Everyone has a gift. In reality everyone has multiple gifts, talents and abilities. Think of all the things that you know how to do. Can you take care of children? Can you cut grass? Have you ever washed dishes? Do you make your bed in the morning? Do you have a system to clean your house quickly? Do you like to cook? Perhaps you collect recipes. Have you ever spoken in front of a group? Are you good at meeting people? Do you dress well? Do you have a knack with make-up or fashion? Can you send emails? Do you know how to use a spreadsheet, a sewing machine or a radial arm saw?
People have started whole businesses from Daycare Centers to service industries to consulting based on those skills. People write blogs, conduct seminars, make videos, and run crews offering these skills to others. It’s a great system when you think about it. We all have some things we are good at, and other things that we either dislike or just can’t seem to master. So, we pay money to purchase those skills we can’t or don’t want to tackle on our own. Everybody wins.
Funny thing is, we don’t actually need the money part of it. We could just barter like they did in the old days. I’ll cook for you if you clean my house. I’ll watch your kids while you mow my lawn. I’ll fix your car engine if you repair my leaky roof. There is somebody out there who has the skill you lack, or is willing to teach you if you want to learn.
In fact, on youtube, that’s what we are doing. You can find a class on just about anything you want to know. Coding, cooking, canning, candlestick making – it’s all there. What a fun time to live. We can try anything. If we find it isn’t our cup of tea; we can try something else.
Just don’t give up. There are no limits. There is bound to be something that you will really enjoy. No longer must we stay committed to doing something we hate just to earn a living. There are no gold watches, guaranteed retirements or even reliable social security. So let’s play folks! Next time you think you want or need something, try bartering for it. I’m sure you have something someone else wants or needs! Let’s start doing less of what we dread and doing more of what we love! It will eventually turn the tide!