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"Love what you do, love who you do it with and love who you do it for." - John Paul DeJoria
Starting off with a powerful quote and potentially a glass of scotch has always helped lubricate the writing process for me. Motivation is something that comes from the most remarkable places. I find that most of the time it comes from within, what I am doing and the people I surround myself with. I wanted to touch on that for a brief second and break you off with a nugget or three.
- Love What You Do
That’s the most obvious right? There are still tons of people out there making good money off of doing something that they don’t love doing. Even worse there are even more people not making money doing what they don’t love to do. Then you have this other group of people who don’t make much but love what they do. They can’t sleep because they love doing it. They can’t wait to wake up and start doing it again. Every once in a while, you meet the luckiest person in the world. The one who loves what they do and generates enough revenue for themselves and family to not have to worry about money at all. I guess what I am trying to say is, make sure you love what you do, you will be a happier person for it.
- Love Who You Are Doing It With
I have a simple way of knowing if I can work with someone or not. I need to trust you. I need to know if you can get the job done. Most importantly I need to be able to have a beer with you. It has to be all three. No exceptions. You can trust someone who can get the job done but when shit hits the fan and you can’t have a beer with that person, it’s not going to be pretty. It’s not about friendship. It’s about being able to meet on common ground and discuss our problems, identify solutions and move on. I just so happen to work with some of my best friends, but they can all get the job done and I trust them. You may not be as lucky so just stick to those three and you should be fine.
- Love Who You Are Doing It For
Business development is all about relationships and respecting your client/customer It is almost impossible to forge an authentic relationship with someone if you can’t figure out a way to like and potentially love them. I learned this from hanging with a lot of criminal defense attorneys. Why? Because we want them to love us and our brand. People love when we listen to them, when we hook them up with a drink or something special. I can’t stress this point enough. The moment you no longer love the people you are doing it for will be the moment they begin to talk to someone else who is willing to listen to them and take your business.