Everybody works, but only a few attain personal fulfillment. There is never relevance in a professional job. Satisfaction and happiness lie in building relevance both within and outside the context of work.
“If you are not running after something, you are simply running after nothing.”
Interestingly, global studies research has proven that 79% of people that quit their job, resign for lack of appreciation.
What does this mean?
No one will similarly value you like yourself. If you desire to be appreciated better, then you need to do something better. A professional job may not be as fulfilling as you want it to be, although it is engaging
How can I find fulfillment?
Roger Staubach has this to say, “There is no traffic jam along the extra mile.” Fulfillment is doing what makes you happy and makes others better, this is what building relevance outside of your regular work means (going the extra mile). It is never going to be a smooth sail, but it is definitely worth the ride.
Let’s explore together interesting stuff about working outside of work.
What does it mean to work outside of work?
It is achieving personal goals and building relevance. If you work because of money, you will soon wear out. Furthermore, Robert Okasaki says, “work to learn and not to earn.”
Life has different values and achievements for everyone. Be focused on creating values and not just working for another. You have better things to offer, be awakened to the reality of your existence; you are to impact lives, create value, and be an exemplary leader.
Can you continue your present job without a salary?
The answer to this question is the first step in your relevance journey. If yes, you are on the right track, and if no, shift your focus to other things you can do without payment. These things have an intrinsic relationship with your relevance. Be intentional about locating these things because they are the determinant of the relevance you desire.
To discover areas where you can build relevance outside of your professional job, check the following:
Interest: Going for something extra requires more commitment. Therefore, you must only build the extra around your area of personal interests. If you are interested in relationships, you can consider being a relationship coach or even a counselor.
Personal goals: Aside from your professional job, what are your personal goals and ambitions. Where do you want to be in your career, what impacts do you desire to have in the community? The answers to these questions help to strengthen your relevance.
Vision: where exactly are you going in life? Do you see yourself as an employee or a professional forever? Be sincere in answering these questions, as they present the pictorial representation of where you will be in a relationship with where you are.
Until these three areas are correct, then confusion continues. It is good to know that working outside of work also means to achieve personal fulfillment and global impact.
Sincerely, it is hard to combine two works, but it is not impossible. However, if you maintain a proper work ethic and ensure you keep improving yourself, then you are gradually on the way to becoming a master.
How to manage working outside of work
Managing these two is tasking. Although, with the following tips, you will easily maintain balance and be highly productive.
Draw a schedule: Time is of the essence to a person who has two different works. You cannot be busy without productivity, and the easiest way to achieving this is by drawing a daily schedule of work.
This schedule must include the things you must do, duration, and the things you must not do irrespective of the demand. This schedule will keep you focused and committed to your plans for the day. This schedule will keep you working for the day and remind you of the things you need to do.
Be Disciplined: Everything great demands discipline; you must be willing to sacrifice different things to keep your focus on the achievements of your goals and objectives. No one attains a great position by mere wishes; discipline is the strength of every winner.
It is the discipline that will help you build relevance outside of your professional job. Discipline will keep you consistent and intentional about getting better at what you do. When everything fails, discipline does not fail!
Set Priority: if you want to be effective at working outside of work, you cannot do everything. Priority is a must because you have to leave the necessary for the important.
Do what makes you happy and what brings you money; happiness is worth more than riches! Live the life everyone will appreciate. Building relevance and making an impact is a thing of joy. Start now!