I was asked a really odd question last night over dinner and it made me think.
The question was really easy, “If you had all the debts cleared, a new house and cars and a couple of really nice holidays each year, and then was given £200,000 what would you do with it?”.
One of my friends said as fast as a flash “I would walk out of my job give my boss two fingers and take as much time off as possible”.
My answer was looked at as if I had a welly on my head “I would keep doing what I am doing but I would invest it back into the business to make it grow”, and then spent 30 minutes explaining the growth plan and expansion.
After the shock from the friend who was planning his retirement on £200,000, it made me think about business development and growth.
I sat back and really thought about my answer when everyone had left, to be honest still think it was totally correct, I have been trying to think why I came up with the answer.
I know it was not for the glory or to put two fingers up at the people who said I would never make it or it was a stupid idea.
Then a quote came back to me “If you find a job you like you will never work again”, I think it was said by Winston Churchhill (may be wrong on the person), and that is so true.
It really makes no odds what the role is or the job, but if you truly have found it you will never work again, I think this is so true.
If you are reading this and going “god, I hate my job, I have no idea what I want to do”, that is fine too, as not having the job or role you want is fine, as the first step is knowing you do not have it.
I remember a quote from Steve Jobs, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you have found it”. That is one of the best quotes I have read and I have it printed and put on my office wall.
So if you have what you want, do not give up, fight for it, if it gets hard, do not give in, if you do not have all the answers ask for help, but whatever you do never never give up as you have worked too hard to give in.
If you have not found it yet, keep looking you will, and I promise it will change the way you think about life in so many ways.