Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Secret to Life

Lately I've been so incredibly fortunate to have been meeting the most interesting and intriguing people. I haven't been out specifically to find these people, but somehow they've been just crossing my path. And when I say interesting and intriguing, it means that they've figured out the secret to life. And every time I meet someone who'd figured out the secret, I feel the automatic connection with these people. It has taken me a while to fully understand what attracts me to some people and not others, but finally I'm able to put it into words. So you ask...what's the secret to life? Well keep reading and you'll find out.

Meet Danny. Danny grew up in the Bay Area and went to a couple of different places for college. He ended up working at a children's gym in LA for a couple of years, and loved it. He moved back to the Bay Area and continued working at a children's gym. Then it dawned on him, he could do this for the rest of his life and be happy doing it. So he went and bought his own kid's gym and currently owns and manages it.

Meet Brad. Brad grew up in New Jersey. He went to an Ivy league school, followed by law school, even studying in Japan. He started working for an established law firm, but then crossed over to working for a startup in the Bay Area as both their legal council and Vice President. He has also started his own entrepreneurial venture promoting emerging music artists on the side along with avidly painting, guitar playing, surfing and writing music.

Meet Nathan. Nathan grew up in Virginia. He went to a medium sized college in Virginia and studied a breadth of subjects. He became interested in agriculture and produce, working at the farmers market, and then bartering with other vendors for the freshest ingredients. He found passion in learning how to use these different fresh ingredients in his cooking. He believes that people should only be putting the best of food in their bodies. He moved to LA, and would really get to know the farmers and ask them for insight into the produce that they specialize in. He has turned his interest of food and cooking into a full time. He currently is a host of a TV show called "A Lyon in the Kitchen" that broadcasts on the Discovery Health network.

So, now you ask, what's the secret of life? I'm hoping that I've been able to explain it more in these stories than I would able to flat out saying the answer. The answer is to follow what you love and what will make you happy and BE who YOU are. Find your passion and run with it. Next time someone asks you, "What do you do for fun?" Wouldn't it be nice to hesitate with your response because in your mind you are thinking "Wait, what DON'T I do for fun?"

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