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The Dream

Return On Time: Why No Income Is Passive

No Income Is Passive

He said: work less on things you don’t like, so you have more time to work on things you enjoy.

What people chose to hear was: work 4 hours a week, whether you like them or not, then live a dream life on the beach.

A Job Below Minimum Wage

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My return on time.

What’s Return On Time?

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Maximizing your ROI in the short term comes at the expense of missing out on such rare, but much higher return opportunities.

High-ROT vs. Low-ROT

The blog posts I’ve written in 2016 are still paying me today. Since it remains on the web indefinitely, it pays me back longer than that hour at Footlocker.

An Hourly Paid Job

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Their lifetime reward of an hour of work will always remain the same.

A Progressively Paid Job

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While your ROT does increase here, it will inevitably be capped, because whoever designed the system doesn’t want to go broke.

A Management Job

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As a high-level executive at a prestigious law firm, you might make $250,000/year, but if you work 60 hrs/week for it, you still end up at $87/hr — and no hour will ever pay you more than that.

No Job

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Besides these top 1% of jobs, there really is only one thing left, and that’s starting your own.

But…

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Is taking a short-term loss for a high long-term ROT worth it?

What Are Some High ROT Activities?

Investing in…

Startups

Art

E-commerce

E-sports

How long will this hour pay me back?

The Best Projects Are…

In the end, the best projects are those, where you can afford to not give a damn about ROT, ROI, or any numbers at all.

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