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Find the Inspiration to keep Doing what you Love Here!

By 07/13/2009January 26th, 201724 Comments

I subscribe to four amazing blogs (besides design blogs),  Penelope Trunk—my favourite (who I’ve mentioned here and here) :

Seth Godin’s blog who I quoted  in this post:

When I saw this video, by Gary Veynerchuck, I had to share it with you!  It’s a must watch video if you want to gain some insight on how to get ahead of the pack in your niche!!


I loved what he says here; ‘Find out what you want to do every day for the rest of your life and do that – you can find a way to monetize it..’ or how about this one; ‘Stop doing stuff you hate – you can lose just as much money being happy as hell.’

I include these posts in my blog because it took me over 10 years to finally get up the courage to start pursuing a career that I loved in my early 30’s.  So this is for everyone who may wonder if it’s worth it, if you should even start, or if you should give up (DON’T give up by the way)!!

He’s very entertaining – watch it, you’ll love it!

Related posts:
Happiness is. . . Having the Career that you Love
Happiness is. . . being Remarkable
The Secret to having the Life that you Want

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  • High-Heeled Foot in the door says:

    Oh I love finding out about new blogs. I'm so excited to check out Dan's video it sounds like just what I need.

  • Southern Chateau says:

    Maria, quite simply, you are awesome. You share so much of yourself and helpful info which helps us all in the business world. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas.

  • Vitania says:

    Ha – I think we are in synch today – commenting at same time..

    Thanks for this post today – i am definitely going to to take the time to enjoy these. I am always looking for a little motivation and inspiration to help me navigate through life.

    kind regards
    See you on the other side ..:-)

  • Terri says:

    That Gary Vaynerchuk video was so interesting. Like you were, I am at a career crossroads and feel totally paralyzed to do something new. So I always appreciate your inspiring suggestions and career motivation! I will have to check out the Landmark courses – is it courses?

    Ok, take care, Terri xo

  • Ideezine says:

    When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!

    Great post!


  • Brian Goldman says:

    This Video is very interesting. I really recommend it…If you have passion in what you do you will make it! I agree with Gary!

  • Under a Green Roof says:

    I love how varied your interests are, which I feel like I get a glimpse of in your blogging. It makes me want to take you out to coffee even more! Maybe I need to plan a trip 🙂

  • qerat says:

    Will go visit these blogs.
    If you like them they ,must be interesting

  • Velvet and Linen says:

    I love how you always share your inspiration, Maria.
    Thank you for the reminder of why I'm doing this!


  • Annie says:

    Hi maria, I am ALWAYS interested in positive thinkers with a new perspective on how to improve on the already fantastic, thanks for the tips, I'll check them out!

  • Design Esquire says:

    Maria, thank you the links to the new blogs! I love seeing what inspires you, and learning from it myself.

  • Tiina of LiviaConcept says:

    penelope's is great, and so is your blog!

  • Lauren says:

    loved seeing the video- thanks for sharing… glad i got up & started doing what i loved— he definitely made me feel as if i shoulkd put more time & effort into it!! ahhhh


  • Lisa says:

    Oh my God, I spilled my coffee over this one….then IMMEDIATELY sent it to 15 entrepreneurial friends & 1 husband!
    Oh my God, an 80 year old woman just rode past my house (uphill) on a 10-speed in her Lilly shorts!
    That's what I call…perseverance!
    Wow 2 big words from me so early in the day….it's going to be a good one, thanks Maria for the great jump start!
    xoxo Lisa

  • Awesome Sara says:

    you are my hero…. but why the hell is my blog not here?? totally kidding!! but ya u are my hero!

  • MicheleB says:

    Wow, I'm fired up after watching Gary's video. He is very passionate and entertainging…loved the message and I'll definately check out the other suggestions. Thank you!

  • Tracy @ comfortandluxury says:

    Maria, I think it was a previous post of yours that turned me on to Penelope Trunk in the first place. I have a couple of her articles printed out so I can refer to them whenever. Seth Godin I've peeked into but will give him, and the other two who are new to me, a longer look. Thanks!

  • Cristin says:

    Thanks Maria! I needed some inspiration today.


  • Patricia Gray says:

    Great advice. I have always tried to live my life by following my passion, although sometimes life gets in the way. You have to be on top of it every minute.

  • Annie, bossy color says:

    Maria, thanks for this EXCELLENT post. Love the trackbacks, too.

  • Ideezine says:


    Thanks for stopping by Ideezine and leaving a post. Yes our posts do align this time. Love it when that happens too!


  • guylaine rondeau says:

    what a guy!
    reminds me of a guy i used to date in toronto! (omg)
    to the point, for sure!

  • Cristin says:

    I just had to let you know my new motto is – "Smurf it up" LOL


  • Janis@White Alder[Home] says:

    Watched it, LOVED IT!!!!!

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