Are You Racing in the Daytona 500 in a 1985 Yugo?

by Eugene on March 2, 2011

This book is amazing!  Get your hands on it asap!  Gary talks about a number of intriguing points regarding the shift in business today and more importantly why and how you can position your family to capitalize from those changes!  In one chapter he presents 3 questions:
1.  Are you happy with your present job?  Like, really happy.  Like you don’t bitch and moan every Monday morning about how much you wish it were Friday night.
2.  Do you work for a company that allows you to have a public persona, either about your field or your true passion (which when I’m through I’ll have convinced you should be one and the same, but I’ll cut you some slack for now)?  In other words, are you allowed to have a blog, a Twitter account, or otherwise brand yourself in the public eye with an identity that is separate from that of the corporation?  Some industries, like finance and law, will not allow this.  If your passion is finance or law, do you love your field enough to make that sacrifice?  Do you think you’ll love it as much  in ten or twenty years and not regret missing out on all the opportunities inherent in social media?
3.  If you’re not allowed to develop a public persona at work, are you allowed to do so during your personal time?

Gary goes on further to say, “If you answer no to numbers 2 and 3, I don’t care how happy you are now, you should do everything you can to find another place to work or start the groundwork to launch your own business, because eventually you are going to suffocate.”

So at this point you may be asking yourself what does the Daytona 500 and a 1985 Yugo have to do with the price of tea in China.  If you’re not changing with the times you will get left behind!  My promise with this blog is to always bring you empowering information and Why Now is the Time to CRUSH IT! certainly falls within that category.  Gary will tell you, and I agree 100%, it’s not about the money, it’s about loving and providing for your family and living your passion!  I heard a speaker say once, “money can’t buy you happiness, but it allows you to make one hell of a down payment!”

Last Friday, I had an opportunity to meet and hear John McQueen, author of the #1 Best Selling book Living Proof: Celebrating the Gifts that Came Wrapped in Sand Paper.  He made three points which I believe are pertinent to living your passion.  John said you must:
1.  Find what you love
2.  Get good at it
3.  Convince someone to pay you for it (All sorts of creative ways to make this happen!)

Get After It!  What Are YOU Waiting For?  GO!

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1 Eugene Bell March 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm

A lit candle doesn't lose any intensity by lighting another candle so I absolutely have no problem promoting and sharing quality information from others! Thanks for reading Allison!

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2 Allison March 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm

I love the information that you are sharing! I love the fact that you are comfortable enough to share and promote other authors. Keep getting it done!

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