The Hassle for Money Dilemma

As the New Year is upon us and you reflect on what has been and where you are headed, consider this well-received article on your choices for hassle vs. money. You only have so much time and energy. What kind of gig are you in? What kind of customers do you work with?

Can you do better?

Don Dalrymple

hassle vs money

The hard part of dealing with reality is the constant trade-offs we have to make. Yes, we want it all, but too often that is not the choice before us. Choosing one thing means giving up something else, whether that is opportunity, time or attention.

When we are faced with deals that come before us, we have the dilemma to consider between hassle and money. A trade will happen at a certain cost. The question is whether it is worth it.

There are four general outcomes when it comes to making a rational business decision for yourself. Here are my thoughts on each:

1. High Money, Low Hassle

This is the ideal situation. Great clients that are truly partners and allow you to get your work done and drive to results fit this bill. So is highly innovative technology you own and can lease out without any significant support, complaints…

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