I really value volunteering and giving back where you can. It’s not to create a new page on my CV – it’s because I can. Being self employed, I don’t get paid leave or charity days – but I’ve made time to support local charities and good causes. OK, so this was in the guise of a beer festival, but what it did was connect a community in the local church. Not only was the Vicar happy to see the church so full, but thousands of pounds were raised to help others. Whilst you’re earning money for a faster car or new iPhone, don’t forget how your time can help others who have bigger issues to worry about that the latest ‘thing’.