Making time for soul work

Image: Dan Edwards

There’s a lot of honor in having a day job. I have one. I’m not knocking anyone who does. We gotta do what we gotta do, especially if we have a family.

But the thing is — if this is the only ‘work’ you’re doing (especially if it’s a day job you can’t see yourself doing for the rest of your life), here’s what happens: You work your a$$ off for two weeks, then you get paid, then you immediately spend it on bills or toys or credit cards or whatever, and all the fruits of your labor are gone. Vanished. Monday comes around and you’re back to square-one as you start the cycle over again.

There’s no abundance in this model. It’s scarcity based — hardly a model to build a life on.

This is why I’m such a huge proponent of having a side project(s) where you can do the work that you want to be doing in the world — if even for little to no money. Because then, at least you’ll be building something. You’ll be creating a body of work that will follow you to the ends of the earth.

Make time for your soul work.

This is your soul work. Work that gives you enjoyment just from doing it. Work that brings forth love and contribution instead of obligation and bitterness.

Soon enough, opportunities may arise — some of which may turn into money. Then you can do more of it. But until then, at least you’ll be giving yourself a shot at it.

It’s not a guaranteed thing. Nothing is (even the lasting security of your job). The only thing that IS guaranteed is you NOT making the goal if you don’t take the shot.

Soul work, baby. Make time for it. Love it. Guard it. Enjoy it. Nurture it. And see if it grows.

P.S. Yes, writing here for you is my soul work. Thanks for being on the other end there:)

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