Be who you needed when you were younger. That means two things:
1. Many people ask me, “How can I find my passion?” And I usually tell them to write a list of the things they liked doing when they were a kid.
Passion is abundant when we are young. We play. We draw. We sing. We write. We color.
But then we grow up and we are told we have to make money. So we choose things like accounting or a dentist. No one really wants to be an accountant.
Making money from your passion is simple: Do what you love and use it to help people. Then, the money will follow.
2. When we are young, we seek someone older to inspire us. Whether it was your teacher or your father. We all have that one person.
For me, it was my dad. He always did everything he could to help his students.
I think that if we could all try and inspire someone, the world can be a better place.
I really admire Seth Godin. When he said that I could interview him, it changed my life forever. To have someone be so famous and have them take some time out of their day to talk to you. It’s life changing.
Reach out to someone today and offer to help them in any way.
It’s how the seeds of friendship and opportunity are sown.
When you’re a kid, possibilities are endless. The future is bright. Cartoons are great. Holidays are magical. Weekends are fun. And Summers are endless.
Teach me how to be a kid again.