Last week, I launched a webinar and had my friend, Tom, on to talk through his RESET. A question came up during the session: “How much time per week did you spend working on your RESET?”
Twenty hours per week.
That’s pretty significant, especially if you have a full-time job as well. In fact, I think that shocked some folks.
And yet, that’s what it takes. That’s the price tag for loving what you do and getting paid to do it.
What else might it cost? Below is another example to demonstrate:
I was talking with my Mom over Thanksgiving about her RESET. At 44, she finished her bachelor’s at a local community college and wasn’t sure in which direction to head so she did what many of us have done: she took a career test. It pointed her in three directions: education, library services or social work.
Not knowing what social work was all about, she started to pay the price:
In the process, she discovered she didn't enjoy “fixing” people. Instead, she’s all about transition, as in helping people transition from one situation to another. She also realized she needed something aligned with her spiritual beliefs. And she's a good listener. So she landed in hospice work, helping people who are at the end of their life transition and helping their families in the process.
In other words, her RESET took proactivity, lots of strategic use of her free time, research, action, and reflection.
This is what it takes! There is no way around it. You have to pay the price. The price is the awkwardness of informational interviews. Or using your free time in a different way. Or having to do stuff even when you’re tired, and do it for free.
Doing what you love and getting paid to do it long-term.
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