I cannot stand people that think their time is more valuable than mine. It bothers me. How dare you put yourself on a pedestal? There is no person out there that reserves the right to make me feel any type of way about what my time is worth. This post is for a few different types of people that I have encountered in my life. Let’s get started.
This first type of person is the person in power. I have so much respect for boss people. People that know what the fuck they are doing with their lives and are out there hustling. These are people that take advantage of the blessings placed in their lives. But, these people are the ones that are also (typically speaking) booked back to back with meetings and are scheduled weeks out in advance. These are people who want to (and usually do) get things done. Again, a lot of respect for these people. As a matter of fact, I am one of these people. And I’m proud of it. What I’m not proud of is that I will put people that need my attention off to the side in order to take care of boss shit that needs my attention. These are people ranging from friends to close family members. I always find a way to squeeze in a last minute meeting, but if someone I love hits me up, I usually don’t answer and reply with a text that I’ll call them later. . .and I usually don’t.
The second type of person I want to check is the one who cancels last minute. This person is the bane of my existence. Let me elaborate. Recall, how not even a few sentences ago that I mentioned that I get really busy and have back to back meetings. Well, if I ever schedule anything out in advance and then you cancel on me that day, I will be irked to no end. I get shit happens, but bro it doesn’t need to be happening again and again. If it’s consistent, then either I’m the fool or you need to get your shit together. If I make time for you, then respect it as I will give the same respect back.
Thirdly, lets talk about the asshole that keeps you waiting and waiting to get a response. This is the person that you’re working on a project with and you can’t move forward until you hear back from them. This is plain disrespect. If someone is not conscious of the efforts you are putting in and making time to get back at you, then get rid of them. I have 🙂 But, I also am not ashamed of blowing up someone’s phone to get what I need. If you are standing between me and my end goal, then I will go through you. I am more bulldozer than human, when need be. This is also the person who you have a crush on and they are not hitting you back. I can’t with these stupid games. If I’m putting in energy to talk to you then give the same back. And yo, if you aren’t interested, then don’t waste my time. If I made time for you then, damn, reciprocate my energy…it’s really not that difficult. Again, I get that shit happens, but here’s the reality. I’m so past the games when it comes to this. I’d rather have someone who is authentically putting some effort in . . . and if not, well, then, like I said, let’s not waste each other’s time or energy.
I don’t have anything else deep to add. Stop being an ass and respect people’s time. And if you’re already doing that, well, here’s a metaphorical cookie and keep it up.