Never work a day in your life

Lewis Howes is an amazing guy. I get all fired up every time I hear him talk. If you’ve never heard of him, go check out the Screw The 9 To 5 podcast.

This is a guy whose passion is passion. YOUR passion — and helping you find it, use it, build it, and live it. This is a guy whose dream it is to help people truly live all the way.

And for the last 3 years, I’ve become the living proof that what Lewis is talking about is THE most important thing you can do for your business. Because for the last 3 years, I’ve lived a dream job I built for myself, traveled the world, and spent around $2 million of other people’s money in pursuit of that passion.

The first incarnation of the film and recording studio I built at my 9 to 5

I built my dream with sweat, a ton of hard work, a bit of slacker knowledge that I already possessed from my stoner youth, and lots and lots of passion. Sure, there was a whole lot I didn’t know when I started. And yeah, I was worried. But it didn’t matter. Because I knew I CARED. DEEPLY.

Looking back, it’s helped me realize that whether you’re currently in a large corporate 9 to 5 (like me) or fully engaged in your own standalone entrepreneurship, you can still build a business like no other on the purest fuel there is: passion.

As it happens, the “business” I built is within another business — someone else’s business — but even that became a fulcrum across which I was able to bring to bear every resource in my knowledge arsenal to create something lasting, something important… and something incredibly fun.

I’ve never worked so hard in my life, for as long and sustained a period. But even at the hardest times, it still didn’t FEEL like work. In fact, at its worst, I was still having so much fun that it FELT like I was just fucking around all day long and getting paid for the privilege. There is no better feeling.

Passion comes in practically unlimited supply. It can power any engine. It is not dependent upon location or your internet connection or how much money you make. It doesn’t care what kind of house you live in, your annual income, whether you’re Two Buck Chuck or fine Bordeaux, or what color you came out of the womb.

Passion is a combination of lots of things… which may be one reason so many people struggle to find it. Emotion. Devotion. Ardor. Rapture. Enthusiasm. Intensity. Conviction. Nerve. But whatever its source, do what you love. Because if you love what you do, you’ll never “work” a day in your life.

Find your passion. Live it.

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