The ultimate insanity is to sell your soul Monday through Friday for the paycheck of Saturday and Sunday.
Yes, give me $5 today and in return I’ll give you $2 back tomorrow. 5-for-2. No?
How about five loaves of bread today and in return, I’ll give you two back tomorrow. No again?
Why? This is a smoking deal!
Hopefully you recognize that five of anything in exchange for two is a bad return.
The 5-for-2 return on investment is a negative 60%. If you make consistent negative 60% return on investments, you’d go bankrupt quick.
What logical person would accept such a horrific deal?
Most likely, you already do.
When you accept the Slowlane road-map as your strategy, you accept 5-for-2.
You give five days of work servitude in exchange for two days of weekend freedom.
Yes, Monday through Friday is prostituted for Saturday and Sunday.
While people easily recognize and reject a negative 60% return on their money, they do it willingly with their time.
If you have children you have to question this normality.
Kids grow on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I’ve heard they grow on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays too. Yes, they don’t wait for the weekend to grow up.
When little Miranda speaks her first word, walks her first walk, dances the first dance, she doesn’t care if you’re in Houston for the quarterly manager’s meeting. Kids and relationships don’t wait for the weekend to grow, and while you’re out trading 5-for-2, guess what–the kids get older and so do you.
People who are bankrupt with time see their freedom, their families and their relationships disintegrate.
Time is mismanaged because the Slowlane is predicated on time.
Five days of servitude for two days of freedom is not a good trade unless you trade time into a system that can give you a better return on your time. Instead of 5-for-2 for life, how about a 5-for-2 trade that has the potential to blossom into a better ratio? Like 1-for-2 or 3-for-10? Would you make a 5-for-2 trade knowing that it could transform into a 1-for-10?
Would that be a something to invest in?