Words may inspire but only action creates change. -Simon Sinek
Vacation. Inspiration. LIBOR.
The looming LIBOR meteor and overall sense of economic doom is palpable. This is also the season when many of us take a vacation from our work, but why? I’ve read over 80% of us work at something that doesn’t renew us or give us any sense of inspiration. Unfulfilled. Resentment. Anger.
Chris Guillebeau wrote $100 Startup for everyone in the 80% unhappy with their work, yes, even you. Chris has visited over 175 countries, yet, he’s never held a “job” and his goal is to see every country on Earth before his 35 birthday.
The book will cost most around $20, add in the $100 and begin creating a life that’s not about a hopeful paycheck from a dinosaur company.
Why do I mention all of this? We recently went on a mini-vacation of sorts. I was excited to crack open my laptop every day I was there. My wife & daughter cooked Friday night into the wee hours and all day Saturday so our invited guests could enjoy a Middle Eastern Feast and this:
Each of us was there, doing something we *enjoy* doing, so we could share it with others. Today, I put my publisher hat on and pass this along to you.
Everything Is An Excuse
If Chris can travel the globe, you can begin replacing your “job” with something you want to do. Everyone can turn in their salary keys, create security of self. If you’re a writer, you might need a pen name to succeed. If you’re an artist you must create the remarkable and so it goes.
- Believe you’re ‘incapable” or have nothing to offer the world? Excuses.
- Believe it is impossible for the “average” man or woman? Excuses.
Once you believe anything is possible:
- Step 1: Buy Book.
- Step 2: Start. Do. Go.
- Step 3: Need Help, Ask.
It is this simple (not easy) and INSANELY scary, because the excuse jar has been dumped out. Everything is on you, not the company, but YOU. Remember, Lehman Brothers, Polaroid, Kodak, ad nausem? Major companies are failing to make the digital transition and THAT is why you can create your own slice of wave crashing heaven for yourself.
I’ve decided what I want to ** DO ** on “vacation”, but will you?