No one wants to work without getting paid. But when you can do a good thing for someone, and you feel naturally competent and happy to do it, the satisfaction on both sides is a reward far more valuable than money.
Why it’s more fun to work for free:
- The work shows up spontaneously, inside of real connections.
- Unconsciously, the enjoyment is more important than the work.
- We interact freely, matching available solutions to current needs.
- We actually co-work, each contributing something toward the solution.
- We continue working as long as it works on both ends.
- When we have done everything we can do, the job is done, even if we didn’t reach some otherwise goal.
- Working together spontaneously and effectively means we were happy to work.
- Each person feels personal satisfaction in having contributed to the progress.
- We have the freedom to leave when we have no more to contribute.
- We are naturally open to being used effectively again.
- The oppression of “work” evaporates.
- Energy is renewed, skills are sharpened, personal ownership is a fact, and we could charge for our work, if we want to.