It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon and the brains behind our operation, Wayne, and I decided to meet and work. I have settled into a grove after having really good nachos at Dave’s Town Club in Delano, MN, and happened to look up just a few minutes ago and like a flash of light, this blog post was born.
There are many kinds of love…love for your family and friends…love for a hobby or a beautiful day, but how do you feel about your job? Do you hop out of bed every morning like Tigger, excited to get to work or do you drag yourself into the office everyday feeling uninspired?
As children we were taught that there was a line between work and fun. But why? Why not leverage those things that you do well and enjoy doing into a career? One of my favorite personal growth experts, John Warder, says that those who work doing what they love “do it with more passion and more productivity and with more excitement than anyone else”.
Believe me, I understand that in the recent economic downturn that sometimes you just have to do what you have to do in order to stay afloat, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be pursuing your passion on the side until it is viable enough to become your main source of income.
In fact, it was while I was working in a situation where my creativity and drive were stifled that BetterBuyQuick began to bloom. I would spend my workdays doing what needed to be done but my evenings and weekends were spent learning, growing and helping develop our company. I love what I am doing and cannot imagine “working” anywhere else or with anyone else.
I have never known anyone else who has the drive and passion for not only life itself, but for BetterBuyQuick. Wayne’s vision and ideas constantly amaze me and his determination to succeed is what fuels me during those rare low moments. We are a great team because he makes us one! He has shown me how to utilize my strengths and passion to create something bigger than myself that will allow me to help others become the best that they can be and gives me opportunities that I never thought were possible.
Life is too short…do what you love !!!!
Thanks for reading J
Porta, Mandy. http://www.inc.com/guides/2010/06/defining-your-target-market.html. June 22, 2010