Sunday, February 20, 2011

Success as Interpreted by The Greats

Every issue of Esquire comes with a section where they ask famous people their meanings of life. It's one of the most thought provoking but yet profound reads and is the key to many of might thoughts and motives on obtaining ultimate success.

Here are my favorite three from an interview with David Brown.

Producer, interviewed in June 2001 by Cal Fussman.
  1. WORK YOURSELF to death. It's the only way to live.
  2. GOOD HEALTH is beautifully boring.
  3. NEVER BE the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both.
Those are some good thoughts to start the week right.


Saturday, February 05, 2011

Doing what you love, I get it now!

Ok, it’s been since October since my last post. But if anyone knows anything they know I have been around the internet. This blogger blog was my baby, and it still is, therefore I have to return where it all started. Right?

So what have I been up to? I have been carving a piece of the net out for myself. I have started an Internet marketing company and I’m making it happen. I have about 40 websites and still counting. Some are what I call premium brand and some are just booster to the premium brand.

Recently the light went on. I realize now when people like Oprah, Dr. Phil, Jim Rohn, and all these super successful people say, “You have to do something you love first?” I used to think, “That’s easy for you to say – you’re making millions doing what you love”. Then I realized, if not for money, but for your sanity – you should do what you love. But maybe take a two pronged approach. First do what you have to do to get a check, then do something you love and try and monetize it. This is actually critical to living the quality of life that you deserve. Critical? Sounds severe doesn't it? We it is!

Let’s take the 97% of you out there that don’t like their jobs. Let’s split up your day and see how much out of the 24 hrs do you really truly get to enjoy.
  • Sleep 7 hrs.
  • Working a job you hate: 9 hrs.
  • Commuting and prepare for work: 1.5 hrs.
  • Gym (Exercise) 20 minutes at a minimum
  • Eating: 1 hr.
  • Chores for living (dishes, bill pay, ironing, etc.) 40 min
That’s 19.5 hrs out of 24 that you are not enjoying yourself. What do you do with the other 4.5?

How scary is that? Over 81% of your day is spent doing things you don't want to do. Sounds like a prison sentence.

You have 4.5 hrs to enjoy yourself per weekday. Now, If you enjoy your job, that goes up to 13.5. 3 times more. The numbers don’t lie.

If you throw children into the equation, all the numbers change drastically. The 4.5 can go down to 1 depending on the age of your children. One after school sport, help with homework, and a bedtime story can turn that 4.5 hours into 30 minutes. Then the guy working a job he loves is enjoying life 18 times more then you are.

That’s what I call a better quality of life. Think about it and take action.
If that doesn't motivate you to take control of your life then nothing will.

I’m not back – I never left.