Updated: Jun 26
Knowing your why is far more important than discovering the how. It was only in later years, after reading a book called #StartWithWhy by @SimonSinek that I realised WHY I had hated legal translation so much as a subject. My motivation had been all wrong. You see, I had been attracted to an element of the legal profession which fitted my skillset purely because I perceived that there was money to be made. Don’t get me wrong, I have no objection to financial gain, and I certainly don’t view profit, ambition or wealth as dirty words. In fact, I would strongly recommend anyone who is considering starting a business, freelancing or studying for a new career to ask themselves: ‘Will I be able to make enough money doing this?’ You would be abundantly stupid not to take this into consideration – you need money to live.
Please understand me here. Although I do not believe that money is the principle consideration, if you disregard it altogether you will fall into difficulties eventually. However, there is a way to enjoy your life today rather than simply making money for the future, and it involves finding your why. Work out what your passion is, then you can search out ways to turn that passion into a viable, robust and scalable business to give you both a present and a future.
If you want to find out about other lessons I had to learn the hard way, I invite you to read my #1 Amazon Best-seller book Child-biting, Chorizo and Chancing Your Arm: How I Made it Big in Britain.
If there is one big lesson I hope you learn from reading this book, then it is simply this: first and foremost, work at something that you love. If you do that sincerely and intelligently, the rewards will always follow.
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