Does it make sense to slog for 40 years at a job that grinds you down from 9-to-5 every day, just to build a nice nest egg for retirement? And if you are an Internet Marketer, how do you continually fire yourself up? Find out in this week’s Friday Podcast.
Notes follow after the “more”:
“Do what you love, love what you do”
As a consultant, I meet people who are slogging away at 9-to-5 job for 40 years, so that they enjoy another 20 years of retirement.
Does it make spend 40 years to enjoy yourself for 20 years?
It certainly doesn’t sound very fun.
Why not enjoy all 60 years instead?
Do something you love, and which continually fires you up.
Linked In: Haven for the nosy
With comprehensive bios, you get a sense of the Internet Marketer’s path.
A common question I continually receive: how did you get started?
An easy solution: study profiles on LinkedIn.
I am fortunate to “work”, or rather be in an industry with people who are really fired up
Always a pleasure to talk to people who are just as excited today with what they’re doing, as when they first started out.
Let me poke around the backgrounds of two of my friends.
I’m sure they won’t mind…At least I hope they won’t mind.
Sam has been Prof of Religious Studies at Gardner-Webb University located in North Carolina.
Sam’s other experience:
Affiliate manager, COO for online advertising network
blogger and new CEO for revenuews internet marketing content portal and community
US East Coast GM for Clicks2Customers, serving as an evangelist and building relationships with key north american customers
or look at Robyn “SleepyBlogger” Tippins who’s been:
- b5 blog network editor
- worked as a blogger/writer/content developer
- word of mouth marketing project for Intel
- “video game work” at PR agency Fleischmann Hillard
I’ve talked to Robyn regularly and she’s doing very well business wise, and enjoying what she’s doing too.
Robyn’s currently Community Manager at Yahoo! blogging community MyBlogLog.
Someone who loves what they’re doing:
just need to read their blogs, or twitter updates or meet them at events like sobcon, affiliate summit to know they’re fired up about what they’re doing.
can see it in their eyes, and from the way they talk. just excited to do what they do.
–> people are constantly emailing me for “secrets to internet marketing success”
The biggest secret or motivator for me has always been to focus on what’s exciting.
What makes you wake up at 3am, not because you have to, but because you’ve tons of ideas circulating in your mind and you need to work on it immediately.
Sure, there will be days, when you have 500 emails to go through, and you can’t always pass it to an assistant, but i think when you take something on, you take it all on. when you’re dating someone, and if it escalates into something more serious, you accept them for who they are, warts and all.
Loving what you do is a choice you can make, it’s something in your control.
The choice is in your hands, and you can choose to work for 40 years, to enjoy the next 20 years after that (assuming inflation doesn’t catch up with your savings)…
Or you can instead make a choice to find something you enjoy doing now.
It’s coming to about 6 years since i last worked for somebody as an employee,
During the early days, you won’t have the certainty of having a fixed paycheck coming in at the end of every month,
I’ve always learned something new with every new project and each new consulting assignment I’ve taken on.
As an Insider’s insider, you’ll be surprised how things work behind the scenes.
To wrap up, you’ll know you love what you’re doing, when it leaves you feeling energized at the end of the day, or giving you a high.
If you play your cards right, and find something you enjoy doing and throwing yourself fully into it, there’s no doubt that you’ll find a pot of gold not just at the end of the rainbow, but at each step of the way.