Recently I was at small gathering of people to celebrate a birthday. Across the table from me was a man in our community who collects and sells scrap metal. Since I am interested in having a side gig myself, I asked him about his venture and he was quite willing to share. I learned that he drives through neighborhoods on garbage day, or the night before garbage day, to see what is out at the curb. Anything at the edge of the road is fair game. He doesn't pay for anything he takes. He looks…Continue
Back in the day, Larry Burkett would often quote from Proverbs 22:29. "Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men." The idea being that if you become really good at something, you will not labor in obscurity but you will get recognition for your work.
There is only one problem. Standing before a king, or a CEO or president, does not motivate me. This proverb would be more motivating to me if it ended with "He will prosper…Continue
Have you heard people say this? I have. I heard someone say it the other day and I cringed. I thought of how this man's family and friends are kept unemployed or under employed because he said with some authority "It's a tough job market out there". Please people. It is an amazing time to be alive! There are folks who are cleaning up golf clubs and baby strollers and selling those used items on eBay and generating millions in revenue. There are men and women who write blogs from home…Continue
Here are a few thoughts on why I want work that I love.
I believe I have something special to offer and I believe that it will likely come out in my work.
I believe work is something we are all created to do and therefore working is part of being in God's will.
I believe I can become a trusted source that others come to when they need help in my area.
I believe I have certain unique gifts that will only come out in a work setting.
I believe the financial rewards I am…