Your work is a gift. It’s a gift you give to others so they can work smarter, focus on the core parts of their business, and enhance their community.
The idea that my work is a gift really came to me sometime towards the end of 2016. I started seeing what I did as something with the potential to truly make a difference and help others. And with that came a shift in the attitude and approach I took to my work. When I started seeing my work as a gift, I no longer worked for money. No, I wasn’t giving away what I did for free, but I recognized that money was not the goal or the motivator, but rather a consequence or by-product of sharing this gift. From there it became important about sharing my gift with people who would appreciate it and recognize the value in it. I didn’t want to throw my pearls to swines. There were some people I could not work for and those I no longer wanted to collaborate with.
When you recognize that your work is a gift it will influence not only who you work for – people whose work is also a gift, but why you work for them and how you work for them – with integrity, passion, and commitment.