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ITG #12 - Working with Passion

By Matt Blake

Living your life with passion is important... having a certain lust or gusto for life will allow you to enjoy all that this beautiful world provides you. But Passion in your work is just as important. While it might not be practical when you are young or in school, taking your passion and turning it into your vocation is VITALLY important to your happiness. Doing what you love should always be a part of the big picture... even if it only starts as a side-gig or an after-hours hustle. If you don't LOVE your job, then find a job doing what you love and take the steps to get that job. “The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” Pearl S. Buck “Yes, I’ve made a great deal of dough from my fiction, but I never set a single word down on paper with the thought of being paid for it … I have written because it fulfilled me. Maybe it paid off the mortgage on the house and got the kids through college, but those things were on the side—I did it for the buzz. I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for the joy, you can do it forever.” Stephen King “If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, go out and sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures. Sweep streets like Handel and Beethoven composed music. Sweep streets like Shakespeare wrote poetry. Sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, here lived a great street sweeper who swept his job well.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make.” Mark Twain “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” Maya Angelou “Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” Johnny Carson Book to Read: Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big - Tool to Try - Fiverr - Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify…. I get may earn commissions for purchases made through some of the links in this show. This is to help support the show and does not have any impact on my recommendations If you would like to be a guest on the show or you have a question or topic you can email the show at InspiredToGreatness Podcast AT Gmail Dot Com… You can find the show on Facebook, at Inspired Podcast, and on Instagram at Inspired To Greatness Podcast, and remember, everything is on our website at Thanks again, my friends… Go do amazing things, be awesome, Go Inspire, Motivate, and Dominate! Guest Info: Jeaneth Helton - Infuse Me Cupcakes

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