forget all the small bits of time attached to any project or activity, but seeing the true cost and help us make better choices.

Thrift like yesterday's comes from Ashley Williams new book time Smart in this book. She argues that people tend to undervalue their time compared with money, but that we're often happier making time Centric decisions.

One way that people under value their time is by not considering all the time associated with any project or decision when people first look into speaking professionally for instance many get quite excited by the pay rates associated with the job. But of course earning thousands of dollars for a one-hour speech doesn't actually translate into a rate of earning thousands of dollars per hour. You often have to travel to the speech there's time getting to the airport in time spent on the plane. Sometimes you have to stay overnight. There's time spent packing and unpacking afterwards. There's the fact that traveling takes a lot of energy all of this can be streamlined, of course, but it does lower the per hour take likewise willens notes that if someone wants to have a meal with you, it's a network you're saying yes is not just the 60 Minutes of the meal. There's also the time you'll spend getting to and from the restaurant and finding parking if you budget 2 hours total. She's

As you should ask yourself. What am I not doing with that time that I could be doing. And what is the effect on the time around that meal did you have to rush to complete tasks? Did it increase your straps trying to make the appointment and did it affect your work afterward?

These are all good questions. Now. I am not saying that you shouldn't go to networking lunches or dinners. You should you just want to be sure that you understand the full-time cost.

Now I do think that a certain category of us have an easier time making these calculations and my case. I'm a working mom of 5 young kids. My husband also works full-time and pre covid he travels a lot for work. So for many of my activities, I've had to figure out the full-time cost because I've had to calculate the child care requirement. I know that a 60 Minute dinner isn't just a 60 Minute dinner because I'm booking the babysitter to show up 40 minutes beforehand and just a 40 minutes after I've probably gone to fewer things than I should have precisely because I am seeing the full time cost.

But if you don't have the babysitter meter taking these things can be a little harder to see and that can affect decisions. So when you're considering saying yes to something be sure to understand what it entails that project isn't just 2 hours. You'll spend at least another two hours negotiating the details and setting up recalls with the people involved that virtual coffee isn't just the 20 minutes if you'll stop deep work 10 minutes before and cycle through headlines for 10 minutes afterwards.

Add up the full-time cost and then ask what else you could do with that time, maybe nothing much but maybe something important and that is worth knowing.

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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