I recently gained the privilege of picking up a second actual job with a different actual employer.
I am calling it a privilege despite the fact it is work I do not really want to do, and work that is taking me away from growing my personal business with writing, speaking, coaching, and consulting.
I am calling it a privilege because it offers me a chance to grow on a larger scale, by stepping out of the know-it-all role and more or less a becoming mindless worker bee for a few hours a few times a week.
I am calling it a privilege because it allows me a chance to help out some personal friends in the growing of their small business.
I am calling it a privilege because they are paying me real money, and who is turning down real money these days? Name me someone who is and I will gladly take the real money they are passing up.
I could easily call it an annoyance, a bother, a hindrance, or THE MAN throwing an obstacle my way to hold me back. I am calling it a privilege
I am over selling the situation to you, but mostly to myself, after listening to a podcast from Mike Magdaleno, The Elan Life Coach who I listen to regularly.
As a coach, Magdaleno stated he can’t take on any more clients, is trying to find ways to shed some of the coaching responsibility he already has, and is coming to terms with the fact that his work on a book is going to be stalled for quite a while. This is all due to a new day job he has taken after a layoff to a job he held for years. His new job is taking up more time than he thought it would, especially in the commutes throughout the day. Even though the emotional capital he gains from his coaching is stellar, he not at a level where the actual capital is all that great.
He isn’t giving on his coaching, but he isn’t kidding himself with unrealistic thoughts.
I am calling the ability to take on an additional job and the availability of an additional job to take a privilege, even if the job itself isn’t pointing me into the direction of a corner office.