Weekends are for family.
And friends, gatherings, cleaning the garage, closets, movies, barbecue party, short trips, long drives
Just that, those who choose to do something different during weekends in their early years of their career can actually afford to have weekend mood during the week
Is it hard to guess what would their lives be like 10 years from now, if a group of people were engaged in any one of the following during weekends?
Learning a new skill
Nurturing a hobbyPracticing an art
Trading some services
Networking with right people
Doing something extra
Part time work
Let us not measure outcomes right away.
They may not make millions now, just a few extra dollarsThis is probably not their shot to fame either, just a few likes and thumbs up on social media channels
However they are far more prepared with a Plan B and Option B than those who are busy planning parties and having that as their only agenda for every weekend.
Productive weekends will always lead to a productive future and no one can beat that.
Well, now your concern must be - Does that mean no family time? No me time?
You just have to think a little more creatively how you can do what you enjoy doing for a wider market and establish another income, while having your usual fun.
This blog is particularly for those who regularly complaint about their jobs and yet use their jobs as their excuse not to do anything else even during weekends
Begin in a small way
While cleaning the garage involve your teenager so that he learns how to do it – Tutoring
If you love shooting family videos, just shoot some nature videos - Youtube Channel
Learn bakery and gift homemade cake to a near one - Priceless as the cake has a part of your warmth
Learn web designing to create online portfolio for ever graduating student you know
Go and speak in the local health club – offer diet or exercise tips while your family watches you from a distance and feels immense pride about your contribution to the society
Can this ever translate to money?
Get started now and you will know soon
I do not want your imagination to soar as we are not pulp fiction writers however the reality is – when you do a good job with good intentions, it makes great impact stories. Impact and measurable contributions are the best inward marketing strategies.
You will soon know the benefits of small changes and small contributions you do. It will take time. Big things will happen if you do not give up. I am stating the obvious as most people tend to ignore just that.
Do share your impact stories, we will be glad to publish here for the benefit of others. The short distance between inspiration (thought) and motivation (action) should not take you a life time. Get started this weekend.