No Job Joy # 4 Making others happy

I know right now it is easy to focus only on what you need – a job, income, an identity. That is important. I know the concept of paying it forward maybe a bit cliche in our current situation but karma is a strange thing. Helping others could be as simple as opening a door for someone or as involved as volunteering full time for a cause that is important to you. Either way you will have made a difference in someone’s life in a positive way. If you were employeed you probably wouldn’t take the time to do that.

Zig Ziglar has a saying, “You can have anything you want in life if you just help enough other people get what they want.” Yesterday I volunteered at a job fair where there were no companies that I was interested in. Today I volunteered at my kids school. Why? To help others. There are a lot of us out here looking for work and if I can help someone, it makes me feel great. Helping someone else will also make you feel good and improve your sense of control.