Many precision machining shop owners think that they sell parts. The savvy shop owners know that what they sell is the time on their machines.

Time is money.

Horglass Hundred dollar bill dragon hourglass
As sands through the hourglass, time is money.

Since time is money, three possible verbs come to mind regarding how we utilize it:

  • Spend Time.
  • Waste Time.
  • Invest Time.

Three different words. All applicable to our relationship with “time.”

What is your relationship with time?

Baby Boomer footnote: It’s no coincidence that Time and Money were on the same Pink Floyd Album.

Machinists and Techies Footnote: LongNow