Remember Why You Work

by Ryan Biddulph

All products and services featured on this site are independently selected by our authors and editors. If you buy something through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Check out the featured image for this post.

That is me from my trip to Doha, Qatar 3 years ago. Talk about fun. Talk about freedom. Eye-opening, too. I had never spent time in a Muslim country for more than a few hours during an airport layover. Being in Doha for a month introduced me to a fascinating, interesting, flat out cool, new world. We travel to access different experiences. Doha was different in a good way.

Long sleeved shirts, pants, calls to prayer for devout Muslims at 5 AM, and throughout the day…..super malls with skating rinks (and hockey leagues), mini amusement parks, Venice-themed canals and gondolas (yes; inside of the mall), more super cars than you’d ever dream of……Doha and Qatar were so much fun, and freeing, for me and my wife. Freeing because even though we are open-minded globe-trotters, Western perceptions of Islam dissolved into love, acceptance and respect for a different way of living than our way of life here in the US.

I work to have fun freeing myself and to have fun freeing my readers. I do not blog until midnight to torture myself, to survive, or to just get by. I blog for fun, freedom, fulfillment, self-expression and to offer readers a fun, freeing alternative to anyone bound and depressed.


Never forget why you do what you do. Observe your job. Why work it? Do you enjoy working your job? If yes, carry on. If no, keep working the job if you need it temporarily to pay bills but begin now to design your exit plan. Research jobs you feel passionate about. Research businesses you feel passionate about. Spend 10 to 20 to 30 hours doing due diligence. Then pull the trigger. Life is a blur. Each day is 1 more day of life – from birth – but 1 less day of life (toward death). Make it count. Do something you love. Work for freedom, fun and fulfillment. 

Do you want to know the cool part of following your passion plus following sound business principles? Money comes. Working a business you feel passionate about cultivates qualities like being generous, patient, persistent and trusting. All qualities precede a full time, professional business career in that niche. But fun, freedom and fulfillment need to be your drivers.

Money and/or Popularity?

Every blogger I’ve met who blogged mainly for money fails 100% of the time because working for some specific outcome guarantees failure. New bloggers and even intermediate bloggers have little to no skills, exposure or credibility. Profits flow in ONLY BECAUSE you have skills, exposure and credibility. Ditto for fame. Popularity and money flow to generous, trusting, compassionate servants who dedicate years to some business craft.

As for employees, promotions and profits follow generous workers who go the extra mile for days, weeks, months and years. Going the extra mile requires you to love your job. Do what you love, see the money as extra and you will free yourself to genuinely enjoy life.

Life is a blur.

You may as well love it before you leave it.

About the Author 

Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph helps you learn how to blog at Blogging From Paradise.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Use the links below to navigate our picks for the best personal development books for each of the following topics. FinancesBusiness Relationships

Read More
Best Personal Development Books: 20 Books to Skyrocket Your Success

“They say such nice things about people at funerals that it makes me sad I am going to miss mine by just

Read More
What is the Tombstone Test?

Me and my wife enjoy seeing live stand up comedians perform in the NYC/NJ area. One of my thrills was seeing iconic

Read More
How Does the Wealthiest Comedian on Earth Teach You to Be Creative?

What do you consider to be a failure? And do you know how to deal with failures? For me, failure is directly

Read More
How to Deal with Failures in Your life?

What makes you think you are right? Have you ever gotten into an argument with a person who believes they are always

Read More
Are You Sure About That?

I am guessing that most people reading this have a good supply of books. And that every new personal development book that

Read More
Looking to Buy More Books?

Near the tail end of a 10 hour car ride yesterday I entered a tight curve with a large truck to my

Read More
How Did You Unwind Today?

A little while into the first meeting between Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, Warren pulled out his little black datebook and started

Read More
Coffee with God

You've probably heard the advice go after your passion in life, do what you enjoy doing, and the money will follow. That

Read More
Why Following Your Passion May Be the Worst Advice You Ever Received

You and I have learned the platitude when exploring a new idea: “What is the worst thing that can happen?' Ego chooses

Read More
What Is the Absolute Best Thing that Can Happen?

We recently did a major overhaul to our main site here at The Personal Growth Channel. For years, we've been using the

Read More
Website Update: Guest Authors, Comments On. From Blogger to Thrive Themes, Siteground, and WordPress

No long article today. Just a question to make you think. How will you make today a great day? Here are a

Read More
How Will You Make Today a Great Day?