Don’t Know What You Want to Be?–Stick Your Tongue Out and Wave It Around . . .

In this video, I talk about the often difficult question of what it is we truly want to do in order to make a living and contribute to the world.

When my kids were young, I often took them to get ice cream as a treat. When they had trouble making a decision about which flavor they wanted, I told them that if they stuck out their tongue and waved it around, the answer would come to them.

As they got older and had difficulty deciding what they wanted to be when they grew up, I reminded them of their tactic for finding an answer to the ice cream flavor conundrum. In reality, I was simply telling them to experiment and feel things out, so to speak, in order to figure out what they were passionate about and what they would truly be happy doing.

The fact is, if you do what you love, you’ll love what you do.  I think it’s so important and it’s an important message for us as business people if we want to have a balanced life–a harmony, as I call it. 

So, what helpful things have you done when talking to kids or others in regard to what they want to be “when they grow up”?  Please share your experiences in the comment forum below.  Thanks!

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One thought on “Don’t Know What You Want to Be?–Stick Your Tongue Out and Wave It Around . . .

  1. Great video. Since I am new to blogging, your blogs are helping me decide what to blog. My first one came out on Friday and we will try to post at least one per week. We told our children to pick some occupation that they enjoy. We did not want them to just earn a paycheck because there is so little fulfillment in that approach. I am reminded of a story that I heard on Paul Harvey of a man who became a lawyer but he hated it. He went back to school to become a medical doctor. Although, he made good money as a lawyer and as a doctor, he hated both professions. He started working in construction and absolutely loved it.

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