“Find a job love or love the job you do.” We keep hearing this over and over while we are growing up. I remember hearing my father saying that all the time. He worked in a factory and had a middle management position. You would guess that he would be encouraging me to follow in his footsteps, but he did the exact opposite.
My father had a lot of business projects that he wanted to carry out, but he always complained that his schedule at the factory didn’t leave him any free time to start one of his ventures. He did try a couple of them but ended up selling them because he just could not concentrate on them like he wanted to. They would end up taking a lot of his time, and then he wouldn’t have any time left for anything else.
So, each time he could remember what happened, he would tell me to always follow my dreams. He also suggested that I read Robert Kiyosaki’s literature. I started reading it, and there were many things that I found interesting, but the most important one was to follow my dreams and learn to profit from them.
Shortly after, I started, alongside my father what would be our first venture together. It was a printing business. We produced the sort of things that people would use for marketing: flyers, business cards, invitations, company IDs, etc. I learned a lot during those times and really loved the feeling of independence I had. Sure, I had a lot of work, but it was always worth it.
I have met many other people in many areas of business that share the same thing: the love for what they do. Not surprisingly, they are also the happiest and most successful. When you do what you love, you are always coming up with great ideas to improve your work and reach success much faster than others. Among those who I found loved their jobs the most, were bartenders, janitors, doctors, and teachers.
I recently found another person who loves his job. He is a weatherman for an important news program. He had always cracked his colleagues up with his antics, and chose a very unusual way of telling the audience what the traffic conditions were for that day: by singing. That’s right! He takes his cue and delivers the most interesting traffic broadcast in the history of broadcasting. Well, at least in my book!