The Power of Podcasts and Doing What You LOVE!
Take a Risk - Be Uncomfortable and GROW!
I am recently doing some major self discovery having done quite a bit in my career thus far and having over half of my life left to do whatever I want. That said, I have come to realize that I am done fitting into the mold that others have created. I have found that out the hard way… realizing I may not be the best employee if I don’t have the passion for what I am doing. When I was talking with my dad the other day, he sent me a podcast to check-out which really hit home and I encourage any of my readers to check-out.
The Business of Building Wealth - David Osborn, Serial Entrepreneur
Don’t let the title stray you… My dad isn’t one of those motivational speaker seekers, he is not about the bullshit. So, I decided to trust him and listen to the podcast. WOW. I highly recommend this podcast. It is raw, honest, and motivating. “Do what you love and see what happens”… - David Osborn. This quote hits home because I am at that point in my life where I can pick whatever the hell I want and see what happens. Worst case, it doesn’t work and I have to reset again - nothing bad happens from resetting and focusing on self.
One thing these guys hit home on was how our educational system teaches us to put all our focus on what we are bad at… You fail at math, you have to get a math tutor, take additional time on tests, etc. I just realized this is what I had been doing for a while trying to do Project Management or Administrative Support (fired from both of those jobs). I worked those jobs because my family got excited when I got a steady paycheck and because I thought that would make me “successful” - NOT THE CASE. Now, jobless and rediscovering myself, I realize that I would rather be aware in what I want out of life and how I want to make an impact.
If you are unhappy in your job - QUIT. Go find what you want and put everything into that. If you need to make money, find a way to do what you love while you work a full-time job until you can QUIT and do what you love full time. If you never take a risk and you never leap into your dreams then you are never putting yourself into a position where you can get lucky and have success!
Thanks dad (aka John Coyier) - I’d be lost without you!