This phrase jumped out at me:

Make an Impact While Making an Income

Many of us are on the edge of non-existence, just running from work to home, hoping for the gym in between. We want our life to matter, but that daily uphill battle to stay awake and stay engaged seems to sap all energy.

What if life could be different? Here are some thoughts on helping you make an impact while making an income:

  1. Take care of your body. Water, eating right, exercise – these are necessary. Don’t. Eat. Sugar – if you want your body to last. (Says the girl who has a daily fight over a frappe from Starbucks.)
  2. Use your strengths. You were designed to make a difference. If you don’t use the strengths you have, you will feel dead – like every day is a drudgery. Make space for your strengths even if it means adding something else. This will increase your overall strengths and help you see your work in a different light.

  3. Redefine impact. You can change the world – or you can sit and listen to someone who needs it. Both are making an impact. When you treat someone as God sees them, you give them hope and change the future for those around them.

  4. Contemplate the difference your job makes in the world. No matter your job, you are making a difference. You are helping fight back entropy (that force that causes your house to return to havoc-central every day or so); you are brightening someone’s day; you are providing excellent (food, resources, etc. actually ). What you do to make a living impacts the world. Your job matters – not just to the rest of us, but to God. After all, work was His idea – He told Adam and Eve to work the garden long before the Fall.

So, how are you making an impact while earning an income?