If your life sucks, this might be why -
Are you getting caught up in stupid details and missing the big picture?
Yesterday, I wrote What’s your time worth? “Can you keep the change and I can leave?”
What's the point of that post?
You can often trade off a small amount of money to get out of short annoying situations.
I mentioned coffee as an example, but I don't think I've actually done it in a coffeehouse since I don't buy coffee to go. I have done it in 7-11, at bakeries, and similar places where there are staff who are doing things like cleaning who don't speed the line up at all, who are generally very happy to help a patron of the place leave faster and get cash at the same time.
Inevitably, some small-minded clowns are like, "No booo you can't do that!" They say "Go buy an espresso machine!"
Dude, we're not talking about coffee. We're talking about the fact that you can use a little creativity and a small amount of money to get out of bad situations and put your time to better use.
I've got more projects going on than anyone could possibly handle, and somehow, they're all happening. What's the least critical? The one where I've got the least promises made? It's the orphanage I'm building in Ulaanbaatar.
My architect is a bit of a flake (when you read this, you're brilliant but you're totally a flake, c'mon now we all know this; PS cut it out please) and I don't chase her down enough to keep things moving fast. Getting stuck in traffic, in stupid arguments, or in line all screw that up.
So I pay a few bucks to avoid it, and can spend more time on business, on reading, on writing, on building up the world, on building an orphanage, whatever.
It has nothing to do with coffee.
And this post? "Coffee's got nothing to do with it"? The big point has nothing to do with yesterday's post.