Time is Your Most Important Asset; How Do You Love to Invest Yours?

Time is Your Most Important Asset; How Do You Love to Invest Yours? Early in life, others dictate how we live our passions and spend our time.

As a child, we are drawn to many different interests.   Some of our interests are self-directed; however, our parents, family, or friends encourage many of us to live out their interests and activities.

We learn that these interests cost money, so we rely on our parents or grandparents to fund these activities.

As we move into adulthood, we take on the financial responsibility of paying for our passions.

Making a Living Robs Us of Many of Our Passions Until Later in Life

Unless you are the few who can turn your passion into a way of funding your life, most of us end up in a career to earn a living. Your job offers you a small amount of time for paid vacation, four percent to eight percent. The rest of your time is for paid work, ninety-two to ninety-six percent.

We are so busy earning money we don’t take the time to take control of these funds. We let others invest our hard-earned cash. With most of our time working, is it a wonder you don’t want to give personal time to learn to invest? In addition, we wonder why our financial returns are often not as good as we had hoped.

We must wait until later in life to be financially able to live one or some of our passions.

The positive news is that we have longer life expectancies and more time to live our passions.

Extra Time to Plan Your Passion

The recent pandemic has taken away the morning and evening commute from our workdays. Many of us have created side hustles with this time.

Through their vaccine rollout, the United States and the United Kingdom managed the pandemic in several areas globally. These areas received their first shots in their citizens’ arms and, above all, the second shots.

The rest of the world is playing catch up, and in some countries like India, the situation has gotten worse than in 2020.

As a global person, we are still far from yesterday’s normal, pre-pandemic.


Continue to use the time you have been given to avoid commuting to and from work and start negotiating a hybrid work model with your employer. I don’t think your employer will continue to be as generous with your work schedule.

As we wrestle this pandemic to the ground, please be clear now on how you would like to mix commuting to work and working from home and working from home with your employer.

There are no more hours in the day; don’t give up the ones you have used for your side hustle.

Use the time this crazy pandemic has given you to invest in your life passions.

Getting Your Passions to Pay – Living Your Passions

In my book, 31 Days to Purchasing and Renting Your First Investment Real Estate Property, written during the height of the pandemic. (now on Amazon for pre-order, release date August 19, 2021) I mention we live in a busy world.

Over the last ten years, I have relied on our investment real estate to live out my passions on my bucket list, including running seven 1/2 marathons in one year. I became a Running Rock Legend, travelling primarily to the continental United States (seven states) to complete the task.

I also had a passion for writing a book. If you have been following my latest blog posts, you know my dream of publishing and marketing a book is close at hand.

This weekend, Amazon confirmed that my book is available for pre-order at the Kindle Store and that my author page is ready to view.

Attached is my Amazon Author’s Page:


The Expectation of Time Served: A Return on Investment

The Challenge

Having a book for pre-order at the Kindle Store and having an Amazon Author’s Page goes beyond my wildest dream.

Have you got a book to unlock from the library of your mind?

Would I like a financial return on my time in writing this book?

It all comes down to providing value in no-nonsense, easy-to-read and easy-to-take action on the book’s content. These attributes will be my ultimate judge.

Please take a moment to pre-order my book if you are curious or believe investment real estate is one method to helping you live out one or more of your life’s passions. 

From my experience, turning my side hustle into living out my passions is very rewarding.

Change Possible

Writing the book is the catalyst for growing my expertise and passion and realizing that the successful change from words on a page to an author is possible.

You are not alone; know I have failed too, and change is possible.

It’s your turn. Much Success!


About the author, W. Rick

Dynamic entrepreneur and sales management strategist; with over 20 years of experience in his field. Rick has achieved multimillion-dollar sales growth while providing award-winning sales leadership and coaching in highly competitive markets.

An active real estate investor since 2002, Rick has developed his purchasing strategies and processes specializing in vacation and recreational properties, single-family homes and condo rentals.

In 2005, Rick re-financed his first rental property to fund the purchase of more positive cash flowing rental properties.

Rick sits on the Board of Directors for several condominium associations and is an active President and Treasurer. Sitting on these boards has given him a wealth of experience and insight into working with property management companies.

Rick has partnered with several joint venture associates and is committed to creating a positive investing experience for his associates by finding the properties, developing the investment, securing the financing and executing a proven positive cash flow system.

Why should you choose Rick as your Online Vault to Investment Real Estate Success Advisor?

An outstanding mentor and coach, Rick will work with you to build your investment real estate business starting from the foundation. From guiding you through the market research and critical drivers, building your team of trades, realtors, and lenders to attracting the investment real estate properties right for your portfolio and the joint venture partners to help you grow.

Through direction and training, Rick will help you develop your investment real estate goals and be a catalyst for you to purchase your first investment real estate property so you can build a strong financial foundation unlocking sustainable wealth and a living legacy for you and many generations to come.

Thank you for taking the only asset that gives us so much through life, but we can never get back our time.

Please join Rick on living his mantra:

” Prosperity for all aspects of your life forever.” W. Rick Harris

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