Hey guys, Dan Thomas from Image Doctor and Improvemant.com and stay tuned as we discuss why you should DO WORK YOU LOVE.
Statistically speaking we spend more than a third of our lives working. These stats are based on just over 40 hours of work per week but let’s get SERIOUS for a second, who’s working 9-5 any more? Not to mention that those stats don’t include things like:
It seems that people are being forced to work longer hours yet salaries have been stagnant for years and 80% OF EMPLOYEES DON’T LIKE THEIR JOB. And of that 80% I wonder how many people actually HATE their job and fear the haunting sound of their alarm clock as they aggressively hit the snooze button.
After completing studies and working for 12 months as a nurse I started my first business at the age of 21 and have sold and started several others before finally starting my dream businesses around 18 months ago at the age of 30.
So when it came to starting my latest ventures I had the seemingly unachievable goal of combining the good parts of my previous career endeavours whilst offloading the bad. This created what is now my guiding vision and motivation in:
Living by this guiding principle and applying a sickening work ethic has created a very important OUTCOME:
I NEVER FEAR THE SOUND OF MY ALARM CLOCK AND NO LONGER FEEL THE NEED TO USE THE SNOOZE BUTTON.
I’m truly blessed and thankful to perform work I love and care about so much that:
Knowing how amazing this is and how thankful I am, I felt inspired to create this post in the hope that others may feel inspired to chase the illusive 20%. What’s the 20% you ask? Well the 20% is the percentage of those that aren’t unhappy in their career. And I’m guessing of that 20% there would only be around 5% of people that passionately love their career.
A gentleman by the name of Scott Dinsmore took himself from the 80% to the 20% and felt it was his lifes mission and purpose to help others do the same and not waste a third of their lives doing work that negatively affects the state of their head, health and heart.
Scott Dinsmore created the website LIVE YOUR LEGEND
Live your legend is a practical, tool based and guideline driven resource for people wanting to be in the illusive 20th percentile but feel stuck and not sure how to get there. By utilising the free and paid resources at the LIVE YOUR LEGEND website you can increase your chances of breaking free from the current robotic career you find yourself in.
Not only is life too short, but life is too PRECIOUS to waste a third of it being unhappy in a career that involves your head but not your heart. So if you’re currently in the 80% then I want you to start your journey towards the 20% by visiting LIVE YOUR LEGEND and taking control and responsibility of your happiness before it’s too late.
Below I have included a TED TALK that Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend performed which all 80 percenters need to watch and I’ve also included my take away quotes from this fantastic presentation below:
And before you watch this great Ted Talk I want to leave you with a very powerful quote I have hanging on my office wall:
“EIGHT YEARS AGO I GOT THE WORST CAREER ADVICE OF MY LIFE, I HAD A FRIEND TELL ME – SCOTT DON’T WORRY ABOUT HOW MUCH YOU LIKE THE WORK YOU’RE DOING NOW, IT’S ALL ABOUT JUST BUILDING YOUR RESUME”
“THEN I READ SOME ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT ADVICE FROM WARREN BUFFET – TAKING JOBS TO BUILD UP YOUR RESUME IS THE SAME AS SAVING UP SEX FOR OLD AGE”
“CLOSE TO 80% OF PEOPLE DON’T ENJOY THEIR WORK WHICH IS THE AVERAGE THAT DELOITTE HAS FOUND WITH THEIR STUDIES”
“OF THE 80% OF PEOPLE I’D SIT DOWN WITH FOR LUNCH (TO GIVE THEM CAREER ADVICE) 80% WOULD QUIT THEIR JOB WITHIN 2 MONTHS”
“ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCES, WE LEARN THEM EVERYDAY AND EVERY MINUTE ABOUT WHAT WE LOVE, WHAT WE HATE, WHAT WE’RE GOOD AT AND WHAT WE’RE TERRIBLE AT. AND IF WE DON’T SPEND TIME PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT AND ASSIMILATING THAT LEARNING AND APPLYING IT TO THE REST OF OUR LIVES IT WAS ALL FOR NOTHING”
“BECAUSE WHEN WE START PUTTING THIS STUFF TOGETHER WE CAN THEN DEFINE WHAT SUCCESS ACTUALLY MEANS TO US, BUT WITHOUT THESE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COMPASS IT’S IMPOSSIBLE”
“WE END UP IN THE SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE THE SCRIPTED LIFE EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE LIVING TRYING TO GO UP THE LADDER THAT’S GOING NOWHERE. IT’S THE SAD STATE OF MOST OF THE PEOPLE THAT HAVEN’T SPENT THE TIME UNDERSTANDING WHAT MATTERS TO THEM”
“THERE’S 2 REASONS PEOPLE DON’T DO THINGS, 1 – THEY TELL THEMSELVES THEY CAN’T DO IT AND 2 – PEOPLE AROUND THEM TELL THEM THEY CAN’T DO IT. THEY START TO BELIEVE THIS AND EITHER WAY THE GIVE UP OR NEVER GET STARTED”
“THE THING IS EVERYTHING WAS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL SOMEBODY DID IT”
“YOU PROVE PEOPLE WRONG, YOU PROVE YOURSELF WRONG AND YOU CAN MAKE LITTLE INCREMENTAL PUSHES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS POSSIBLE”
“THE FASTEST WAY TO DO THINGS YOU THINK CAN’T BE DONE IS TO SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PASSIONATE PEOPLE ALREADY DOING THEM”
“AND THE THING IS, PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO WAKE UP TO THIS POSSIBILITY THAT THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY LIMITS POSSIBILITY NOW IS IMAGINATION”
“YOU CAN EITHER HANG AROUND THE PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU YOU’RE STUPID FOR TRYING, OR SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE POSSIBILITY”
“DO THE THINGS THAT INSPIRE US SO WE CAN INSPIRE OTHERS TO DO WHAT INSPIRES THEM”
“START BY ASKING YOURSELF WHAT ARE THE THINGS YOU WAKE UP LOVING TO DO NO MATTER WHAT. WHETHER YOU’RE PAID OR NOT PAID BUT THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE THANK YOU FOR”
“AS WE FINISH UP I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION TO ASK YOU GUYS AND I THINK IT’S THE ONLYQUESTION THAT MATTERS – WHAT IS THE WORK YOU CAN’T NOT DO? DISCOVER THAT AND LIVE IT. BUT NOT JUST FOR YOU BUT FOR EVERYBODY AROUND YOU BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT STARTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD”
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