Who you BE inspires what you DO…

By September 28, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Make everyday your masterpiece.

-John Wooden


It’s not what you do, but who you be that deeply touches people. I was recently at a gas station getting bottled water. I needed a lot of water for me and several others. The store clerk in this little mini mart saw me fumbling with liters of water and wheeled a huge cart over to me with a big smile on his face.


I was taken back by his exuberance to help me. “Hey, you got water, I gotta cart. Let’s do this!” You would think this guy had waited his whole life to do this job. He loaded up the cart and helped me out to my car and even packed it in my trunk for me. I thanked him and shared how much I appreciated his enthusiasm. He said, “Hey, you pay my salary, it’s the least I can do.”


This exact job may not have been this man’s life long dream. But he understood a primary principle to living a life radically alive. It wasn’t the job he performed. It was the love and joy he brought TO the job he performed. He made a huge difference in my day. And each one of us has that capacity.


So many people want to know, “How do I find my true passion in life?” Passion isn’t something you find, it’s something you give. The aliveness you seek is not outside of you. It’s inside all of us waiting to be acted upon. Waiting to be shared.


It’s not just what we are doing that touches people… It’s who we are being while we do what we do that makes a lasting impact.


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