This year I would like an additional 15 hours a month. I certainly think it’s a reasonable ask, since if you would just give me an extra 1/2 hour a day, I could really do a lot more for mankind.
First off, I’d write on this blog more often, and while that doesn’t seem like it’s really going to benefit society that much, follow me on this. If I write more, more people will continue to read. And if more people read this, I’ll feel better when I look at the traffic numbers. And if I feel better after looking at the traffic numbers, I’ll be less grouchy at the end of the week. And if I’m less grouchy, I’ll be able to spread that joy to all your loyal subjects, or customers, or whatever you call them.
Now before you say no, hear me out. Because I don’t need all 15 hours to write. So, I’ll make you a deal. Give me 5 to write, I’ll donate 5 to charitable causes, and give me 5 more to deal with work stuff – not the boring work stuff – but helping employees and clients to make sure they are all in a good mood too. So then, that 5 hours you give me would pay itself forward to a lot of people, and then they’d all be in a better mood too. It’s really a sound investment on your part.
This isn’t a whim, and I have the logistics all figured out. With the exception of one weekend in Las Vegas that really shouldn’t count, I have not been awake between 4:30 and 5:00am for a long time. So, all you need to do is let me repeat that 1/2 hour every day, which would then give me an extra 1/2 hour of sleep. So, instead of my normal bedtime, I’ll go to bed 1/2 hour later, since I know I’ll get it back. See, the plan’s simplicty is it’s greatest attribute.
So look, have one of your guys run the numbers on this, because I think you’ll see this is a win-win-win Xmas present. More content on the blog, more smiles from the author, more smiles from everyone 2 degrees away, plus a healthy benefit for a charity (you can even choose the charity.) It sure beats a BB Gun. Let me know what you think.