Are You Monetizing Every Moment?
This question is about creating a mindset that inspires you to get more value out of everything you do. It’s about constantly asking how you can leverage the people you meet, the activities you do and the investments you make. It’s about becoming obsessed with the notion that every activity needs to payback twofold. Start planning your day so that you give yourself plenty of “face time” with people and use off hours for administration. If you are writing a blog, ask who needs to be reading it and reach out to that target audience. Also, if you have a message to share, who needs to be hearing it? then ask yourself how you can ensure that they do? When you attend meetings or networking sessions are you getting the type of connections and introductions that you need? If not, what can you do differently the next time? While monetizing your time may sound selfish, it’s not. It’s simply about being smart and efficient in your job search. Learn to standardize as much as you can and consider outsourcing tasks to others who can do it better and faster than you. Finally, remember monetizing is all about balance. Find that perfect mix of activity so that you can achieve maximum return without over saturation. every activity has a payback point after which you will see diminishing returns. You absolutely can overdo things (e.g. networking, social media, job board searches) especially if you start sacrificing other important activities to do so.