Rich Jones wants to teach you how to sustain your energy and to find the time for running a side business while working full time.
Rich works full time at Google as an internal communications strategist. He’s also one of the hosts of the popular podcasts Paychecks & Balances podcast which helps millennials make money, save money and get out of debt.
We unpack a ton of incredibly useful insights, exercises and examples about how to avoid burnout, so you have plenty of energy to sustain yourself financially and have enough energy to feed your passion.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- Why listening is a skill you can no longer overlook.
- How Rich has navigated the corporate world as an introvert.
- How an unproductive relationship triggered him to take back control of his life.
- Why self-care is crucial to keeping yourself sane.
- The effect our parents’ work lives have on our perceptions of work.
- What sparked the process of aligning his money with his values.
- Why he decided to start his own podcast when he couldn’t find one that was speaking to him.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Manage your energy
- Build your community
- Practice self-awareness
- Align your habits
How Rich Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 7:00 am
- Ideal work environment: At a co-working space where it’s quiet, with some ambient noise, but none of the creature comforts of home, and having a list of things that need to be ticked off in that work session.
- Superpower: Being an empath and being able to read a room.
- Definition of success: Having work freedom and being able to make a difference.
- 90-day business intention: Leverage his experiences to create a course that helps people who are stuck find work that more closely aligns with their values.
“Self-awareness is sexy.”
“For me, a big part of being able to do all this has been finding ways to get mental space back so that I can focus on the things that I enjoy and that are important.”
If you struggle to find the time to start working on yourself or on a business, Rich shared this advice to find more time:
1) Understand why it’s important to do the work that you’re trying to do.
2) Think about where it is that you want to be and break it down into emotional goals.
3) Take an inventory of what you have going on and think of ways you can free up time or pay someone to help you free up time, even if it’s one hour per week.