Three primary resources

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Each of us have three primary resources - time, money, and energy. Developing those in a balanced way is key to an effective life.
As a leader, developing your organisation in a balanced way is key to an effective orgnisiation.

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Three primary resources

  1. 1. © ashtonfourie.com 2012
  2. 2. Each of us have three primary resources.
  3. 3. Each of us have three primary resources.One of them is given in exact equal measure toevery person every day – and yet we don’t allseem to ever have the same amount
  4. 4. Each of us have three primary resources.One of them is given in exact equal measure toevery person every day – and yet we don’t allseem to ever have the same amountOne of them is given to every person in differentmeasures – and we have some influence on howmuch of it we are given
  5. 5. Each of us have three primary resources.One of them is given in exact equal measure toevery person every day – and yet we don’t allseem to ever have the same amountOne of them is given to every person in differentmeasures – and we have some influence on howmuch of it we are given And one of them we have to make
  6. 6. The Three PrimaryResourcesare:
  7. 7. The Three PrimaryResourcesare:
  8. 8. The Three PrimaryResourcesare:
  9. 9. The Three PrimaryResourcesare:
  10. 10. The Three PrimaryResourcesare:
  11. 11. The Three PrimaryResourcesare:
  12. 12. The Three PrimaryResourcesare: Money
  13. 13. The surface of this triangle represents your life. It could represent the lifestyle you have, your quality of life, or the impact you have on your society – whatever is important to you Money
  14. 14. The surface of this triangle represents your life. It could represent the lifestyle you have, your quality of life, or the impact you have on your society – whatever is important to you Money
  15. 15. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativity Money
  16. 16. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativity Money
  17. 17. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativity Money
  18. 18. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativity Money
  19. 19. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativity Money
  20. 20. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativityMoney
  21. 21. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativityMoney
  22. 22. Our skills and creativity enable us to combine these three, to improve our lifestyle AppliedSkill andCreativityMoney
  23. 23. If you have enough of two of these, but lack one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity Applied to buildSkill andCreativity the 3rd. Money
  24. 24. E.g. you can use your moneyand energy to hire some If you have enough of twopeople of these, but lack one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity Applied to build Skill and Creativity the 3rd. Money
  25. 25. E.g. you can use your moneyand energy to hire some If you have enough of twopeople of these, but lack one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity Applied to build Skill and the 3rd. Creativity Money
  26. 26. E.g. you can use your money and energy to hire some If you have enough of two people of these, but lack one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity Applied to build Skill and the 3rd. Creativity MoneyAt first you will have a bit less money and energy, but now you arebetter positioned to systematically build again, applying your skill andcreativity to effectively combine energy, money and time.
  27. 27. If you have enough of two of these, but lack one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity to build Applied the 3rd. Skill and CreativityMoney
  28. 28. Or, if you are short onenergy, you can use your time If you have enough of twoand money to do somethinginvigorating – like of these, but lackskydiving, or buying a case of one, you can use thoseRed Bull – to boost yourenergy two, and apply your skill and creativity to build Applied the 3rd. Skill and Creativity Money
  29. 29. Or, if you are short onenergy, you can use your time If you have enough of twoand money to do somethinginvigorating – like of these, but lackskydiving, or buying a case of one, you can use thoseRed Bull – to boost yourenergy two, and apply your skill and creativity Applied Skill and to build Creativity the 3rd. Money
  30. 30. Or, if you are short on energy, you can use your time If you have enough of two and money to do something invigorating – like of these, but lack skydiving, or buying a case of one, you can use those Red Bull – to boost your energy two, and apply your skill and creativity Applied Skill and to build Creativity the 3rd. Money This might use up some of your available time and money, but it will bringthe balance back – enabling you once again to build and expand the surface of the triangle
  31. 31. If you have enough of two of these, but lack one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity to build AppliedSkill and the 3rd.CreativityMoney
  32. 32. Or, if you have time and energy,you can use your skill and If you have enough of twocreativity to come up with some of these, but lackplan, and then execute that planto begin to make some money one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity to build Applied Skill and the 3rd. Creativity Money
  33. 33. Or, if you have time andenergy, you can use your skill and If you have enough of twocreativity to come up with some of these, but lackplan, and then execute that planto begin to make some money one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity to build Applied Skill and the 3rd. Creativity Money
  34. 34. Or, if you have time and energy, you can use your skill and If you have enough of two creativity to come up with some of these, but lack plan, and then execute that plan to begin to make some money one, you can use those two, and apply your skill and creativity to build Applied Skill and the 3rd. Creativity MoneyThis might use up some of your available time and energy, but it will bring things back into balance, enable you to become more effective again.
  35. 35. You Live your Best Life WhenYou Carefully Hold These Three in Balance
  36. 36. You can apply this to your organisation Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  37. 37. You can apply this to your organisationThe applied skill andcreativity can relate to thatof you as a leader, or to theleadership team Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  38. 38. You can apply this to your organisationThe applied skill andcreativity can relate to thatof you as a leader, or to theleadership team The surface of the triangle represents the size and impact of your organisation or Applied team Skill and Creativity Money
  39. 39. You can apply this to your organisationThe applied skill andcreativity can relate to thatof you as a leader, or to theleadership team The surface of the triangle represents the size and impact of your organisation or Applied team Skill and Creativity Money
  40. 40. You can apply this to your organisationThe applied skill andcreativity can relate to thatof you as a leader, or to theleadership team The surface of the triangle represents the size and impact of your organisation or Applied team Skill and Creativity Money
  41. 41. You can apply this to your organisationThe applied skill andcreativity can relate to thatof you as a leader, or to theleadership team The surface of the triangle represents the size and impact of your organisation or Applied team Skill and Creativity Money
  42. 42. You can apply this to your organisationThe applied skill andcreativity can relate to thatof you as a leader, or to theleadership team The surface of the triangle represents the size and impact of your organisation or Applied team Skill and Creativity Money
  43. 43. A trap many of us fall into, is to focus on increasing only one ofthese, at the cost of the other two. Money
  44. 44. A trap many of us fall into, is to focus on increasing only one ofthese, at the cost of the other two.You may succeed in increasing that, butultimately, you quality of life will remainlimited. Money
  45. 45. A trap many of us fall into, is to focus on increasing only one ofthese, at the cost of the other two.You may succeed in increasing that, butultimately, you quality of life will remainlimited. A common one is working really hard to get lots of money, and not having the time or energy to really enjoy the benefit of that money. Money
  46. 46. A trap many of us fall into, is to focus on increasing only one ofthese, at the cost of the other two.You may succeed in increasing that, butultimately, you quality of life will remainlimited. Money
  47. 47. A trap many of us fall into, is to focus on increasing only one ofthese, at the cost of the other two.You may succeed in increasing that, butultimately, you quality of life will remainlimited. Or: You may say that money is not important, you would rather have time available - but this can lead to a chronic shortage of money and/or depression from boredom Money
  48. 48. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis.
  49. 49. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis. Money
  50. 50. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis. MoneyYou may have money, but you have neither the time, nor the energy to apply that money to do anything useful.
  51. 51. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis.
  52. 52. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis.
  53. 53. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis.You may have time available, but if you have no money, and you are totally depressed, you will not be able to apply that time in any useful way.
  54. 54. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis.
  55. 55. When you run out of two of these at the same time, you have a crisis.You may have the energy and the passion, but if you don’t have time to use that energy, and you don’t have money to use to help “buy” some time byemploying someone, or quitting your job and focusing on what you love – then you are stuck.
  56. 56. By always spending some of yourtime, money and energy on buildingyourskill and creativity, you areincreasing your abilityto effectively growthe surface ofthe triangle Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  57. 57. By always spending some of yourtime, money and energy on buildingyourskill and creativity, you areincreasing your abilityto effectively growthe surface ofthe triangle Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  58. 58. By always spending some of yourtime, money and energy on buildingyourskill and creativity, you areincreasing your abilityto effectively growthe surface ofthe triangle Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  59. 59. By always spending some of yourtime, money and energy on buildingyourskill and creativity, you areincreasing your abilityto effectively growthe surface ofthe triangle Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  60. 60. By always spending some of yourtime, money and energy on buildingyourskill and creativity, you areincreasing your abilityto effectively growthe surface ofthe triangle Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  61. 61. Sometimes your triangle grows beyondwhat your applied skill and creativity canhandle e.g. because you won the lottery,or through sheer luck struck a reallygood business deal Money
  62. 62. Sometimes your triangle grows beyond what your applied skill and creativity can handle e.g. because you won the lottery, or through sheer luck struck a really good business dealThen over time yourtriangle will shrink tothe size appropriateFor your levelOf skill andcreativity Money
  63. 63. Sometimes your triangle grows beyond what your applied skill and creativity can handle e.g. because you won the lottery, or through sheer luck struck a really good business dealThen over time yourtriangle will shrink tothe size appropriateFor your levelOf skill andcreativity Money
  64. 64. Sometimes your triangle grows beyond what your applied skill and creativity can handle e.g. because you won the lottery, or through sheer luck struck a really good business dealThen over time yourtriangle will shrink tothe size appropriateFor your levelOf skill and Appliedcreativity Skill and Creativity Money
  65. 65. Applying this To Decision Making
  66. 66. When you make a decision, theimplementation of thatdecision requiresspending time,energy, andoftenmoney Money
  67. 67. When you make a decision, theimplementation of thatdecision requiresspending time,energy, andoftenmoney Money
  68. 68. When you make a decision, theimplementation of thatdecision requiresspending time,energy, andoftenmoney Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  69. 69. After implementing your decision, if youcorrectly apply your skill andcreativity, you normally canregain your investment oftime, energy andmoney, and thengrow beyondthat. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  70. 70. After implementing your decision, if youcorrectly apply your skill andcreativity, you normally canregain your investment oftime, energy andmoney, and thengrow beyondthat. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  71. 71. After implementing your decision, if youcorrectly apply your skill andcreativity, you normally canregain your investment oftime, energy andmoney, and thengrow beyondthat. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  72. 72. After implementing your decision, if youcorrectly apply your skill andcreativity, you normally canregain your investment oftime, energy andmoney, and thengrow beyondthat. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  73. 73. After implementing your decision, if youcorrectly apply your skill andcreativity, you normally canregain your investment oftime, energy andmoney, and thengrow beyondthat. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  74. 74. After implementing your decision, if youcorrectly apply your skill andcreativity, you normally canregain your investment oftime, energy andmoney, and thengrow beyondthat. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  75. 75. The WORST decision you can make Let me do this.is to always be changingyour decision. Applied Skill and Creativity Money
  76. 76. The WORST decision you can make Let me do this.is to always be changingyour decision.
  77. 77. The WORST decision you can make Let me do this.is to always be changing Or let me rather doyour decision. that
  78. 78. The WORST decision you can make Let me do this.is to always be changing Or let me rather doyour decision. that Actually, no, that first one was a better idea
  79. 79. The Decision You StickWith Is the Right one Money
  80. 80. The Decision You StickWith Is the Right oneIt doesn’t matter so much whether you made the best decision Money
  81. 81. The Decision You StickWith Is the Right oneIt doesn’t matter so much whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and creativity in that area Money
  82. 82. The Decision You StickWith Is the Right oneIt doesn’t matter so much whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and Applied creativity in Skill and that area Creativity Money
  83. 83. The Decision You Stick And then use those skills andWith Is the Right one creativity to MAKE thatIt doesn’t matter so much decision the right one whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and Applied creativity in Skill and that area Creativity Money
  84. 84. The Decision You Stick And then use those skills andWith Is the Right one creativity to MAKE thatIt doesn’t matter so much decision the right one whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and Applied creativity in Skill and that area Creativity Money
  85. 85. The Decision You Stick And then use those skills andWith Is the Right one creativity to MAKE thatIt doesn’t matter so much decision the right one whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and Applied creativity in Skill and that area Creativity Money
  86. 86. The Decision You Stick And then use those skills andWith Is the Right one creativity to MAKE thatIt doesn’t matter so much decision the right one whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and Applied creativity in Skill and that area Creativity Money
  87. 87. The Decision You Stick And then use those skills andWith Is the Right one creativity to MAKE thatIt doesn’t matter so much decision the right one whether you made the best decisionWhat matters is that once you’ve made the decision, you immediately begin to build your skills and Applied creativity in Skill and that area Creativity Money
  88. 88. This Will Require Persistence and Determination
  89. 89. The only really “wrong” decision you can make, therefore, is tomake a decision that commits you to doing something you hate.
  90. 90. The only really “wrong” decision you can make, therefore, is tomake a decision that commits you to doing something you hate.Because then you will build skills and creativity, and become better andbetter at being miserably successful
  91. 91. Personally, I have found the mostdifficult question to answer when it comes to making decisions is:
  92. 92. Personally, I have found the mostdifficult question to answer when it comes to making decisions is: What do you WANT to do?
  93. 93. What do you WANT to do?

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