Day 3327 – Superheroes Stuffing Envelopes – or – Life Lessons Learned From Weird Dreams

A few weeks ago, I had a pretty strange dream. I only remember one part – there were superheroes stuffing envelopes. I wrote this down for a number of reasons, first, it’s kind of funny, but second is that it’s a pretty important life lesson. You shouldn’t waste your gifts.

When you think of a superhero, you see them saving people, stopping the bad guys, and getting out there kickin’ butt and takin’ names. They were made for more and they embrace it. It’s not always easy, and being a hero comes with its own unique set of struggles, but they’re doing it.

Compare that to these strong, talented folks, sitting behind a desk, and stuffing envelopes. It is a disservice to themselves and to the calling they’ve been given. Now, I am in no way saying stuffing envelopes is a bad thing, heck, I LOVE stuffing envelopes (really, all things office supplies really). But it is a mismatch of skills. Unless your superhero name is The Paper Shredder! Her abilities include stuffing 34,821 envelopes a minute, completing all reports in five minutes, and scheduling your day with her pinky. Hmmm…..I may have a picture of what I would be when I become a superhero.

However you slice it, doing what you were made to do is important. Don’t neglect the gifts you’ve been given, even if it’s part-time.

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Day 3231 – Secret To Success – Create A Job

My original plan for today was International VA day…unfortunately, that is Friday, but I thought I’d carry on this Secret To Success series. Today I want to talk about creating your own job. When I started the work I’m doing now, I was still photographing weddings. For a number of reasons, I was not doing well in generating income. In some of the books I read around that time, they mentioned creating your own job. One of the things I do now is a mostly virtual assistant position for several business owners. It all came about because I casually mentioned that I love the business side of things.

As I’ve learned more about myself and my skills over the past few years, I realized I really do thrive with administrative and organizing skills. And truthfully, I actually kind of love it. I’m thankful for what I can bring to our real estate investing business in how I’ve organized things and ensure our different systems run smoothly and quickly.

So, if you want to create a job, look at the skills that come naturally to you. Sometimes this can be hard to see in yourself, so ask those around you. What you can do doesn’t come naturally to everyone. And don’t downplay your skills. I think that held me back for too long.

Then, go out and find the folks that need your unique skills.

What about you, have you created a job?

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