My work is a gift. And it is not about me anymore but it’s about helping others achieve their dreams and share their gifts, ideas and talents with the world.
The idea that my work is a gift really came to me sometime towards the end of last year. 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. And 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 and would no longer work for or collaborate.
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.