There are many people you can hire to make your life a little easier. These people have successful businesses because people operate on the assumption that they just don’t have enough time to do certain tasks. The truth is, you don’t need to hire these people because you do have enough time to take care of the tasks they would take care of for you. In fact, most of the time hiring these people simply constitutes laziness on your part.
So who are some common people we hire and waste our money on that we could actually live without? Here are 4 people you should never hire.
4 People You Should Never Hire
With an overabundance of websites and videos on how to train your dog (most of which you can walk/visit for free), there are very few reasons you should hire someone to help you train your dog. Most dogs by nature want to please and most dogs respond to verbal praise/treats, so by simply checking out some websites on how to train your dog and watching a few videos, it tends to be very simple to train your dog. If you have an extremely problematic dog, then by all means get a trainer to help you train your dog but if your dog is like most and wants to please, take the time to train him or her yourself and save yourself some money.
Unless you have a huge mansion with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a monstrous living room, a grand dining room, and an enormous kitchen, chances are you don’t need a housekeeper. Between you and the rest of the people living in your house, if you all spend thirty minutes to one hour each week cleaning, your house will be in great shape and your wallet will be full. Saying that you don’t have enough time is nonsense, everyone can find one hour in their 168 hour week (or 52 hour week if you work 60 hours a week and spend 8 hours each night sleeping). So bypass the housekeeper and clean your house yourself.
Again, unless you have acres upon acres of land to take care of or a huge lawn that you could not possible mow by yourself, there is no reason why you can’t spend one hour each week pulling weeds, mowing your lawn, and watering your plants if you don’t have sprinklers. If you are worried about your lack of a green thumb, make sure your yard has lots of hardy plants that don’t need much attention. Save your money, take care of your own garden.
Yes, I’m sure having a personal assistant is nice and makes life much easier. They can manage your schedule for you, shop for you, and take care of whatever else you need taken care of for you. But let’s be serious, are you not capable of taking care of those things on your own? As I said earlier, I’m sure you can find 1 hour each week to spend on grocery shopping or 2 hours each week to manage your schedule (after all, if you work a 60 hour work week/sleep 8 hours a night, you still have 52 hours left to assist yourself). So don’t hire a personal assistant. Your bank account will thank you.
I realize that not hiring these people means you may have to spend some time doing tasks that you may not really want to do. But believe me, once you start seeing the money in your bank account grow rather than diminish, you will be more than happy to take on the tasks on your own.
Have any other people you should never hire not listed here? Share them in the comment section!
About the Author: Ashley Jacobs is an editor and contributor for GreenSherpa’s blog, Cash Flow Sherpas. She is a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara and will be graduating in June with a degree in communication and a minor in education and applied psychology. You can receive free daily updates by subscribing to the Green Sherpa RSS FEED.