What Is the Work You Can’t Not Do?
As I talked about in a previous post, passion is one of the keys to success. You have to find that thing you love to do so much that it doesn’t even feel like work when you’re doing it. You stay up until 3:00 AM doing it then get up at 6:00 AM to do it all over again, just because you’re so passionate about it. In this TED Talk I just found on Addicted2Success, Scott Dinsmore does a great job sharing about this very subject.
Scott Dinsmore – How To Find And Do Work You Love
“What is the work you can’t not do? Discover that. Live it. Not just for you, but for everyone around you. Because that is what starts to change the world.” – Scott Dinsmore
Scott is the founder of Live Your Legend, a website I just discovered thanks to this video. I’m definitely going to spend some time poking around his site to see what he has to offer!
Why settle for ordinary when you can devote your life to something that sets you on fire!?
I really do love my job. I feel incredably blessed to enjoy going into work (most days) and doing something that I have a passion for and which helps mankind.
I hope that I can continue to do something that I feel is impactful and fun for the rest of my life (and get paid for doing it).
Glad to hear it, Chad! I too love my job as a chemistry professor. However, I don’t love trading my time for money. If I want more money, I need to exchange more time and there’s much better things I can do with my time like spend it with family & friends, use it to help others, devote it to causes I’m passionate about, etc. So I’m attempting to turn my love for chemistry & teaching into something that can make more money with less time. Efficiency and productivity are all part of it, but so is using the internet in creative ways to generate income whether I’m putting in the time or not.
In other words, I want to take what I enjoy and put in the hard work now to build incomes streams around my passions in such a way that they will continue to pay me even as I put fewer and fewer hours into them over time. I invite you to poke around my site and check out some of my other posts for an idea of what I’m talking about.
Thanks so much for visiting! 🙂
Really good, Kent. You know that I’m pursuing this idea with my delicious “hobby” – keep rockin’ it out, my brutha.
I’m excited for you, Eric! I can totally see you taking many of the ideas that Harvest Eating used to be successful and adapting them to your own site and niche.
Anxious to see what develops for the both of us in 2013. 🙂