If you don’t love your work, you will be blown away by the competition
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|Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing|
that it is not the fish they’re after.” – Henry David Thoreau
If you are working just for the money, you won’t be happy and you
probably won’t make much money. It’s the universe’s way of prodding you
to do something you really love.
When you really love
what you do, you are less attached to money, and so you usually find you
make more of it. Money is a game – you win by playing the game and not
agonising over the score.
You may appreciate money, but dedication goes way beyond money.
Whatever work you are doing at the moment, you are competing against
people who love what they are doing. If you don’t love your work, you will be
blown away by the competition.
Is there room for you?
There’s always room for
excellence. Eighty percent of
people are very nice, and also a
How often do you get
picked up in a clean taxi? When
did you last get to see your doctor
on time? How often do you get
fine service in a restaurant?
Doing what you love doesn’t
have to involve years of training and
big expense – and it can often grow
out of apparent disaster.
Julie has a
manicurist, Danielle, who used to rent a corner of a hairdressing salon.
When the hairdresser doubled her rent, Danielle was devastated. Then she
piled all her nail polishes into a fishing tackle box, and started doing
home manicure visits on her motor scooter. She’s punctual, gives great
service and she’s booked weeks ahead.