How Adam Baker and Gary Vaynerchuk Put me in a Rut
I haven’t been posting very consistently over the past few weeks. Or very much, for that matter. I have a good reason though: it’s Gary Vaynerchuk (of WineLibrary TV) and Adam Baker’s (of Man vs. Debt) fault.
You see, a month ago I read Adam’s fantastic post on how not to suck at blogging. In it, he posted this now-infamous video of Gary talking about passion, patience, and doing what you love:
It did what it’s done to hundreds of people: it got me fired up. But it also got me thinking.
In the video he tells the audience to figure out what you want to do for the rest of your life and then “do that thing.” He talks about how, when he started Wine Library TV he became 1% unhappy. Which is pretty damn good if we’re being honest.
I’ll take 1% unhappiness in my life every day of the week.
But before you can give into all the energy and passion that Gary unleashed on that stage, you have to figure out the answer to that question.
And it’s hard.
So rather than keep pushing myself to post on this site, I’ve been trying to find the answer to that question instead of just falling into the rut of posting every day.
Maybe the answer lies within the confines of this site, maybe it doesn’t. Maybe the answer lies at work. Or maybe not. One thing I do know is that I don’t want to write more and more posts on how to save X dollars by doing this or that tweak.
I’m done with that.
I’m interested in the bigger picture. Bigger things. I’ve graduated into the Ramit/JD school of personal finance. Or as JD calls it, “the third stage.”
Anyway, I’m curious to hear a couple of things from readers out there: have you figured out the answer to the question of what you want to do for the rest of your life? And two: what percent unhappy are you right now?