Friday, July 20, 2007

How Much TV do You Watch?

Recently I started looking at my "off time" and what I do with it. It was interesting, as I have a home office. Someday I will share what I found, but we are still in the midst of working out plans. This article is a serious look at how we have allowed an entertainment medium take control of us instead of us in control of them.

I will say that after interviewing a few entrepreneurs who have created great success, the below information is not unknown to them.
How Dumping TV Allowed Me to Quit My Job, Create an Online Business and Fund My Retirement Account - SavingAdvice.com Blog: "If you want to know why you don’t have enough money, the first question to ask yourself is how much time do you spend watching TV? It’s probably a lot more than you ever realised. While most people focus on the cost of cable when they think of the price of watching TV, I would argue that a far more costly aspect is the opportunity cost — the things you could be doing during the time that you’re actually watching TV."

2 comments:

saving advice said...

Thanks for the mention. I simply found that I had a lot more time than I ever realized and had I not reduced my TV, I would have never been able to do the things that I did. The main point is to at least look at your habits and evaluate - you'll likely be quite surprised.

Don Giannatti said...

I have started two new sites this month. One of them is actually making money!!! And I only work on them during the evening after the kids go to bed and my wife is reading... that was usually my TV Veg time. Now, I only watch the shows that I want, and limit it to no reruns... ha ha ha... 'cept Scrubs... that makes me laugh.