"The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense."
I started reading Scott Berkun’s Confessions of a Public Speaker on Saturday. Have not gone beyond the first couple of chapters. Its a nice, quirky take on his life as a professional speaker. He admits that he makes less now as compared to his corporate job at Microsoft, but lives a fulfilling life. A life doing the things that he enjoys doing.
He has traded money for time. He has less money but more time. Now that is an idea that worth a serious ponder.
"Every creative endeavor, from writing a book to designing a brand to launching a company, follows what’s known as an Uncertainty Curve. The beginning of a project is defined by maximum freedom, very little constraint, and high levels of uncertainty. Everything is possible; options, paths, ideas, variations, and directions are all on the table. At the same time, nobody knows exactly what the final output or outcome will be. And, at times, even whether it will be. Which is exactly the way it should be."
I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality
You can take the future even if you fail
(Favorite lines from I have a dream, by Abba)