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Something for Nothing

By March 28, 2010October 10th, 20215 Comments

I guess the true test of one’s passion for their career would be whether or not they would do it and not get paid. To be honest, if money were not a deciding factor in our lives, I would probably be on the same career path. I’m very fortunate for that.

A chance to enthusiastically do something for nothing came over the past couple weeks, when I had the chance to help our church out with promoting their Easter celebration. I helped out a little last year (as the Easter Bunny, from which I will not offer any photos), but wanted to do more this year. The opportunity came with the event’s website and handouts. I was able to do whatever I wanted and I came up with something we were all really happy with. The event was a hit and bigger things are in store next year.

The design of the website took me about the same time it would to watch a reality TV show, with no out-of-pocket expenses. The printer of the above cards was covering their cost; so the design was, yet again, only an investment time spent on my own schedule. I made no monetary investment and a very little investment of my time. However, I got a lot of enjoyment in helping out and being able to contribute my talents to make a successful event. It seems that I got something for nothing at the same time.

Patrick King

Patrick King

Patrick is the Founder of Imagine and advisor to places on brand strategy and creative. His insights have been published in Inc. Magazine, SmartCEO, Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post, and Chief Marketer, among other publications, and shared at conferences throughout the US. He also has an amazing sock collection.


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