Do work you love

The last few months of working on several startup projects with passionate entrepreneurs has caused me to think about this idea of work. And, how do you find work that you love to do so much that you would do it even if you didn’t get paid? Entrepreneurs, you know exactly what I’m talking about here.

This whole process began when I started working on an old project that I quickly became super passionate about again. I was able to answer the question why am I doing this? The why that sometimes gets clouded with the what and how was clearer than ever before – I love building stuff and things: products, teams, companies, and anything that inspires me to take action.

Are you trying to figure out what kind of work you love to do? Does it feel like a struggle? If so, it should. However, don’t lose hope because what you love to do just might be right around the corner.

Finding work that you love is a struggle for…everyone. I’ve struggled with this, my friends have struggled with this, and pretty much everyone I know struggles with this at some point in their life. In fact, most people fail miserably at this.

Nevertheless, if you at least have a destination in sight, you’re more likely to arrive at a place in which work feels more like something you love than work.

Work has to start with a mindset of knowing that you can love work. If you’re able to do this, you are in the homestretch. And, if you can figure out what work you love, you’re more or less there.

 

HAPPY TURKEY DAY 2011!

Today is Turkey day in the US – that is what I call it, and everyone else, well, they call it Thanksgiving Day. As a result, I will be taking the day off from anything that involves not spending time with family and friends and reflecting on how thankful I am for all the blessings in my life.

I do want to take a moment to say, “have a wonderful day with your family and friends and truly take the time to give thanks for all the blessings you have been given.”

God bless and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

 

BE YOUR BEST BY BEING YOU

Stop aiming to be someone you’re not already. If you keep this up, you’ll never be happy or satisfied with you – the person God created you to be. When you compare yourself to others and try to be someone you’re not, all it does is make you unhappy and dissatisfied.

I see people comparing themselves to others all the time and it drives me nuts. Heck, I’ve even done this before. When people do this they are giving the other person way too much power. Please stop doing this. Why would you want to give someone else so much power and cut your own self-worth? I’m telling you this is a complete waste of time and can only bring harm on yourself.

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CHANGING LIVES AND IMPACTING OTHERS WITH TEN POSITIVE PHRASES

A man who has always inspired me and motivated me to do great things in the world and have a positive attitude is a man and leader by the name of Rich Devos. Rich Devos is not your average man or leader. He is an extremely positive man and leader who has overcome obstacles and challenges to accomplish great things in the world. And now at 80 some years old he is still getting after it!

A few years ago he wrote a book called “Ten Powerful Phrases for Positive People”. It was a very simple and inspirational book that was meant to be passed on and shared with others. If you read it, you probably found that the phrases in the book were really straightforward.

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LOVE IT OR I WILL GIVE YOU YOUR MONEY BACK. WAIT, IT’S FREE!

If you’re not already using Evernote it might be something you should try. Really, you should try it. Don’t do this because I told you to, but because it will change your life.

I signed up for it about 2-3 months ago and and it changed my life! Getting things done, staying organized, and making things happen started to become a breeze after using Evernote.

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THE LEGEND OF LICHTLE

This post is dedicated to Josh Lichtle; a friend, a brother, and one of the greatest motocross riders to ever walk this planet. Josh, I want you to know one thing, your legend will live on forever. You made an impact on so many lives in the short time you were here, and for that, we are all so very thankful. Peace be with you our brother. GODSPEED 811.

There once lived a man named Josh Litchtle #811 GODSPEED. You could notice him by his big, white, beautiful smile that could have stretched all the way around the world. You could also notice him by his love, compassion, and huge one footers!  Yup, you got it, the largest one footers on the planet. If you don’t believe me ask around, it’s a legacy!

Josh Litchtle wasn’t your average man or human being. Josh was a man on a mission. Not just any mission either, a mission to live his life to the fullest. And there wasn’t anyone or anything that was going to stop him from doing just that.

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IS IT TIME TO HIT THE RESET BUTTON? HERE ARE 7 STEPS YOU SHOULD TAKE

You know what I love about video games? They have a reset button. It doesn’t matter where you’re at in the game, or what you’ve done, all you have to do push that little button on the controller and whalla! The game resets and you are off to a whole new start. Now how cool is that?

I’m not a big gamer or anything, but I do love Super Mario Brothers. A few years ago when one of the new versions came out, I literally sat there and played until I beat the whole game. I had blisters on my hands, and my eyes were bulging out of my head!

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YOU DO NOT NEED MUCH TO BE HAPPY

Do you realize that happiness does not come from all your stuff? I want to ask this again, do you realize that happiness does not come from all your stuff? It is true.

Photo Courtesy of: Creative Commons

For years and years I thought the more stuff I had, the happier I would be: more motorcycles, more cars, more houses, more money, more, more more, I wanted more. What was I thinking? I guess I wasn’t, I was just trying to fit in.

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