When all is said and done, time is fundamentally the most valuable, if fleeting, asset on the balance sheet of life. You may be fortunate to have attained the means by which to have a house in the hills, to send the kids to an Ivy League college and to travel first class to any destination in the world. But no matter how successful or wealthy you might be, nothing can slow the hands of the clock. And while your legacy may endure for generations, the fruits of life can be enjoyed for only a limited amount of time.
As valuable as time may be, many people of means fail to manage the elusive commodity with the same ingenuity and passion as they do an investment portfolio, a collection of real estate, or a catalogue of music. In the words of William Penn: Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. That is why the successful movie director earning a seven-figure salary spends hours tracking residuals, paying bills, and budgeting expenses. Or why a brilliant academic struggles to balance her checkbook instead of researching her next textbook. It’s why at midnight on April 13th, the CFO of a multi-million dollar company is frantically gathering and organizing the W-2s and 1099s to deliver to his tax accountant. These examples illustrate a fundamental resistance to properly value and manage time.
We all strive to best allocate the seconds, minutes and hours of life to higher priorities. The algebra balances the tradeoff between money and time. Those with limited resources have limited options. Success and financial security brings the wherewithal to reallocate time from mundane day-to-day tasks to activities that are more productive, meaningful, and enjoyable. The cadre of time savers includes housekeepers, gardeners, personal assistants, nannies, chauffeurs, and, alas, business managers. If a Business Manager can take over responsibilities that would otherwise consume five hours of time per week, then five hours of time is available for more rewarding pursuits. Or, to play with the mathematics, an additional two weeks per year is liberated or the equivalent of nearly two years over the course of a lifetime. The savings in time is not immaterial
A Business Manager will not only free up a client’s time but enhance their quality of life by bringing peace of mind. No more waking up in the middle of the night in a panic of “Did I pay the life insurance premium?” No more anxiety about whether your CPA has all of the documents needed to prepare an accurate tax return. No last minute scramble to renew a driver’s license or passport. The goal is to eliminate a preoccupation with the day-to-day details of managing one’s financial affairs and the stress and anxiety that accompanies that job. When all is said and done, we give you more of that precious resource—time—so that you can turn your focus to what really matters in life: family, friends, career, and creative pursuits.