Don’t just work for money.
Work for the asset
you can create from that time.
Think of the conversation, the experience,
the new knowledge and the case study
and the learning you have just received.
What can you pull out
or ‘harvest’ from this time at work?
What have you learned? Who have you met?
What were the points of interest?
What is new or different
that you can share with others?
We work to be better equipped
to advise, train or help others.
We work to develop and build
upon our expertise or key message.
We work to collect new information
for our next book, or service or product.
So, don’t sell your time just for money.
Explore the potential in every situation
at work and play, and harvest from this.
After your work has finished write down
all that you have been given,
for this is where the real value is.
Your hourly rate
is measured not just in money.
Your hourly rate is measured by
all that your work contains, how much
you harvest and then what you share.
This is the gift you must not leave unused.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. What can you harvest from your work and play yesterday?
2. Where was the real value?
3. Remember to harvest every day - and capture all that you have been given.