Can anything be better than Living A Passionate Life?
I have had the pleasure this week of working with a remarkable man. The strangest thing of all is I doubt whether he himself sees this. For now I am going to give him anonymity, because he is not somebody who has ever set out to get himself into the spotlight.
His mission was never to make himself famous, rather a personal transformation which inspired him to share his passion and knowledge with others.
He has created a phenomenally successful business, running a brand that many in the health and fitness market will have heard of. He has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share it. At one point of our conversation, there was a complete shift in atmosphere; it was as though the room had been filled with an invisible energy. I’d asked a very simple question, ‘What got you started in this business.’
I didn’t get the expected of tap response that would be the norm from a Managing Director of an Industry Leading company. Instead I got an inspired and motivating story that was simply evidence to me, that here was I sitting with a man that was proof of what I say, when you are passionate about what you do, magic happens.
He tells this story of a young man who through his entire childhood and teenage years struggled with his weight and the problems this brings. That young man was him. He reached a point in his life where he knew he had to become a different person and began a body transformation to strip down and build up. A big part of this was done through an exercise and fitness regime, as well as by establishing a healthy nutritious eating plan. He learned as much as he could. He also understood the importance of supplementation. But at the time of his transformation he couldn’t find the quality of product that was right for what he required. So what was he to do … create them himself. Once successful he then brought these to the market, and the rest is history.
What I don’t believe many know is the passion this man carries to help others achieve life changing results like he did. Every success story he finds out about is like a gift.
Listening to him talk about this, watching his body language, and seeing his eyes told me that there was no doubt, I had found the secret to this business’ longevity and success. It came from the passion held deep within its Managing Director. Everything about him and his products reflects the meaning and purpose he carries within.
It is this passion that has ensured his company has create d a product range that has grown and developed over the years.
He supported his passion by giving his time , resources and talents to growing something meaningful that would in his eyes make the difference.
His example should teach you the following:
BE AN EXPERT: – Take the time to pursue your passion, develop your skills and gifts to become an expert.
MAKE OPPORTUNITIES: By becoming an expert in your area of passion, the world opens up for you with people and new opportunities.
CREATE A LEGACY: You want to be able to look back one day at the legacy you’ve created and feel good about what you’ve done, and nothing can be better than helping others .
BE EMPOWERED: Your passions bring you energy, excitement and motivation which makes those long hours you spend at work feel like you’re spending life playing your favourite game. A person who is passionate loves what they are doing so much, that they eat, drink and sleep it.
So how about you? What is your passion? Do you know? Are you following it?