Remember, it’s just your job, not your life!

November 29th, 2012 | Comments Off on Remember, it’s just your job, not your life! |

job with name patch on shirtI am a firm believer in hard work. If there’s a job to be done, and I’m the one responsible for doing it, then it’s time to do what it takes to get it done. That’s what makes the world go round. However, there are those who think that their job is what defines them, and makes them who they are. And that’s a pity. It’s just your job, not your life!

Let me explain.

In my small community, most people are known by the place they work at, such as Joey from Haralson Tires, Aaron over at Case, Dave at Freeport or Larry at Farmers Insurance. This is how a good portion of this valley’s population knows and refers to each other.

Two of the people I mentioned above own their own business, or are partners in a business, two are not. The two business owners make it a point to brand themselves as the owners. A familiar face can sell more product. However, I doubt that the other two really care to be recognized by their place of employment, yet, they are. Because what do we do when trying to describe someone? We mention their profession!

“Do you remember so and so, you know, the one that works down there at the grocery store?”

That’s just how it is.

So, what do you want to be described as? Are you up for being known as the guy who sells tractors down at John Deer, or maybe the manager at the local Taco Bell? Maybe you’ve upped it a level or two and you’re the lawyer down the road at the nearest law firm or the family doctor at the clinic.

If you’re okay with being known as your profession, great! Hopefully you’re following your passions in life. But if you’re not, wake up man! Do what you want to be known for and start doing it today!

My point is, don’t allow what you currently do for a living define you. Remember, it’s just a job, it’s not your life. Jobs come a dime a dozen. They’re free to get started in. They’re all over the place.

But a life lived to it’s fullest potential, that my friend, is an entirely different story. How many of those can you have?

With that said, it kills me to see someone in a job just because it’s a job. Because it means that that person is either there for the money, or has no direction in their life. And if that job pays like most jobs that I know of, it’s definitely not because of the money! So the reason for being in that “just a job” situation is because that person has nothing they’re aiming to achieve. They have no purpose, and whatever skill and talent they uniquely possess is being wasted in a job that is getting them no where in life. And at the same time, they’re allowing their circumstances, not their dreams, to define who they are!

For me, not very many people I associate with locally actually know what I do for a living. They just know that I’m home most of the time, around the town during normal working hours and serving in various non-paid positions in church and community. I’m known as the “stay at home Dad,”….the guy with tons of time on his hands. And I’m okay with that for now, because I’ve just begun creating what I will be known for here. There is still much to do!

So here’s a quick exercise. Sit in a quiet area and describe yourself. “David Allred, he’s the guy that Fill in the Blank.” Is he the guy that fixes tires for a living, sells insurance or builds homes? If the phrase in that blank isn’t what you want to be known for in your life, please, from every fiber in my being and for your happiness, change it.

Take some sort of action, however big or small, that will move you towards changing that phrase into something you can be proud of!

David Allred is the author and creator of CFW. David has been teaching entrepreneur minded people how to earn a full time income working from the comfort of home for nearly a decade.

Think about it. Never miss your kids’ events, set your own schedule, choose your own income and enjoy a lifestyle and income which most people only drool over!

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