Tuesday, July 18, 2006

What will you sacrifice?

I have been listening to way to many podcasts over the past several months. For me, it is a way to help research what I want to be when I grow up. It is amazing how much information you can listen to "between" life events. My ipod has emassed over 2GB of podcasts, which amounts so several hours of information.

My first podcast download was from Stanford. Since moving from California, I realize that there is no where else like it. People are healthy, the weather is great, and people have traveled and are truly open-minded. So naturally I found podcasts from Stanford on entrepreurship. I recommend listening to a few of them, I will have to admit I have listened to all of them at least twice. I am sort of a podcast junkie!

Tina Seeling, Executive Director, STVP, spoke in a seminar and one of the things she said was, "you can do it all, just not at the same time." So my question to you is, what will you sacrifice to do what you love?

Again, what will you sacrifice to do what you love? Anyone that has experienced love can tell you it makes you crazy. And anyone who has experienced passion for something will tell you it give you boundless energy. But since I am a realist, someone what is crazy with boundless energy is not always a good thing. We all need direction, or a roadmap to we can get to our destination.

What is your roadmap? Have you ever made one for yourself? If so what has it reveiled to you, and about you?

My own personal roadmap has been revised dozens of times and looking back at the original map, my original destination has changed. But one thing has held steady, I had to sacrifice to get there. Whether is be time or packing a lunch everyday to same money, sacrifices were made daily.

What have you already sacrificed to get where you are now? Would you make the sacrifice again? How would you do it differently next time?

What will you have to sacrifice to reach your destination? Is it TV time? Money? Sleep? We all know if we make only a minor correction in our steering, after time we end up in a completely different place. What minor changes will you make today to steer toward your future destination?

What is your future?

Where are you today? Are you happy? What 1 thing would you change today that would insure your happiness tomorrow?

As much as we all want immediate results, it takes time to get what we want. Even my mom had to spend many grueling hours in the kitchen to get her famous apple pie. Sitting around waiting for the pie to be ready, smelling the fresh sweet cinnamon fragrances from the kitchen were painful. But when I worked with my mom, doing the dishes or slicing the apples, the pie was ready faster and it tasted so much sweeter.

What is your apple pie? Are you going to just wait and hope that for it to be put down in front of you or are you going to make it happen?