What is the secret to success? Look no further than the title of this blog – passion and hard work.
I guess I’m just lucky because I’ve always been passionate – sometimes overly so. I love to talk about my passions and I love to share my passions with others. For me I love story telling through images and video. I love travel and exploring other cultures. And I love to combine those passions in my craft.
In addition, I’ve never been afraid of hard work. I have always given my all – and then some. There has never been a correlation between how hard I work with how much I’m getting paid. I always give it my all. I take pride in my work. I strive to be the best I can be.
It’s funny because up until yesterday I had taken those two character traits for granted – is there any other way to live? Then I heard Gary Vaynerchuk @garyvee talk about his passions and how with a lot of hard work and honesty he grew his business through social media outlets. Ultimately social media outlets are the new day “word of mouth”. And word of mouth has always been the best way to build a business. But you must be transparent – you must be sincere.
So with all the talk of using twitter and facebook and linkedin etc. these days to grow your business – what’s most important are the basics – your fundamental beliefs – because ultimately they will shine through all the bull. You can’t fake passion – you just gotta love what you do. All of a sudden all those old fashioned character traits are back in style.