Treat Your Time Like A Rich Person

I got pissed off one week. 😡

I’m talking becoming visibly angry…copywriting

Which rarely happens…

So let me go ahead and share the context:

I have a 3-year lease on my Porsche Panamera 4s…copywriting

And I’m now in the final year of the lease…

So a few months back, I started getting emails from one of the guys at the dealership inviting me to come to swap out my lease.

In other words, they said I could return my Porsche early, and exchange it for a new one.

This is pretty common with dealerships…

And in my case, I realized taking advantage of this lease swap could actually work out pretty well in my favor. 👌

copywritingHere’s why: 

The dealership told me I’d be able to swap my lease for any Porsche…

It didn’t have to be the same model I currently had or a more expensive one.

The timing on this was really good…

Because the 3-year lease on our “family car,” which is a Jeep Grand Cherokee expires December 1st…

And we wanted to get a new family car when the lease expires.

So I did the math and realized:

The Jeep Lease = $600 a month

My Panamera Lease = $2,400 per month…

But the lease for an SUV like the Macan S or even a Cayenne would have cost me between $800 and $1,000 per month…

So by the lease ending on our Jeep + swapping my Panamera for a Macan…

I could save roughly $2k per month…

Which is pretty nifty.

And hence why I was down to go visit the dealership…

Which I did on Tuesday of last week.

Now before visiting the dealership…

copywritingMy assistant Julia had been in contact with one of the reps there…

And he was sending her specific cars we might be interested in viewing…

One of which was a Cayenne S and the other was a Macan S.

So we got to the dealership on Tuesday and took the Cayenne S for a test drive…

But then when it was time to test drive the Macan S, the guy went to the back and then returned empty-handed.

“Oh, it’s actually not ready yet. It’ll probably be ready tomorrow for you to drive.”

So that was really annoying…

Since it meant an extra trip to the dealership and more of my time.

Still though, I was willing to forgive the guy for this singular transgression…

Since, after all, we were going to be saving some serious money.

And when we returned to the dealership on Wednesday afternoon, things started out “ok.”

The representative had the Macan detailed and ready for us to drive…

And so Laura and I took it out for a spin.

When we got back though, I still wasn’t 100% sure if I wanted to trade in my Panamera or not…

But I told the guy to at least pull the numbers on the new lease for me, so I could look at the exact savings I’d be enjoying…

And then while he was doing that…

Of course, Laura and I started looking at this Cayenne GTS Coupe, which cost MORE than my Panamera did (LOL)…

But it was really sick, so I was starting to talk myself into just leasing that instead…

And I even asked our rep to grab the keys so I could take it on a test drive.

Well, the rep disappears for a minute…

But when he comes back, he’s with his manager.

And the manager drops a bombshell on me:

“Oh yeah, when I emailed you, you had 12 months on your lease, so I was able to let you swap it. But for Porsche’s October Program, now you’ll have to wait until 6 months left before you can swap your lease. What we can do is just roll up the final year of your Panamera lease into a new lease!”

copywritingWhen he said this, I f***ing lost it.

I could feel my heart rate increase and my face got flush…

And I basically said:

“The first time we came here, you guys said we’d be able to drive both cars. But one wasn’t ready so we had to come back. So we came back today, and I just test drove another car. And was about to drive a third, and NOW you’re telling us about this? You just wasted my time TWICE. Several hours, and my time is way to -expletive- valuable for this -expletive-. I’m just going to lease a Bentayga in a year. Come on Laura, let’s -expletive go. I’ll see you in 11 months when I’m returning my Panamera and no longer drive any -expletive- Porsches.”

Now I didn’t cuss directly at the guy because I’m not an a-hole, but yeah I was cussing…

And with that, we stormed out the door.

So, why am I sharing all of this with you?

Trust me, I know some folks are going to read this and go, “Rich people problems!”…

And that’s exactly right!

This is indeed a rich person problem…

But, the reason I think it’s worth sharing…

Is because having now reflected on this experience for nearly a week…

I’m actually super happy that I got so pissed at these clowns at the dealership for wasting my time.

Why?

It shows that I really value my time a tremendous amount.

Total, this whole experience at the dealership probably took about 3.5 hours of my time…

But guess what, that’s a freaking ETERNITY in my world.

copywritingIn 3.5 hours I could have knocked out one of the stages of RMBC for a letter I’m writing…

I could create content for my personal brand that leads to 6 figures or more in revenue…

I could be building communities, engaging, and mentoring…

Or I could be spending quality time with my incredible daughter – time that I’ll never get back because she’ll only be in this adorable toddler stage for a little while longer.

So the cardinal sin the guys at the dealership made…

Was to not value my time.

In fact, they wasted it…

And that’s unforgivable because wasted time is the one asset we can never get back.

Hell, steal $3,000 from me and I’ll be mad, but I’ll get over it in 30 seconds…

But steal 3 hours of my time, and I’m still fuming about it a week later.

So when it comes to you…

My advice is to treat your time like a rich person too…

Regardless if you are rich…

Or you’re broke AF right now, but you’re working on it.

You’ll find that the more you guard your time…the more strategic you are with it…the better you utilize it…

The more rapidly you’ll tend to succeed in whatever venture it is your pursuing.

It’s not an absolute, immutable law of the universe…

But it’s pretty damn close…

So yeah, treat your time like a rich person…

And you’ll probably be surprised by how quickly your financial circumstances improve.

– SPG

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