Okay, Success Chargers. You're different. You see opportunity where others only see roadblocks, but let's be honest about this one.
What is wrong with simply having a "hobby". Why does EVERYBODY seem to think they have to be "hustlin" or "grindin". When really, so many of those same people, are just...well...."Strugglin".
Dan Pink's book, Free Agent Nation, rocked my world when I read it nearly 10 years ago. In the text, he explains how the world is basically shifting from what we think of as a traditional employment world, to a "gig economy" world (I'm pretty sure "gig economy" is a newer term, but you get it, right?)
There's only one problem. Too many of the very companies who would prefer to pay for talent ONLY when they REALLY NEED IT, have build vast systems to support a "traditional business model" and they often find themselves ill-equipped to actually execute on a plan that the "gigsters" would LOVE.... Being able to work on projects as a free-agent on an "as-needed" basis with enough frequency to be able to effectively blend work with the lifestyle they prefer.
I think we're on our way to seeing Pink's reality, it's just taking longer than many people would like. Leaving many with a strong DESIRE to be a free agent stuck in a purgatory between what they really want and the harsh realities of the ever-expanding cost of living. (Television used to only cost the price of the TV itself, you know....and it wasn't that long ago. Now....$200+ month is not uncommon just for the "content".)
So this week, we beg the question, "Do you REALLY have a side hustle, or is that stuff you work on after work just a "hobby"....and by the way, there is NOTHING wrong with having a good ol' fashioned hobby.
Does your side hustle make money? Do you actually do anything for fun anymore, or are you trying to "monetize" EVERYTHING you do? Or, are you a hipster who still goes to coffee shops for the **gasp** actual coffee?
Let's face it, people are either working very hard to get closer to you, or equally as hard to get away from you.
What we say (particularly how we say it) has tremendous impact on others willingness to connect with us in a meaningful way.
In recent months, I've been facilitating some amazing discussions with leaders around the ideas coming out of the research of Dr David Rock. Particularly, his brain-science model for explaining our threat/reward behaviors and what triggers them through use of a model he calls SCARF.
In this episode, Scott gets into an explanation of SCARF and how it opened up an even deeper way to explain HOW we connect with one another to build meaningful, productive relationships.
Scott Cooksey works globally with business professionals to develop their ability to build profitable, lasting relationships by levering the power of connection. Learn more about having him speak for your industry event, conference, mastermind group, team or even one-on-one at www.IdeaCharger.com
Fresh off the plane from a week-long business trip to Dubai, host Scott Cooksey shares his thoughts on this impressive, truly international city, what it has to offer, and how he was reminded of the Success Charger's view of prosperity.
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Scott Cooksey is a leadership development expert who regularly speaks and facilitates workshops with organizations interesting in building a better, more profitable business FASTER. Learn more about Scott and how he can work with you at www.IdeaCharger.com