Monday Motivation | Time is Money

Monday Motivation | Time is Money

Considering the fact that we will enter the last month of 2016 this week, I think it’s safe to say that time has flown at a scary rate this year. While I’m preparing for everything I plan to conquer in 2017, it’s only right that I look back and dissect what I’ve done the past 11 months. I randomly began this blog in January. I say randomly because I had no plan. I wrote a post and pressed “publish” without considering what I would say or do next and now, here we are. I wouldn’t necessarily advise you to go that route, but had I waited until I felt 100% ready you wouldn’t be reading this right now. Since then, I’ve connected with so many amazing young women who enjoy reading and interacting on this platform, grown my audience, found a few ways make money off of content and have come up with 100 more ways to bring all of you some more value in the upcoming months.

With all that I’ve done thus far, a little part of me feels like it’s not enough and it could’ve been more. I’ve only scratched the surface of what I plan to do and looking back all I can think about is how I should’ve started sooner and the time I didn’t take advantage of this year. When you begin something that you want to grow, you’re constantly having to think of what will be next. Standing still has no benefits in the game of progress, but keep in mind that just because you’re moving doesn’t mean you’re going anywhere. How many years have passed you by where you were so busy but accomplished nothing? You were waking up early and working 40+ hours a week every single day only to rest on the weekends because you felt you deserved to. You were going to class and working part-time to cover what financial aid didn’t. You felt productive but never got around to losing that 10 pounds you wanted, or starting that non-profit you’re passionate about, or typing the first chapter of the book you’ve had on hold. So many of us make the mistake of enjoying what I call the hamster in a wheel feeling; you’re going and going, so we mistake the movement for improvement. When in reality, you’re running in place. The same place you were this time last year.

If the idea of wasting your money makes you uncomfortable, why are you so comfortable wasting your time?

Time is money, it’s just as valuable of a resource as cash. Why aren’t you doing more with the time you’ve got? The time we spend on our desires is currency and success is accumulated in your savings account. How much time are you putting aside to dedicate to what you want to see grow? When you get a little bit of extra time, are you putting it up or are you blowing it? There’s no such thing as not having time. I’ve found first hand that the time will have to be made. Whether it’s made at 5:30 am before work, or 1 am when you should be asleep, or on a Saturday evening while your friends are out – it’s available to you if you decide to use it. You wouldn’t nonchalantly ball up a $100 bill and throw it out of the window, treat your time the same way. Don’t throw it away by wasting it on laziness, on people who don’t deserve it, on worries that won’t hold any weight next month. Invest in yourself and make sure your times being well spent.


  1. Baylis
    November 28, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Well said! Keep up the good work. Your vision of the way things should be is right on target. It will be fascinating to see your dreams evolve and expand due to the ingenuity and energy you expend to reach your goals. You are an excellent motivator as well as an enlightened innovator.

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Thank you so much Baylis! You’re always so kind! <3

  2. Jessica
    November 28, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    I love this post. So many people say “I don’t have time for that,” when what they really mean is “I won’t make time for that.” But as the saying goes, “Life is what you make it!” Thanks Courtney!

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you for reading Jessica! I’m glad you enjoyed it! <3

  3. Cassidy Edwards
    November 28, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    There is a quote that speaks about people waiting and waiting for something, anything… when in actuality we have all the keys inside to progress. We just have to walk through the open door in front of us. 2016 was definitely a year of reflection for me. It was enlightening, and gave me some great reflection into who I can push to become. Wasting no time in 2017. I can sleep when I’m gone (Jeezy taught me so you know it’s real). 😉

    The Bwerd has been AWESOME to readers. You have shown progression through the months bringing the FIYA within each post. Even though you exude confidence, you have also given your readers a softer, personal look into who Courtney is which is special for your audience.

    Keep shinin’ girl!!!
    -avid reader

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Cassidy, it’s so funny you said I’ve shown progression because today I was scrolling back through my photos and looking like “grosssss”. Even the quality has gotten better. I want to deleted everything up until like 6 months ago and just go from there! Haha, but I plan to continue to get better. I know you’re coming with me 😉

  4. November 29, 2016 / 2:24 am

    England Prince Charles get marriage done at the age of 63 have 2 kids, what do you say, Time is money or time waits for those who worked according to the time.

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      Hopefully he used his time wisely before he found his wife 😉

  5. Melissa Fleury
    November 29, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Wow. Definitely helped put things into perspective for me. Thank you!

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      I’m glad I could help you Melissa!

  6. Jasminne
    November 29, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    Loved this post. Definitely needed the motivation. I constantly think about what I could do better with my blog. How I can engage my readers. Good read.

    • Courtney
      November 30, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      You and I are in the same space, always wanting to get better. I try not to be too hard on myself and understand that everything is a process, nothing’s overnight. Keep at it baby doll. It only gets better, never worse.

  7. December 6, 2016 / 11:55 am

    Well spoken! I really enjoyed reading. More gems that are definitely helping me on my journey. Thank you courtney.

    • Courtney
      December 8, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      I’m so happy to hear that. If there’s anything else I can help you with don’t hesitate to let me know Lauren.