Using your skills and resources to help others is incredibly valuable. And since time is the only thing we can't ever get more of, make sure you're putting it in the right place.
One of the founding tenets of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover their work, was to leverage the organization's role and assets in the creative world not only to benefit the company but also the general good of the community. Co-founder Scott Belsky believes the same is true for him personally.
"I don't believe that any of us can transcend the need for short-term rewards and external validation," says Belsky, currently Adobe's vice president of community and head of Behance. "What I think we can do is leverage and guide and put these forces within us to good use. So I often think I should use my own position even when it's not for my own immediate gain or profit."