Working For Free And Living With Abundance

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Favors, Freebies and Discounts. Where do we draw the line and should we draw the line?

I want to support my favorite charities and delight when my work fills a need. When I can help a friend or relative, it is a blessing for both of us. Usually.

We have all been there. That uncomfortable moment when we know we are overextending ourselves and resentment is creeping in. It doesn’t have to be this way and we do not need to react by saying a firm ‘no’ to all future pro bono work.

The solution has to do with understanding our time is a limited commodity, as is our money. Take a quiet break and a pad of paper and write down a budget for types of donated work with time allotments for each per week and  month. Study your list, are you uncomfortable? Edit until you feel satisfied.

Working free, free of resentment, contributes to a life of abundance.

For more detail about working for free, check this article by Marc Zegans.

Do you have any tips on handling requests for pro bono work? How to you manage your yes and no response?

TED Prize Winner City 2.0 Aims to Crowdsource Cities

Big Heart of Art - 1000 Visual Mashups

Give CITY2.0  a look if you love visionary views of what your community can look like. This is not for skeptics or naysayers.

And as an aside …
the video is visually stunning.

How would you use crowdsourcing to change your city?

Social Media: A Positive Change for Humanitarian Aid

TED (conference)

We can no longer trivialize social media’s importance and what it means for communities around the world. Rather, we must all learn to use it, leverage it, and invite all the potential good out if it respecting the power it holds. This is a game changer.

TED — Social Media: A Positive Change for Humanitarian Aid

Haiti allowed us to glimpse into a future of what disaster response might look like in a hyper-connected world.” (Paul Conneally)

Dress For Success Empowers Women

Dress For Success Empowers Women

Clothes make the man.

Have you heard that expression? The non-profit organization Dress for success understands just how critical the right outfit is for a successful interview.
The mission of Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Women in need of assistance to enter or re-enter the workforce may be referred to Dress for Success where they will receive a complete interview suit and accessories. She wears the attire that inspires confidence in herself, respect for herself, and presents the image of a valuable employee to prospective employers.
Dress for Success also provides her with job skills training and mentoring. With these advantages, she is prepared to earn a job, keep the job, and is more likely to earn promotions.
I like the strategy and heart of this organization. Do you have a favorite organization that provides professional development?

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