There is no question about it – We’re running out of time. Family dinners are a thing of the past. We run from appointment to appointment, take work home, and cram leisure time into short bursts of stress filled moments. The question is, how did we did get into this predicament? Because we are inefficient, it certainly isn’t. In the past 20 years, economists estimate that productivity has increased by 65 % or more. We have overnight delivery, cell phones, fast food, and instant messaging. Shouldn’t our ability to get more work done give us more time? Where does all this “extra” time walk away?

According to Dr. Quain, we spend too much time at work, and not enough time on the things we really want to do. People in the 21st century work more hours than peasants did in the Middle Ages, and spend less time at home with their families because of it.

We are busy staying busy, but all that work doesn’t always translate to a better lifestyle. Our debt is up, and our leisure time is down. In fact, we don’t even take the leisure time we’ve earned. About 25 percent of people in US and Europe will take no vacation days at all next year.

Quain, known as “The Time Doctor,” says he is the first person to really solve the time problem. His book, “Overcoming Time Poverty: How to Achieve More by Working Less”, doesn’t cost much or take much time to read.

While so many popular authors and experts recommend taking more time off from work to improve your quality of life, Dr. Quain says that can be a prescription for disaster. “Most people trade their time for money,” says Quain.

Financially poor people don’t have money, but time poor people do have time. It isn’t a lack of time, it is the way we use that time that matters,” says Quain.

Don’t just trade your time, hour by hour, for a paycheck,” he says. Instead of working more hours, people can now increase the value of each and every hour– giving them more choices as to how they spend their time.

Quain says that most of us are just playing the wrong game. We work hard to make money, and then work more hours when we want more money. Soon, we have money, but no time.

It is time to play a new game– make more money in less time. Take a job you like, but get off the “fast track” at work. Leverage your time equity outside work to combine the income of a CEO with the leisure time of a retiree.

Dr. Quain, known as “The Time Doctor,” says he is the first person to really solve the time problem. His book, “Overcoming Time Poverty: How to Achieve More by Working Less”, doesn’t cost much or take much time to read. It isn’t a lack of time, it is the way we use that time that matters,” says Quain.

It is time to play a new game– make more money in less time. Leverage your time equity outside work to combine the income of a CEO with the leisure time of a retiree. That sounds like a perfect prescription for coping with the time challenges of the 21st century. …and the Internet can take over this challenge.

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