Email to Dave Gorman

On 6th July 2007, I sent this email to Dave Gorman (off the TV). I’d set up the timemakestheworldgoround.com website and blog with some of my ideas on, and wanted to see what he thought. Unfortunately, I never got a reply. He was probably too busy!

Hi Dave,
(I just watched your Googlewack Adventure on Paramount for the third time yesterday. I love it!)

I’m writing a book called “Time Makes The World Go Round” based around the idea that “Spending your time wisely is the key to happiness whilst money is just an expensive distraction”, and figured you would be an excellent person to ask about this, because:

1) You clearly have difficult time management trade-offs to make (e.g. finding good emails from people vs spending too much time reading them)
2) There are presumably lots of ways you could be making more money, but you don’t appear to be prioritising that (which I think is excellent!)

Up until about a month ago, I had always prioritised making money to spend on my goal of making the largest positive impact on the world that I can. My daft plan was to get my own business and then use my power to solve a few of the world’s biggest problems.

Then one day (after inventing a couple of things and getting stressed about patenting them to make lots of money) I realised that I could be following my dreams without the need for money. I would write a book on finding happiness and put it on the web for free: http://timemakestheworldgoround.com.

Anyway, I’ll go now. I’m conscious of using up too much of your time (and hence your happiness)

All the best for the future,
Ian Bolton

I might chase him up on Twitter to see if he ever got the email or not!

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