The most remarkable part is how your clients respond
Here’s the second story I wanted to tell you from Paul McCartney’s recent interview with Howard Stern.
This is amazing to me. With hundreds of millions in the bank and a catalog of hits that any artist would die for, Paul still plays music and writes songs every day.
In fact, he is on a year-long world tour right now. And he’s not doing it for the money.
Paul does it for the love of making music and what joy it brings other people. Here’s what he said about coming back on tour, “When you come back on tour it’s like reuniting with a family…I’m very lucky to be alive and to have stuff in my life that I love doing.”
The truth is Paul wouldn’t have been as successful if he didn’t love his job. He wouldn’t have waited hours on end for John Lennon to show up late to their sessions. He wouldn’t have written more than 300 songs in his career.
He wouldn’t be touring today if he wasn’t all in.
That’s the beauty of loving what you do. It turns an ordinary job into an exciting adventure. It can turn your mundane life into one that is well lived.
For me, the most remarkable part is how your clients respond.
They feel your love in the passion that you bring. They see it in your actions to help solve their problems. And they want to be part of that magic because it feels like the right thing to do.
So if you are struggling in your career today. Or you don’t wake up excited to go to work. I recommend that you have a heart-to-heart with yourself.
Will you be happy doing this the rest of your life?
Are your actions making a real difference in the life of others?
Are your customers raving about how you've helped them?
If not, what can you do to change it?
I’ve been right where you are a few times in my career. If you need someone to listen, I’m all ears.
I have one more story about Paul to share later this week. Until then…