American entrepreneur, Jim Rohn (1930-2009), once wrote, “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” 

I would add, people are also more valuable than money.

I know many leaders who are obsessed with money. They talk about it, fret about it, and think about it, even more than they think about people. When money becomes a leader’s focus they compromise on how they use their time. The most important relationships are neglected. Recitals, bedtime stories, and date nights fall by the wayside. Teams become a means of production rather than a group of individuals with meaningful stories.

Like money, time can be spent on people. The difference is, money can only buy and build temporary stuff. Time can be used to build relationships, create community, and serve those in need. The biggest factor that separates the performance of one leader from another is their use of time and their focus on relationships

Today I encourage you to remember that time is more valuable than money, and people are more valuable than both.

Your family and your team need you more than they need what you can buy them or pay them. Focus on using your time effectively, investing in those around you, and you will be a better leader.

Leadership Begins at Home, 


Are there times when you are tempted to see money as more valuable than time?

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