So many people have heard about this more than once, but they cannot just understand how it works.
Their concern is, I want to make money and be rich and you`re telling me to do what I love doing, what is the relationship between the two?
You know, it`s easier to understand if you tell a guy to marry a lady he truly loves, than if you advise him to engage in the vocation or business he loves.
Such a guy can easily reason, ‘’well, I’m going to be living with this lady, so it`ll be nice if I can marry someone I truly love.
But what about business?
Do I really care? All I want is to make money, why again do I need to fall in love with my business?
You just give me some minutes and I’ll explain the reasons why you have to go into a business or vocation you`re passionate about.
But before then, I have three things to say.
First, you know unemployment has pushed most people to a corner where whatever job comes is what they accept.
How can someone say he hate bank job when he cannot find another alternative?
And you see, the second thing I have to say is that, we found ourselves in this mess because of the way school had brainwashed us.
Every human being should be trained to create his own world and design it the way he loves to live it, but that`s not what school prepared us for, instead, we`re trained to live according to a formalized template designed by someone … many at times someone who doesn`t care about us.
We cannot be happy living the world we never created, and that`s why I hate school.
The third thing have to say here is that, riches is beyond your bank account.
Will you love to work as a slave, with so many tortures and be paid a million naira every month?
Some will say yes, until they try it and find out that one million naira doesn`t make up for what they are losing within 10hrs of working as a slave.
And you see, this exactly is what we`ve been compelled (forced) to do.
People are forced to work the job they hate because school had trained them to obey orders.
This is pathetic!
Bellow are the reasons why you should love your business (or work) if you want to be rich
1. Doing what you love gives you excitement.
You know what i`m talking about. You wake up in the morning and feel like, ‘’thank God the time has come’’. You`re excited to see that day because it`s a day you`re going to meet that lady you`ve long departed when she got admitted to a far away university. Why are you excited here? You love that babe. There is a game you`re excited watching or playing.
You are always on the look out for an opportunity to play or watch that game. Similar thing happens when you love what you`re doing for a living. You`re excited getting to the office. Though such a feeling is almost strange to most people, it`s a real experience of some people. When you love what you`re doing, you`re very excited doing it.
2. You will sleep less.
When I tell people how little I sleep, they usually wonder if it were possible. For instance when I was on campus, I would sleep around 11pm and wake up around 3:30am. I remember how I would jump up from my bed as if I was late for an appointment.
I was having about three other things I joined with my academics (campus politics, talking and researching business, reading motivational/business books, 30-50 each year), yet I was doing all of these wonderfully well.
Years after when I started doing the work I hate (as the head master of a private school), I started sleeping much. Now, I can live on 4hrs sleep and be okay. But why do you need only a little sleep if you`re doing what you love doing? Because…
3. You don`t really feel like you`re working.
You won`t be exhausted. You won`t feel like you`re working. You`ll be full of energy
4. You eat less.
Have you not found this to be true? Has it not occur to you that you forget food as you`re working?
Not only that, you just have a little need for food. I think this happens because if you love what you`re doing, you`re not exhausting so much energy as when you hate what you are doing.
I noticed that when I was doing the work I hated, I could eat four solid meals per day, why now, I sometimes eat an egg and a cup of tea for my breakfast.
5. You won`t need much entertainment.
So many people waste so many hours sitting before movies and television shows every day. I have a secret to tell you. it`s because they have not found their loved vocation.
Since I was around 14 years till the time of writing this, I have never seen the need for movies or television in my life. I have a smartphone with Watsapp and BBM applications on it, but i`ve never for once used them. if you see me chatting on facebook, it might have something to do with someone I love and respect so much …. Meaning i`m gaining something from him or teaching him something.
Tell me, when you ‘’play’’ for a whole 14 hours a day, do you need another playing again? If you really love your work, it will be like playing, so you`ll need very little playing outside it.
6. You are happier with lesser materials.
When people hate their work, what you`ll observe is that they spend money lavishly. Do you know why? They want to buy happiness.
7. If you love your work, you don`t need an external stimulant to make you happy.
You will need so little stimulants. You`re less attracted to the external, artificial stimulants to make you happy
8. You have a stable emotion.
You really don`t need me to tell you this. Five minutes visitation to an office where people don`t love their work will show you this truth. You`ll see an angry boss, an angry junior staff, an angry everybody. What is happening here is this.
Those people hate their work, so they are having unstable (unhappy) emotion … so they cannot help but to react negatively to everyone.
9. Your self-esteem increases.
If you love your work, you`ll be proud of it. You`ll sometimes feel like the whole world lies inside your work.
If you`re a journalist, you may start thinking, well, my work is the reason why the whole world is aware of happenings, so i`m doing the best work in the world.
If you`re a soldier, you will start thinking, well, we soldiers are the one who keep my country together and save, without us, the enemies will destroy Nigeria within 24 hours. If you`re a writer, you start thinking, writing is the most creative work.
I love the way I join letters together to change the world, without us writer, there will not be information or inspiration (see, I do think that way many times as a writer).
Now you can see, no matter what your job or business is, because you love it, you will be proud of it. This increases your self-esteem and makes you a better and happier person
10. You don`t know how time goes.
I know you understand it. One day I asked someone and said, please why do people usually want to ‘’wine away the time?’’ really, I cannot understand.
But I understand.
The reason why people want to wine away time is because their time goes too slowly. Why do their time go very slowly? They`re not involved with anything that excite them.
If I could have my way, I will beg God to (secretly) give me 36 hours in a day. I am writing this tutorial in December, 2014 and when I look at the projects (interesting projects) I wish I could finish before this year is over, I will actually need about six months to finish them, yet the year remains only few days.
I jokingly wrote a statement on facebook last week, I wrote, ‘’please help, someone is stealing my time away!’’ That`s what happens when you`re doing what you love doing
11. Doing what you love makes you to hate Fridays.
The reason why people say, ‘’thank God it`s Friday’’ is because Monday-Friday has been a burden to them. just like someone getting out of a prison, we say, thank God i`m getting out today.
The opposite will happen when you love what you`re doing. Earlier today I was reading a quote from Matt Mullenweg, the 29 years old founder of the wordpress. He said, ‘’Wordpress is my life’’.
He travels about 200 days in a year, yet, whenever ho goes, his domineering thought is his business.
I have read about people working 14-16 hours a day, 7 days a week. Such people cannot conceive the idea of Friday being a day of joy (after all they are happy every day)
12. You work with all of your mind.
Most people cannot work with all of their minds. They are consciously looking at the wall clock. Lord, let 4pm come fast! Is their prayer.
When you love what you`re` doing, you will work on it with all of your heart, mind and life.
Now you can see the reason why I said you will be truly rich if you are doing what you are in love with. Now you can see the reason why you will find it easier to make money doing what you love doing, yes ….
13. You will make money, easier.
You think about it. You`re excited about your work, you`re energetic and cannot just sleep much, because you`re not as tired as others.
You don`t need much entertainment, so you don`t waste much time.
You do not need much external stimulant or materials to make you happy, so you find it easier to save or reinvest your profit.
You have an healthy self-esteem so you don`t have problem promoting your products/services.
When you combine all the above together, you`ll arrive at the reason why people who love their works make more money, live happier, so are truly rich.