If you don’t follow your passion, you end up hating your job, your wife and your life! If you don’t follow your passion, you suck! If you don’t follow your passion, you half-ass everything, and that sucks for the people who have to work with you, and that sucks for your boss, and that sucks … Read more
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: (Excerpts): Truth be told, I never graduated from college. I dropped out of Reed College after the first six months but then stayed around as a drop-in for another eighteen months or so before I really quit. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, … Read more
“Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong….And yet, a person can perform only from strength.” – Peter Drucker
“… people have several times more potential for growth when they invest energy in developing their strengths instead of correcting their deficiencies. “Our studies indicate that people who do have the opportunity to focus on their strengths every day are six times as likely to be engaged in their jobs and more than three times … Read more
The Wright brothers were bicycle mechanics, for crying out loud! And they built a frackin airplane! – against their own father’s religious objections of “If God wanted us to fly he would have given us wings.” Bullshit, if God wanted us to fly he would have allowed the most passionate person to make it happen. … Read more
If you’re not energized about what you’re doing, you simply will not work as hard at it – period! And, worse, you’re letting the people around you think that living half-a-life is OK. It’s not OK. Passion brings out the best in you. AND, it brings out the best in the people around you.
Your born. Your life goes FLYING by. Then you die. You better do something remarkable between the time you’re born and the time you die! Stop fucking around.
“My story is the power of thought, the power of choice, the power of focus. It’s the story of bringing ourselves to the attention of something that so animates you, so moves you, that something like cancer becomes insignificant!” (time-marker in video: 7:48) ~ Ananda Shankar Jayant (fighting cancer with dance) http://www.ted.com/talks/ananda_shankar_jayant_fights_cancer_with_a_dance.html
This is exactly the crazy kinda stuff that could allow you to not have to work a job you hate. There are a bunch of business development opportunities that the owner has already turned down. Cats, especially cats like http://twitter.com/sockington (1.5 million followers as of June 22, 2010), are a fantastic niche market. Read full … Read more
For many people, work is “not” energizing at all. It’s just a way to pay the bills. They like the weekend more than Monday. There’s something very wrong with that formula. You should like what you’re doing if you’re going to be doing it for 8 hours a day. Otherwise, you’re wasting your life!