The Business of Running Your Life
Part 4 – Your Life is Your Business
I go back and forth with myself on the impact that having a job does to us as human-beings. It’s so easy to get caught up in the lie that you are what you do. Some would say that I am an information systems and technology specialist. Others would say that I am a writer. Even others would say I’m a life coach. Well which is it? By the way, we can keep going down the list.
You’re not what you do at work, you’re much more.
Do you really want to be limited to the job function you perform at work? How often have you been giving job responsibilities you never wanted and had no interest in doing? You’re not what you do in your office. You are more than just that. You have many gifts and talents but somehow we’ve been talked out of using our gifts and the best means by which we can be successful.
All you do makes up what your business does.
Close your eyes and imagine a company that you get to run. You get to make all the decisions and you get to make as much money as possible doing the very things you’re good at doing. Are you there yet? If so, know that this is what your life should really look like and we plan to help you get there. Think of everything you do, what you’re good at, these are the services and products your company offers?
The theory that your life is your business, isn’t far from the truth. It’s your reality….you just don’t use your abilities in the same way a company offers its services. Companies place value on their merchandise and services. Individuals devalue their merchandise and services, otherwise known as their talents. When you compare your talent to that of another you mostly think of how yours don’t measure up to theirs. This type of thinking makes your products and services not worth selling. I want to challenge this thinking so that you take a chance on what you have to offer the world. All you do makes up what your business, your life, does.
How can you make you more profitable?
What can I offer you that will make you believe that what you already have and do is enough? That talent you have is enough. That skillset you have is enough. Those abilities are enough. The question is are you willing to use them? Take what you have and use that to live and earn a living. It’s possible and it’s done every single day. How can you make you more profitable? Start by seeing your life as your company. Start with making use of what you already have. People often ask me how they can find their purpose. I’ve finally concluded that purpose is made; you give your life a purpose by using the gifts and skills you have for others. Nothing more, nothing less.
Today is your Friday!
I want to show you that your life is your business. It’s your company. How will you make it a success? How will you make it profitable? How will you expand who you are?