I was at a bakery recently that made amazing bread and spoke to the owner for a little. Bakeries hold a special place with me, growing up, my parents owned a bakery and I have always been emotionally attached. I said to the owner from memory, running a bakery is hard work and I recall my parents having to get up in the middle of the night to take care of the dough, often at 3AM or other obscene times (I realise many doctors relate). The Bakery owner I was talking to smiled and nodded and waited for me to finish then he said:

“yes you are right, baking is hard work, but times are different, I have invested in a special device that is programmable, I mix my dough when I am here during the day, then I place the dough in this unit which is similar to a fridge then, I tell it that I want to store the dough in it until a certain time and this unit will control how quickly my dough matures by regulating the temperature and humidity which means I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night and I can be less tired and focus on my other dough ($$$) if you know what I mean”

Needless to say that this baker is thinking like every businessman should and he has ambitions to expand his business and currently has 3 bakeries and growing. What I would like to point out here is that, I know for a fact from growing up in a bakery, chances are, with all 3 bakeries his earning capacity is still not very high, yet he is willing to invest in protecting his time. Are you thinking like Tim?