In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias reads an excerpt from her book, Love Your Calendar…and be monogamous.

Are you as disciplined with your time as you are with money? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she expands on the concept of ROI (return on investment) of time.


Excerpt from Love Your Calendar…and be monogamous

Every fiscal year, most organizations make strategic plans, project future needs, assess past performance, and evaluate current assets in order to create meaningful budgets for financial expenditures in the coming year. During the year, budget variance reports are compiled and return on investment (ROI) is calculated on significant outlays. When an unanticipated expense arises, the first question is, “Can we fit it into our budget?”

Contrast this financial discipline with how you manage your time (and that of others). Do you think about every hour of your day having a cash value? People who bill for their time are typically able to recognize the financial value of time because they know their hourly rate. If you don’t know your hourly rate, you need to calculate it.


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Dr. Melissa Gratias, MBG Organizing SolutionsDr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website,

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