When complaining about wasting 60 minutes worth of gas, you are reducing the value your time, both perceived and real. By placing the emphasis on the $14-16 worth of gas ($9-12 after taxes), you are essentially saying "my time is worth less than $14-16 per hour." If that is truly the case, then you should not be in business...you should go get a job where you can earn more than $14-16 per hour.
As a businessperson, your time is worth AT LEAST $50 per hour...depending on your profession, your time could be worth as much as $500 per hour. Stop complaining about gas and focus your energy on conserving your time...figure out how to become more efficient in day-to-day tasks, determine what items you can delegate to a staff member, or cut loose some of your unprofitable clients.
But whatever you do, do not devalue your worth by complaining about wasted gas when you should be complaining about wasted time!
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