The 8th Area: External Intellectual – Your Work, Your Products.

It’s a bit hard to describe, but I’d say it’s something like this: In your day-to-day work, you’re contributing to society in some small or big way. The more that you add value to our society, the more you will be appreciated for it. If you’re working on projects, you’re going to be noticed.

 The eighth area is external intellectual. It Includes:

Your Work

In your day-to-day work, you’re contributing to society in some small or big way. The more that you add value to our society, the more you will be appreciated for it.

When you add value to the lives of others, you will also reap rewards. Your career is your life’s work. 

It can be as rewarding and fulfilling as you wish. The following are general guidelines for a successful career:

  • Work hard at what you do.
  • Do things that you are passionate about.
  • Be honest with yourself and others.
  • Do not be afraid to fail.
  • Do not compare yourself to others.
  • Learn from your mistakes and move on.
  • You cannot control the people around you, but you can control yourself.
  • Take responsibility for your actions and inactions.
  • Seek knowledge and wisdom.
  • Do not be selfish.

If you’re like most people, you spend more time at work than at home. In fact, you probably spend two to three times as much time at work as you do at home. So being happy in your work is very important to feeling contentment.

Your Products

In essence, this principle states that we must produce for society, not only for ourselves. In this case, you’re creating products that solve problems, alleviate pain, and enrich lives. By asking yourself this question, you’ll be able to create products that really make a difference in people’s lives and make them feel better about themselves and their lives.

So what do you produce for society? What’s the product you’re producing? If you have the skills, why not produce a book? Make a video? Create an app? Why not do what you love, and make something that will give back? A good place to start when thinking about how you can contribute to the world is by making sure your products serve others and make the world a better place.

 You must realize that everything you create is a reflection of who you are and what you think. You may find it hard to separate yourself from your creations; however, remember that every word, sentence, thought, and action you perform comes from your mind. Your brain is the organ that creates all of your thoughts, and if you want to change, you must change your brain.

Your Contribution To Society 

How can you make a positive contribution to society? This question gets you thinking about the impact you want to have in the world. It can also lead to some fun side projects that can help contribute to the greater good. Some good ideas: start a nonprofit or donate to charity. Start a school or college program. Volunteer to tutor.

 Your first step is to come up with an idea that has a positive effect on society. For example, maybe your idea is to create a community space for teens and young adults who are trying to avoid drugs and alcohol. This type of service could help them find a safe, clean environment to meet with others their own age. Or maybe you’re passionate about public education and want to bring awareness to the issue of teacher shortages. Or maybe you’re just an animal lover who wants to help save animals from being neglected in shelters.

 You’re not being selfish by helping others. You’re being selfish by only helping yourself. Helping others makes them better and stronger. The ultimate result is the whole society becoming stronger. When people help others, there’s a positive energy that comes out of it. Positive energy flows into the system and makes it stronger. By helping others, you become better, stronger, and happier. The ultimate result is the whole society becoming better.