Do you leap out of bed in the morning? Are you excited about your life? Some people eagerly launch into their day and their enthusiasm infects everyone they meet. We lose track of time when we are engaged in our life’s work. We become absorbed in the flow of life and feel energized in a way that no caffeinated drink can supply. We know when we are in the flow—it just feels right. We have loads of energy and we leap—rather than obsess—over obstacles. Freud is often quoted as saying that “mental health is the ability to love and to work.” Does billionaire Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and Pixar, need to work? Of course not. His passion and enthusiasm for his creative projects fuel both companies to succeed and creates joy for millions of customers. I recently met a man who sold his successful company for a small fortune. He took a well-deserved break and now runs a small e-business. He told me, “How much golf could I play?” I sometimes feel that a long retirement and freedom from work would make me very happy. However, I think a passion-filled life with exciting projects and people to love generates more joy than sitting on the beach with a frozen mixed drink.
What is your passion? What would you do if you didn’t need money? The answers to these questions are important because when we “follow our bliss” our lives naturally get easier and we find that synchronicity appears. Do you wonder why you are miserable when doing certain things? It is your soul guiding you! Clearly and distinctly, you are always being guided towards your greatest joy and away from that which doesn’t feed your soul. We joke around our house that people forget to eat when they are passionate about their life. We say that “life is feeding them.” I know that when I forget to eat, I’m on the right path for me. I’ve discovered what millions of small organizations have already realized—that the internet can connect all of us in ways that enhance and enrich our lives. From chat to blogs, auctions and e-business, there has never been so much opportunity to reach out and make a difference in the world.
Which companies are changing the world? Small businesses are finding new ways to connect with customers and colleagues worldwide. I often think that with six billion people on the planet, certainly a tiny percentage will appreciate (i.e., pay you for) your contribution to the world. When you use the internet, you have a much greater
chance of reaching that tiny percentage. Your life’s work can certainly be joyful and valuable and profitable—”as you give, you
Enjoy your summer!
Tony Cecala, Ph.D.
About Tony Cecala
Tony is a business strategist. He publishes the Holistic Networker and produces the Wellness Expo. In his spare time he reads about technology and the mind.