I was in my local library returning my slightly overdue items when I saw it: The Book titled f**k it – DO WHAT YOU LOVE: Get it here, free shipping.
In this highly entertaining and motivational book, John sets out to prove that when we do what we love, we’re actually more likely to be happier, healthier, wealthier, and more successful. He addresses the significant blocks that people experience when they consider doing what they love, including: “Doing what you love is for time off, not work”, “Doing what I love would be selfish”, “I just don’t know what I love” and “I could never make a living from doing what I love”. Through no-nonsense ideas, fascinating facts and motivating calls to action, John brings us from pessimism to inspiration, so that our thoughts become powered by “F**k it, I can’t waste any more of my life”, “F**k it, I will find a way to make this work”, “F**k it, I will do what I love”.
So what is your Yes, But? here are the ones John collected from his research:
- Yes, but I’m afraid I’ll fail.
- Yes, but I don’t want to give up this lifestyle.
- Yes, but what about my responsibilities – my family, etc.
- Yes, but I’m scared I’ll embarrass myself.
- Yes, but no one can just do what they love – grow up.
- Yes, but I have no idea what I love.
- Yes, but what about money? My passion is acting.
- Yes, but I have to think about everyone else in my life.
- Yes, but what if doing what I love makes me sick.
- Yes, but what if no one wants the thing I love doing.
- Yes, but what if I do it and it doesn’t work out. I’ll have nothing left to dream of.
- Yes, but my parents won’t approve.
- Yes, but it’s hard to take a commercial or business approach to doing what I love.
- Yes, but I’m too old now.
- Yes, but I don’t deserve to do what I love.
- Yes, but what if I don’t make it work after giving up my safe, permanent job.
- Yes, but the idea of what I love changes and morphs all the time – like life.
- Yes, but what if I realize I don’t love it after all.
- Yes, but the people around me won’t like it.
- Yes, but I love lots of things, not just one.
- Yes, but I don’t want to do what I love for eight hours a day, because then I won’t love it anymore.
- Yes, but it’s selfish to do what you love.
- Yes, but I might find out that I’m not good at doing what I love.
- Yes, but work is meant to feel difficult; it’s not meant to feel like play.
- Yes, but I’d never want to work for myself.
Quite a comprehensive list as to why up to 70% of people answer they do not love their work. Sometimes to Do What You Love, you have to say ‘no’ to lots of things that you’d quite like to do.
So how has society spoken about Yes, But over the years? This is what I found that to be:
1. She’s listening, all the time. Be careful what you say and think.
One of the worlds most noted Science Fiction and Fantasy writers, a 2009 profile in The New York Times Magazine described Vance as “one of American literature’s most distinctive and undervalued voices”. He died at his home in Oakland, California on May 26, 2013, aged 96: Cliff Jumping.
3. Another bride, Another June, Another sunny honeymoon, Another season, another reason, For makin’ Whoopee.
4. The ultimate Yes, But: Scared to Death.
5. Sort it out after, to live you must make mistakes.
6. When But can be a great thing: Discovery Channel Song.
7. Beautiful things the But means you do not experience.
8. Imagine if the jazz greats had listened to their Buts: Red Clay.
9. No Buts, Thankyou.
10. Two Words, Barack Obama: Yes We Can.
11. Time for some Fun.
12. Named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Top 10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following, Ali is an expert at taking away the buts: Vision of Love.
13. Great trumps good every time.
14. Is Maybe So the same as but?: Call Me Maybe.
15, What’s your answer to this final quote?
John says that real prioritizing needs to be laced with frequent ‘F**K Its’, so here we go: F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It, F**K It etc, etc.
Today’s playlist includes a POTUS. We begin with the alphabetized YT Vines and KZ Tandingan. Then an ad, The Discovery Channel Song, them some of my favourite style of music from Freddy Hubbard. The POTUS follows, then Mariah Carey and Carly Rae Jepsen finish off with some classic pop: Don’t Cut the Person to Fit the Cloth.
Remember on this glorious NYE, to express Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included as you walk into 2019: