Time, the most valuable luxury
Luxury is one of those words that conjures up a variety of beliefs and images all tied into our emotional response and experience. A common belief is that an item or service offering a luxury tag automatically means very expensive or out of reach.
The definition below doesn't mention cost, instead, it's going back to the feeling of comfort, making things easy yet not necessary.
1 : a condition of abundance or great ease and comfort: sumptuous environment
• lived in luxury
2 a : something adding to pleasure or comfort but not absolutely necessary
• one of life's luxuries
b: an indulgence in something that provides pleasure, satisfaction, or ease
• had the luxury of rejecting a handful of job offers
• —Terri Minsky
Maybe the biggest luxury is time, time to do things for pleasure and personal growth. Time to spend with the people that matter most and time to enjoy life and reward our handwork.
Are we losing the amount of hours in a day?
Based on the number of people complain about a lack of time and the popularity of businesses offering time saving solutions, it would seem our 24 hour day has been reduced.
How much money do we spend to save time? We buy convenience and time when we eat out, shop online, and have groceries and food delivered. We pay someone to clean our houses, wash our cars and take care of our lawn are a few of the common things we pay for in hopes of gaining time.
What about the gadgets we use and buy to help manage time? Society is in a state of being overwhelmed, overworked, overscheduled yet we buy more tools to help organize our lives and makes more productive than ever before.
We have a Time Deficit crises going on and it impacts us all regardless of age, demographic or region. If we aren’t suffering from a lack of time personally, someone we know and care about is and we suffer from lack of connecting to them.
What if you saw the ad below online?
Brand new service available for vacationers, providing free time, up to a week or more a year in extra time to do what matters most.
What would you do with an extra 10 or 20 hours or more of free time?
Buying time is now possible with new service geared towards travelers. On average a simple vacation earns 4 - 6 hours of free time per vacation but can exceed 10 hours for more complicated travel with more than one component.
Additional benefits include but not limited to:
1-Elimination of time wasted on organizing, information gathering and navigating through a company’s infrastructure.
2-Elimination of time spent feeling overwhelmed, confused and frustrated
Cost for this basic service is free with options to upgrade or add premium features for a low cost.
New invention or one we believe is outdated?
Just because you can research and book travel online doesn't mean it's a newer more improved way to plan your vacation. The statistics, based on one Expedia report, show an average of 20-38 sites a person looks at when they are planning travel. How much time does that take?
A 2014 article in Business Insider reported on a survey showing 28% of the 1000 surveyed spent more planning vacations than retirement and that number has probably increase by now, 2018.
If spending time researching and planning is something you enjoy than there isn't anything wrong with doing it. If spending time online researching is to save money, what price are you paying with time and how much do you save, if you save at all?
Finding someone you trust and has the experience and expertise to plan the best travel experience and save you money is the service in the ad above and what Concierge and VIP Travel does.
See our real life examples of vacations we planned and some that were failures and decide what value you place on time and experience.