A Break from Social Media Marketing…
I have been blessed with a wonderful family, all of which I admire and strive to be more like. My father is my mentor… and in business he has given me 1 rule: “Find what you love to do and figure out how to make money doing it.”
I have been fortunate enough to figure that out, kinda :), although, I’m still not exactly sure what I want to be “when I grow up,” but for now I’m doing what I love. I also take comfort in the fact that my father still says he’s not sure what he wants to be when he grows up :).
However, taking that one step further, I was listening to Frank Kern the other day and he was talking about imagining what would make you happy, what your day would be like if you could have a “perfect” day. Although I do what I love, I had never thought about what a perfect day would be like… what would I enjoy doing from the time I wake up until the time I went to bed.
I quickly grabbed my journal and started describing my day and what it would look like. I described what I wanted to do, who I wanted to surround myself with, where I wanted to be, etc. After I was finished, I looked at it and thought “well, now why don’t I do that? What’s holding me back?”
It was simple, I had never put down on paper.
With that simple exercise, I quickly changed the way I was running my business… and my day. After all, isn’t that what it’s about? If you aren’t having fun, then you need to change what you are doing.
For me, that meant figuring out what made me smile most in life and making sure I filled my day with that as much as possible. It’s amazing how much more productive you become when you are smiling.
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”