I was in
Sitting at the bar while discussing work, my recent trip to
He told us how his 24 year old daughter was going to be traveling to
We got to talking about what he does, as he was telling us about how he’s been all over the world. He does lighting and sound for some huge companies that are all around the
Guy had traveled the country so much and had such large accounts that he immediately knew my suburban
He was so jazzed about all the travel and had such a great and entertaining spirit. I had to ask him, “So how did you get started with your business?” He said it started back in the late 60’s, when he’d purchase do-it-yourself strobe light kits from the back of Popular Mechanics magazine, put them together and sell them to other kids. (He said he ordered mail order from a small company… in a very Forrest Gump-like revelation, he said this (at-the-time unknown) company was“Texas Instruments…wish I would have bought stock!!”
From there he said he, “Followed his passion,” as it’s been said so many times before by successful entrepreneurs. We chatted a bit more, swapping travel stories, music stories, and laughed quite a bit. After we all said goodnight, I went up to my hotel room and started taking an inventory of all the e-books, software programs, and other services that I had both compiled as a reseller, and created on my own accord, realizing that information was my passion, as this interaction just edified what I already knew.
Passion is the only path…not just doing something that you do because you have for a long time and its become habit, or because of a degree that you received. But that purpose was most important element. We only forge ahead as boldly as our emotions allow us, so without passion we take meek action; with great passion we take huge strides.
Heading out of Charlotte/Douglas airport, I got an email from a mentor of mine (and Internet Marketing wizard). He gave me a raving review of my latest site and service I created. It felt good. And just a few minutes later, while Hank and I were having lunch in the terminal, guess who walked up with a big smile to greet us…our pal Guy who inspired me to write this entry. Coincidentally, we’re flying back to LA on the same flight.