Some elderly and other disabled people were having difficulty in accessing the only source of water for the villagers. Two young muscular men, volunteered to supply water for their daily use. Soon they turned it as a gig to earn some money based on the number of buckets of water they supply.
The more customers you serve, the more you earn was the motto for these newbies. Venkat used to supply almost 50 buckets in a single day. Whereas, Prasad limited it to only 20 buckets to his small group of customers during early hours of the day. Post noon, he used to spend his time on building a pipeline from pond to the village covering about 2 miles.
Venkat never understood what Prasad was up to. Often, ridiculed him for wasting his time and money for building pipeline instead of serving his customers by supplying more and more water like him.
In 3 months the pipeline and a pump station were made and ready for water supply right in the village through a tap. Mr.Prasad announced that the villagers can come and collect water by themselves by paying less. Also, other options of payment for different volumes of water and in different modes of delivery. Within a week, his customer base rose from 20 to 200 and other villagers were contacting him to have similar modes of water supply.
If a person spends first then think of investment, most likely he ends up saving nothing. Whereas, if a person invests first then spends with the rest, it will create a fortune over a period of time.
Couple of years ago, I was having difficulty in managing my time. When I spoke with my coach, I was asked to make some tweaks on my time slots. After observing my time slots for a period of one week, the time tweaking helped me to save almost 40 minutes of travel time, prioritizing my priorities and a proper sleep time.
What happened to Venkat?
Are you paying yourself first?
Do you monitor your time slots?