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 ‘Do what you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ We have all heard that phrase, and that is the mantra that entrepreneur James Sackl has thrived on. He shares with us his passion for his work and what keeps him going.

Making it past the mundane morning madness

Waking up in the morning is hard enough for most of us, but that becomes harder if we are waking up to head to a job we dread. Add to that the mindless morning commute with thousands of other faceless people and the whole experience, on repeat, can be quite unbearable.

Conversely, if you love what you do, you wake up with a sense of passion and purpose ready to take on challenges that come your way.

This is how I feel when my alarm clock rings at 5am every morning. I wake up with a sense of excitement, jump out of bed and go for my morning run. Just as my heart is pumping, my brain is ticking with ideas about my business or a new venture.


Love what you do

So, what do you do if you’re stuck in a job you have no passion for, and have countless financial commitments that keep you where you are – against your will?

My only advice is, with only one shot at life, being happy is everything. This extends to all aspects of life: work, marriage, family etc.

Steve Jobs has famously put a clear perspective on work and making that change when he said:

I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? Whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.


Side hustle your way to success

With that in mind, you must find ways to do something you’re passionate about outside of work – maybe work that side hustle or pursue something you love – that gives you the sense of fulfillment you’re after. Many people find success ‘accidentally’ when they choose to do what they love over doing something just because they have to.

Maybe you’re passionate about making your mark in the food and beverage industry. Or you’re an accountant by day and a bass guitarist at the local pub by night.

You just need to find a platform to explore and market your inner passion.

Boost Juice’s Janine Allis is classic rags to riches story of an entrepreneur with no business experience but one who was powered by pure passion with a very simple business idea. Her boundless success has just been a ‘by-product’ of something she was passionate about and believed in.

Janine wasn’t the first and is certainly not the last to go out there and give her idea ‘a red-hot go’. There’s nothing stopping you from turning your dream into a reality apart from your fear of the unknown. Take charge and turn that fear into the fire you need to be happy and successful.

Happiness stems from living and not just existing, and passion doesn’t just work from 9-5, it is a 24/7 shift.

So, get your plan into action, smell the passion, and start working towards what you truly love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life ever again.