Own Your Tomorrows™
Take charge of your life today for a better tomorrow.
From taking care of family to working a full-time career and all the things life throws at you in between, it’s easy to feel out of control. Plus, when you throw in economic uncertainty, dealing with debt and other financial strains, it can feel impossible to get ahead and gain back control of your life. This is where learning how to Own Your Tomorrows™ comes in.
Owning your tomorrows is all about being proactive today so that you can prepare for a better tomorrow. When it comes to finances, being proactive means breaking out of the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck and taking control of your finances instead of letting them control you. If you lost your job tomorrow, would you still be able to make ends meet? Consider what financial freedom through a second source of income can do for you:
- Pay off debt
- Prepare for economic uncertainty
- Ease financial strain between pay days
- Build up savings for an emergency fund
- Take more vacations & spend more time with your family
Before jumping into finding a second income though, it’s important to figure out what type of side job you will succeed at. Understanding yourself better is the first step toward creating a roadmap to maximize your second income so you can Own Your Tomorrows. A great place to start is by asking yourself these two simple questions:
- What are your strengths?
- How can you apply your strengths to become more financially stable?
Discovering your Strengths
The key to long-term financial success is utilizing your unique strengths where they are needed and valued. For example, if you’re great at thinking outside the box, then your skills could be useful in innovative or creative roles. Alternatively, if you’re passionate about teaching and mentoring others, then your skills would be better suited for consulting or training-related work. But oftentimes, due to our schooling or upbringing, we don’t even know what our unique skills are, much less where and how to apply them. If that sounds like you, start with making a list of your talents, hobbies and interests; you can even phone a friend for a second opinion if you’re not sure where to start. You can also take this FREE quiz to get a custom Side Job Profile based on your unique strengths, interests, and skills.
Apply Your Strengths
Once you have a good grasp on what skills you have to offer, then you can figure out how to apply them in a way that will help build more financial stability. There are plenty of side jobs available, but if they’re not a good fit for you, then they simply won’t work. For example, if you’re an introvert who is uncomfortable talking to strangers, then you may not be an effective salesperson so trying to sell jewelry on the side just won’t cut it. That’s why it’s essential to consider and capitalize on your own skill set when researching second income opportunities. Use your results from the Strengths & Profiler quiz to guide your side job research and soon you’ll be able to take charge of your financial future. There is a market for almost every interest and skill out there so as long as you can manage your time and are willing to put in the effort required, you can have side job that thrives.
Ready to Own Your Tomorrows and find your side job? Start here.