Learn how to find work you love so you never have to work another day in your life.
Are you doing something you love? When you go to work, is it something you enjoy or does it feel like a drag?
In this post I want to share how to do what you love so you don’t have to work another day in your life. But before I get to that, let me share with you an experience I recently had.
A few weeks ago, I was speaking to a prospect and when I asked him what he’s looking to achieve with a business of his own, he said that he knows people who work but it doesn’t feel like work to them. He proceeded to tell me that he doesn’t know the feeling of working without it feeling like work, and that he doesn’t even know if that’s possible. He said he’s been working 60+ hours every week, is frustrated with his job and he doesn’t love what he does – all he’s doing is just working to survive.
When I heard this man’s story, I related to it because it wasn’t too long ago that I was in the exact same position – I was stuck behind a desk in a frustrating job that wasn’t my passion. When I’d had enough, I set the intention that I wanted to do something I love so I no longer have to work another day in my life.
Today, I’m happy to say that I’m doing something I ABSOLUTELY love! My work involves helping others grow in their lives (hence why you’re on this blog) through coaching, mentoring, blogging and vlogging. For example, when I got the idea for this post I was out and about bike riding with my daughter, so I decided to make a video about this topic (be sure to watch the video below) – and that’s work for me!
But what I really want to share with you is 4 tips on how you can find work you love, so you never have to work another day in your life.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”– Confucius
Tip 1 – Don’t make it just about the money
You may have heard from me before that money is neither good or bad. However, it’s an essential part of our lives. Money gives us choices and, at the end of the day, it’s freedom of choice that we all want. However, if you’re not loving what you do, you’re going to be unhappy for the rest of your life, no matter how much money you’re making.
I’ve known a lot of people who work fly-in, fly-out jobs and, although they make OK money (relatively to a normal job salary), they’re away from their family for weeks at a time. I know I wouldn’t want to miss all the special moments of my daughter growing up because I’m away 4 weeks at a time and back for 1, just for the money. I also don’t want that lifestyle to put a strain on my marriage.
For me, I want to be with my family! I want to share every special moment I can, just like we’re doing. I literally capture every proud moment of my daughter growing up on my iPhone. I’m also writing this from the dining table while I watch her play in the living room just across from me; and we often go on overseas trips as a family while taking my business with me.
Now, working from home might not be for you, but the point is to not do it just for the money; rather, do it because it’s something that you love.
Tip 2 – Find something you’re passionate about
Be sure that whatever you do is something you’re passionate about and that every morning you wake up excited because you’re doing something that juices you!
Something I’ve learned is that when you do something you love, the money follows. Why does that work? Well, when you’re excited about something, you’ll be committed to learning, growing and doing whatever it takes to make it happen. Your energy levels will go through the roof and you’ll feel pumped with so many empowering emotions that will drive you to succeed.
CAUTION: Be sure that whatever work you’re passionate about is viable. The saddest person in the world is the owner of a vinyl record store working super hard to make it succeed, because his passion is records.
Tip 3 – Work harder on yourself than you do at your work
Focus on your personal development and growth. This is one part that many people miss and is why they don’t get the results they want. Reading books on life, money and success is going to teach you what it takes to become successful in whatever you do. As Billionaire Warren Buffet says “The more you learn, the more you earn.” Let me also say to you: the more you learn, the faster you’ll find what you’re passionate about.
Tip 4 – Work with a mentor
Having guidance from someone who already has the success you want is just as important as working on your own personal development. A successful mentor is going to see things in your life and business that you don’t, therefore he’ll be able to guide you to the point where you also have that success.
Take in mind, however, that it’s not a mentor's responsibility to make you successful. He’ll just be there to see where you’re at and guide you so you can get from A to Z. In the end, it’s your responsibility to take the information your mentor gives you and implement it into your life and business.
“Love what you do and do what you love. Don't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury
I hope these four tips helps you get on the path to finding work you love – so you never have to work another day in your life.
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Hey Alex thanks for sharing, it’s so important to do what you love and find something you are passionate about!
Absolutely Vitaliy! You find happiness in doing what you love 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog!
I really love it that you not only gave the why but the how.
I can totally relate as I started a blog a while ago and thought I needed to vlog about business instead of my number one passion. Just recently had the pop and feel so much better now.
Once again, thanks for sharing.
Thanks David! And great realisation you had. We should always remain to our true essence – even when blogging 🙂
Thanks for stopping by.
Isn’t it great to be able do something you love and not have to work? What a wonderful feeling it is. And yes, work on ourselves — always room to learn. Love this post. Thanks Alex.
It sure is Carol… that feeling of freedom! Thanks for your comment 🙂
This is such a great post that it really is my pleasure to share it. 😀
Thank you Lisa 🙂 Welcome to my blog!
do what you love,love what you do, it is a thin line in striking that balance,but this is absolutely necessary to acquire this type of mind and skill set.
“Do what you love and love what you do” – that’s one of my favourite quotes Wayne!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
Love your post, you are so right , for years we have had drummed into us the old fashion idea of the work 40 hours a week for 40 years and receive a gold watch at the end. No thanks. I have been an entrepreneur most of my working life, for me working to my schedule, and to achieve my goals (not someone else’s) it what makes me happy and love what I do, that doesn’t mean my life doesn’t have challenges, it does however I use those challenges to learn something new and refocus on what I want to achieve. My mission is to give back and assist others to live the life they desire.
That is amazing Kym! So good to know that you’re doing something you love 🙂 Your comment reminds me of something I heard a while ago… that when you love what you do, you’ll be willing to work through any challenges. It’s like marriage. When you’re married to someone, you don’t run out the front door when a challenge comes up; instead, you work through them because you love your spouse. So when you love the work you do, you’ll work through any challenges.
Thanks for the great share, Kym 🙂
Great Post Alex, I loved your video as well, pretty cool when you can go on a bike ride with your daughter… and that’s work, that sounds like living your dream! So many people just can’t see how it could be for them. Find Your Passion and Do What You Love! Isn’t it time to start living?
Thanks Robert 🙂 Sure am living my dreams! I agree with what you said… some people don’t even know that it’s possible, like the person I spoke to. And yes, it’s sure time to start living! 🙂
Mate I love this & so resonate with everything you’re laying down here.
Cheers Alex 🙂
Thanks Alex, great post! 🙂 Often people are doing jobs they do not enjoy, but I think you are right find a job your enjoy and your life will change!
That’s true Darren – most people are doing something they don’t love. Doing something you’re passionate about is so important for your happiness and overall well-being!
You are right about working harder on yourself than you do at work. Before you can impact other peoples lives you need to be capable of making an impact, you need to become a person of value. This can only happen when you work hard on yourself. Getting a mentor goes hand in hand with this, as they help hit goals you wouldn’t of thought were possible by yourself!
That’s right Isaac – We can’t offer something to someone else when we don’t have anything to offer. And yes, a mentor challenges us to hit goals we never thought possible.
Thanks for the valuable share 🙂
I definitely believe and doing what you love and finding your passion especially if you want time and financial freedom because when you do you will not grow tired. Thanks for sharing this article.
Spot on Christian! When you love what you do, you’ll continue doing it because you love it 🙂
Hey Alex, great post. A subject I love, what is the quote? “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life”….so true! Thanks for sharing
That’s the quote 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Kevin!
Hey Alex, so the one dudes quote, “Working to survive.” How many can relate to that! Or you are just comfortable with a paycheck. Hey we start to have breakthroughs when we step OUT of our comfort zones! Find you passion and start running! Great post man.
Such great points Alex. Just wonderful how you are just casually riding around with your daughter on the back. How cool is that. What? you call that work!!!! I love it when kids have their parents around to watch them grow. Something you will never get back and glad you can do that.
So glad I have really embraced blogging and being myself when I am doing it. Totally enjoying the journey. Thanks for your share. truly enjoy your insights and wisdom for such a young guy!!! Keep it up
Hey Sharon, tell me about it! I’m so grateful to be around her all the time. I wouldn’t trade all the special moments with her for going to a job.
I’m glad your enjoying blogging! I only made it a part of my business a few months ago and it’s so much fun 🙂
Thanks for your awesome comment!
Great post and video Alex! Living your passion and earning money by helping others from the comfort of your own home or wherever you’re at is my ultimate goal and I hope to get there one day soon. The transition is slow but dedication, persistence, and patience is the key I’m sure. As a single-mother it’s hard to balance the time to stay consistent in working on my passion for my home-business, working a full-time day job plus doing everything for my two children (school, meetings, activities, etc.). I realize it’s not about how much time I don’t have but how much time I’m willing to put aside to ensure the future I deserve… Thanks for that reminder, really enjoyed your post!
when you are passionate about something, it shows
Hi Alex, thanks for sharing this uplifting post! I promised myself a long time ago I would never punch a clock and just wait for my shift to be over. Enjoying what I do is by far the most important thing to me. My philosophy is do what you enjoy and things and everything else will just fall in place. Working great for me so far:)
I promised myself that a while ago too Robert! It’s amazing not having to work for anyone else. Love your philosophy! You just have to have the right vehicle too, because if someone’s passionate about vinyl records then a vinyl record store is not going to work in today’s world.
Thanks for your comment 🙂
Yep having a fulfilling work is something that is really important.
Lucky for me I’ve been interested in programmin my whole life and was able to join a startup that is doing good in the eHealth area. The job is fun to do and at times very stressful and other times very rewarding.
Now I’ve found my moonshining job which is blogging and that as well is really rewarding. It helps me learn the PD stuff on a much deeper level when I have to explain it to others.
That’s awesome Nathan! Blogging is so rewarding. In the 6 Human Needs Psychology, growth and contribution is what makes a person the most fulfilled; and blogging allows you to tap into both those human needs – Growth by learning PD and contribution by sharing it with others.