The Luxury Of Time

Last Update: November 08, 2018

When many of us start out at Wealthy Affiliate, the main goal is money. We want to make money online or increase our income. However, what's the goal of earning that money? Surely it's not to let it sit in a bank account somewhere earning 0.1% interest.

For many of us (in fact, I'd hazard to guess most of us), earning money is just a means to an end. The actual goal is to have more time to do the things we love.

This week, I was able to join my friend on his sailboat for a 3 day trip up the California coast. It was an impromptu trip, scheduled last minute on Saturday and we set sail Monday morning.

After learning how much his boat coasts to store and maintain, I'm not so sure I want to buy a boat anymore, but it was a lot of fun borrowing his. Maybe in the future though!

We weren't far away from land, so I still had cell coverage. I did a bit of work when the wind died and we motored on autopilot; mostly stuff like answering emails, managing writers, and replying to some easy questions via PM here in WA (note: This is a great reason to keep your PMs simple and concise, so I can answer quickly, no matter what I'm doing :)

I didn't get that much work done though, so I've got to play catchup for the next few days. Some products for one of my websites was delivered while I was gone, so I've got photos, reviews, and other tasks to take care as well.

That's why I'll keep this post short!

I just wanted to share this experirence, and inspire everyone to work hard this week and get just a few step closer to their goals of online income.

Keep up the good work everyone!

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thelungdoc Premium
Beautiful.

Our most valuable possession is time.

We can always get more money, but we can't get more time. We only have 24 hours in a day - and one-third of that needs to be sleep.

Finding success is always a balancing act between finding time for the things we like vs time for the things we have to do.

That part never gets easier.

Dave.
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Pernilla Premium
Thank you for sharing, Nathaniell.
Yes, I want to earn money independantly - that’s freedom to do what I want in business and private.

May the fog disappear, and let me see the horizon so I’ll find the direction that will make me earn that income!

You are a great navigator Nathaniell!
:-)
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for your blog post Nathanial, what a great way to relax and you could still do a little bit of work too! The great thing is that anyone with an online business can potentially achieve what you are doing, it's up to us!

Enjoy your day and thank you for the inspiration.

Roy
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CandP Premium
Love it! Colette is from the Bay Area and we know the coast so well there. It is absolutely breathtaking.
So glad you got a chance to get away.
We can all achieve our dreams with the advice and help of members like you, WA training, good old-fashioned hard work, and perseverance.
Note: Boats are very costly to keep running. We have worked on lots of them in the diving industry.
Thanks for sharing your lovely day!
Colette and Philip
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nathaniell Premium
I met a commercial diver on this trip. He seemed happy doing the work he does, and the boat owners need his skills, and will pay for it.
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CandP Premium
I (Colette) lived with a commercial diver for many years. It is very lucrative but demanding physically, too. Long term very hard on the body.
We are PADI Scuba Instructors and worked for 14 years full time in the industry, in the Caribbean, Central America, and the Pacific.
Pay not so good but the job was awesome. Still dive frequently down here.
WA is so great for us as we love working online now and very little physical work involved. So many ideas. We are loving every minute.
Life is good!
C & P
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Tirolith Premium
Our Time is our life and we have very little choice of how long we are going to be here.
Treat it with respect and do not wast it.
Your life is your asset so work it for all to appreciate it.
Thank you for your Time,
Tom.
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading!
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JohnnyMark1 Premium
Very cool!
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Tdick1 Premium
Hello Big Brother- Sounds like an awesome trip. It is so beautiful on the water.Thanks for sharing
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks for reading!
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Hollshope Premium
How amazing to be on the ocean. You hit the nail on the head about the cost of boats. They're expensive to buy and pricey to maintain. They sure are a lot of fun though.

Money is totally a means to an end. For me it's freedom!
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Good luck working towards your freedom!
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ElmaF1 Premium
That's an adventure beautiful indeed, I saw myself on one last week and I noticed that my potentials are reachable for me, no doubt my vision are a real.
Enjoy Nathaniell
Elma
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nathaniell Premium
Your potential is definitely reachable Elma with the tools available here in Wealthy Affiliate! :)
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kevinnhan Premium
thanks for sharing and encouragement
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Loes Premium
A special song for you:)
https://youtu.be/XdD3Qy5U2t0
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks Loes!
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heljam404A Premium
Even though I owned a beautiful boat I hardly ever used it. There was always something more important at work that had to be done!
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nathaniell Premium
I hear that's a big issue too. Boats are expensive, and then you feel pressure to use them all the time to make it worth your while.
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RD40 Premium
Doing what you want when you want is the goal for sure! I was also thinking about buying a boat someday, but after listening to you, I wonder if it really is something I should do myself. Maybe when my income is so ridiculous, the thought of having a boat won't be that big of a deal. Awesome post Nate!
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nathaniell Premium
Charter a boat a couple times, and see if you like it. Many boat owners say chartering is much better for casual boat fun. Ownership is a big time and money investment and it doesn't stop!
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merlynmac Premium
Right on man! My end goal (we're talking retirement) is a place up in Alaska for the summer and a catamaran in the tropics for the winter.

I love to sail. It's second only to SCUA diving for me. Where did you guys sail from and to? Were you just a guest or did you work as "crew" for your friend? What do you think of sailing?

It's the things like this that have me here at WA.
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nathaniell Premium
We just did a short trip near Avila Beach/Pismo. Nothing too crazy. Had to be back the third day and drive four hours home LOL.

I was guest AND crew. I really want to become a great sailer.
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merlynmac Premium
Cool. I'm up in the Sacramento area but sail out of the San Francisco Bay a lot. I know it's a little far but if you're really interested in learning to sail, check out Santa Barbara Sailing. I got my 103 from them and had a great time.
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