Godin on exploring work

That morning you wake up to one of your heroes pointing out you’re on the right track.

The place where we can create the most value is when we do a job where exploration and a new solution is what’s needed. Not rote, but exploration. Which means we’re doing something that’s not been done before, something that might not work. – Seth Godin

You get work life parallel (maybe you like work life integration better?) by reflecting on why you enjoy the things you do and exploring new ways to discover enjoyment in other areas of your life.

Discover something exciting? Take action. It might not work, but you’ll learn from the experience.

You’re smarter and more focused each time through the loop. You get better closer, every time.

Side Hustle: a hedge against downsizing

It’s coming.

Technology will take your job.

Nothing you can do to prevent it.

So what are you going to do about it?

Vote for a spoiled rich kid who tells you he’ll make everything the way it used to be?

You’re smarter than that. At least, I hope you are.

They say the number of “on-demand” (read: contract, freelance, gig) workers will double in the next four years. Some of that will be by choice. Some won’t.

If you don’t want to look for another job, you should be thinking about a side hustle.

The more money you can make on your own terms, the less you need to depend on others.

There’s a good chance that, one of these days, the people running your company will have a very exciting phone call with a slick, SaaS outfit that’s shown them how they can do more with less.

Which bucket do you want to be in?

Use your side hustle skills to prove yourself more marketable.

Use them to hedge against downsizing and quit the rat race.

Either way, I know what I’m gonna do.

And I’m gonna help as many people as I can do likewise along the way.