Morning Cup of Joe – Passion to Profit

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We are at an impasse as a society. As the financial divide widens, between the declining middle class and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, most people are faced with the difficult decision of continuing with the daily grind or taking a risk and starting their own business. These brave folks are venturing out and doing what they’ve always been passionate about. Discovering your passion and taking risks allows you to benefit from the immeasurable rewards that typically follows such risks.

Most successful people find a niche or something they do better than most and execute it. Successful people typically involve themselves with a job that they would do even if they weren’t paid to do it. In fact, they don’t even see it as a job. Successful people maintain a deep understanding of the importance of the following phrase; “If you love what you do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life”. It makes absolutely no sense to waste your time in a career you have no interest in. Some people are perfectly fine with what they do whether they love it or not; most winners think differently.

The tides are changing and those who are wise enough to change with the tides will not risk drowning or capsizing. The best way to ensure a positive outcome is to do what you love and love what you do. Most people will not subscribe to this rule mainly because it requires a significant amount of risks. Understand that rewards are reserved only for those who are brave enough to take risks. If you are gainfully employed in an industry you are not passionate about, spend time focusing on a hobby that can increase your streams of income. You cannot reasonably expect your quality of life to improve if you only have one source of income.

When you are passionate about your work and you love what you do, the money will always seem like a bonus simply because you would do it for free.

Turn your passion into profit.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

Morning Cup of Joe – What’s Your Purpose?

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Ever wonder what your purpose in life is? Of course you have. We have all spent countless hours attempting to answer the age old question, “Why am I here?”. If you already know the answer to that question then that is absolutely incredible. I encourage you to continue on your journey and wish you the very best. If you are like most people, the answer to this question is extremely difficult to answer. I’ve figured out a way to help you get a better understanding of why you are here and how to discover your purpose.

In order to answer “why you are here?”, we must first answer “what are you passionate about?”. Take a moment to think about your answer. It may take more than a moment but it is imperative that you are clear on what you are passionate about. In essence, once you are able to discover your passion, then and only then will you discover your purpose. Your passion is doing what comes naturally, also referred to as your gift. What is it that you do that seems to come easily or naturally? That is the key to finding your purpose.

Finding your purpose is not only restricted to doing what comes naturally, it also deals with love. As far as your natural gift, if you’ve made the discovery, do you love it? Some people are able to naturally run fast but have no desire to be a track star. You must love your passion before it can become your purpose. Finally, you must be able to answer “why and how”. Why do you love this gift that comes naturally and how do you plan on making a positive impact on the world through this gift? Answer these questions and your purpose will be less obscure.

Through these steps, I’ve been fortunate enough to discover my purpose; which is to improve the lives of those who have experienced and continue to experience trials and tribulations by serving as a testimony of what resilience and persistence can produce. My passion is writing and speaking; these attributes come naturally. I absolutely love what I do and I do it because it brings so much joy to my heart when I am able to contribute to others success and help them discover their purpose.

Follow these simple steps, believe that you were destined for greatness and pursuit your passion with vigor. When you discover your passion, you’ll discover your purpose.

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Joe Paul

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Morning Cup of Joe – Turn On Your Light

During a conversation, a friend expressed how they were modest and did not want too much attention focused on her. She was tasked with being the keynote speaker for the graduation ceremonies for her collegiate Alma Mater and was experiencing challenges formulating her speech. As she was writing her speech, she did not want to focus too much attention on her accomplishments and awards because she felt as if the audience may think that she was self-centered. She also did not want to seem conceited or pompous so she shied away from talking about herself. I had a different idea of how she should approach her speech.

She had experienced some challenges and setbacks in her life which helped her build the tenacity and perseverance necessary for one to experience success of any kind. Without going into details of her story, I encouraged her to focus on the lemons she had been able to turn into lemonade. If you don’t share your story, how can you inspire someone else who may be experiencing the same challenges as you? At the very least they will think to themselves “If she can make it, maybe I can.” When I speak to a crowd, my goal is never to reach everyone as I believe that this is an unrealistic goal. I only seek to touch one person. If I reach more than one person then that’s great but my goal is only to reach one.

I share this story with you because you may be shy about sharing all of the trials and tribulations you have been able to turn into triumphs. I encourage you to share with the world how far you’ve come. Although you may not be where you thought you’d be at this stage in your life, thank goodness you aren’t where you used to be. Share your story and inspire others. Don’t be afraid to talk about the amazing things you’ve been able to accomplish in spite of the devastating events that may have occurred in your life. The world is listening, share it and inspire others!

How can someone see how bright a light is if it’s turned off? Turn on your light and shine! I invite you to join me and shine as bright as the sun at nine. Don’t be afraid to shine and tell the world how far you’ve come. Be the light that will guide the path for others to follow.

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Joe Paul

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Morning Cup of Joe – Follow Your Passion

My mother always wanted me to be a doctor. I remember her telling me how proud she would be if her son wore a white coat with his name neatly stitched on it while a stethoscope hung loosely around his neck. Well, being a doctor was never a desire of mine and I am not really passionate about the medical field. Could I have been a doctor? Absolutely. Is there still time to pursue it? As long as I have breath in my body, I can still accomplish anything. Would I be following my dreams? No.

I once showed my father a group picture I had taken of my fraternity brothers and I at a reception of one of their weddings. I pointed out their names and where they are now. “He’s an attorney, he’s an engineer, he’s an accomplished teacher, he recently completed his PhD, he’s a television news reporter…” I continued to list the accomplishments of my brothers then my father says “It seems to me like you’re the only one that’s nothing.” I was a bit offended, confused and baffled by his statement. I then had to try to understand why he would say such a thing. Then it came to me, he wasn’t always in my life and thus missed out on most of the high points. In addition, he falsely connects success with titles. That is not what success means to me. I further deduced that he did not quite understand what I had chosen as a career. I’d like to believe that he meant no harm with his words and my heart confirms this assertion.

Being a motivational speaker is my passion. Everyone else, including my parents, have dreams for my life but they are not mine. I once had a friend tell me I was wasting my time with the current path I had chosen and that I should just go back to school and get a good job. I am thankful that I learned a long time ago never to listen to people who are afraid to fail. I learned never to listen to people who are comfortable with the status quo. I learned never to listen to people who aren’t following their own passion. Lastly, I learned that when you follow your passion, success will follow you.

It doesn’t matter what people say, think or feel about you following your passion, just do it! I am an orator; my passion is speaking and writing. I join the company of Fredrick Douglas, Zig Ziglar, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Jr., James Allen and Maya Angelou. That’s not bad company to keep. Eliminate the words of the naysayers if you can’t eliminate the naysayers altogether. A good friend told me recently, “You are only young once so follow your dreams. If you fail, so what, at least you tried and that’s more than a majority of people could ever say.” You truly only live once so stop wasting your time trying to live the life everyone else wants you to live and chase your dreams until you catch them.

If you follow your passion, success will undoubtedly follow you.

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Joe Paul

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Morning Cup of Joe – Discover Your Purpose

Ever wonder what your purpose in life was? Of course you have. We have all spent countless hours attempting to answer the age old question, “Why am I here?”. If you already know the answer to that question then that is absolutely incredible. I encourage you to continue on your journey and wish you the very best. If you are like most people, the answer to this question is extremely difficult to answer. I’ve figured out a way to help you get a better understanding of why you are here and I wish to share it with you.

In order to answer “why you are here?”, we must first answer “what are you passionate about?”. Take a moment to think about your answer. It may take more than a moment but it is imperative that you are clear on what you are passionate about. In essence, once you are able to discover your passion, then and only then will you discover your purpose. Your passion is doing what comes naturally, also referred to as your gift. What is it that you do that seems to come easily or naturally? That is the key to finding your purpose.

Finding your purpose is not only restricted to doing what comes naturally, it also deals with love. As far as your natural gift, if you’ve made the discovery, do you love it? Some people are able to naturally run fast but have no desire to be a track star. You must love your passion before it can become your purpose. Finally, you must be able to answer “why and how”. Why do you love this gift that comes naturally and how do you plan on making a positive impact on the world through this gift? Answer these questions and your purpose will be less obscure.

My purpose in life is to improve the lives of others through my writings, teachings and speeches. My passion is writing and speaking; these attributes come naturally. I absolutely love what I do and I do it because it brings so much joy to my heart when I am able to contribute to others success and help them discover their purpose.

When you discover your passion, you’ll discover your purpose.

To The Top!
Joe Paul

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Morning Cup of Joe – From Passion To Profit

We are at an impasse as a society. As the financial divide widens between the declining middle class and the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, most people are faced with the difficult decision of continuing with the daily grind or taking a risk and starting their own business. Some brave folks are even venturing out and doing what they’ve always been passionate about. Discovering your passion and taking risks allows you to benefit from the immeasurable rewards that typically follows such risks.

Most successful people find a niche or something they do better than most and execute it. Successful people typically involve themselves with a job that they would do even if they weren’t paid to do it. In fact, they don’t even see it as a job. Successful people maintain a deep understanding of the importance of the following phrase; “If you love what you do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life”. It makes absolutely no sense to waste your time in a career you have no interest in. Some people are perfectly fine with what they do whether they love it or not; most winners think differently.

The tides are changing and those who are wise enough to change with the tides will not risk drowning or capsizing. The best way to ensure a positive outcome is to do what you love and love what you do. Most people will not subscribe to this rule mainly because it requires a significant amount of risks. Understand that rewards are reserved only for those who are brave enough to take risks. If you are gainfully employed in an industry you are not passionate about, spend time focusing on a hobby that can increase your streams of income. You cannot reasonably expect your quality of life to improve if you only have one source of income.

When you are passionate about your work and you love what you do, the money will always seem like a bonus simply because you would do it for free. Turn your passion into profit.

To The Top!
Joe Paul