88 - Pay others to do chores . . . free up your time to focus on things you love

Reason for this Goal:  Chores by definition are things you do that you don't like doing.  As you work to develop and improve your lifestyle, what if you could pay someone to do your chores and all the things that you don’t like doing.  

Consider the value of your time as you grow you career and aspire to the point that you pay people to do the work you don’t enjoy.  This will give you more time to do the things you love, and to focus on your life goals. 

Top Chores to pay someone else to do!

Examples of chores that you should aspire to paying others to do, as part of your lifestyle plan:

  1. Cleaning your house or residence
  2. House maintenance such as fixing your plumbing or leaky faucets 
  3. Maintaining your yard (grass cutting and landscaping)
  4. Cleaning your exterior windows, eavestroughs, and siding
  5. Building a deck or a fence
  6. Cleaning your automobile (detailing)
  7. Doing your taxes
  8. Doing your handyman work around the house

Suggested Goal(s):    Hire a cleaner and handy man for your house.
Your Outrageous Goal:   Hire others to do all the things on your chores list. 

My wife and I performed all (or most) of these tasks ourselves for much of our life.  It’s only now that I’m well into my fifties that I’ve realized it’s okay to pay people to do these types of chores. 

For example, we’ve only in the past couple of years hired a professional cleaner to clean our own house on a regular schedule.   This has been a game changer for us and we wish we would have started this much earlier in life. 

We are paying professionals to do work (like building a deck) that I once would have done— which a professional will build better, and it will last longer.  The higher quality work that is performed by a professional will often produce superior work to that of your own.

I did my own taxes for many years and realized that hiring a professional was in my best interest to avoid mistakes I made previously.  This is another example where paying a professional in the long term can save you money, especially if you are running a business or have a side hustle like real estate investing. 

Working on high ladders to clean eaves troughs, or working on a roof, can be a dangerous task for the average homeowner, yet many attempt this work themselves. I personally know someone who fell off of a ladder while working on a roof and it severely impacted his health and life.

Pay someone to do your chores who does them for a living, as part of your lifestyle plan. In the long run, you'll be glad you did.   

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Last updated: November 12, 2019