love-what-you-doI feel fortunate. I love what I do. And I get to work with people who love what I can do for them. Do you love what you do?

Loving what I do is literally the cornerstone of my business. I can’t do it any other way. In times that I’ve tried to work in promising ventures that I don’t love I find my heart isn’t in it. When my heart’s not in it then I’m not going to do it well and my promising venture becomes a dud. If I’m not in love with what I do I can’t do it well.

Dawud, what do you mean by ‘love?’

It begins when I get out of bed in the morning. I’m excited to race down to my in-home office and get to work. It’s like being a kid every day all over again.

Sure there’s days that are a grind. Heck, I do website design for a living so there’s days when it’s an outright pain the butt. There’s task I don’t want to do sometimes. There’s projects that require more push because they don’t flow as well.

But what’s important is that the majority of the time, I’m excited to sit down behind my desk, flip on my computer and begin working for my clients. So I do what I do because I love what I do.

As I see it, I have the best of both worlds.

I love what I do and I love who I do it for. And basically who I do it for is you. I love helping you get the best website for your needs and then teaching you how to use it to the best of your abilities.

Every day I strive to be the best in the world at what I do. And for me that’s working with you who love what you do – and making the web part simpler and less overwhelming. Now, when I say best in the world, I’m not talking about being the best on earth – not even close. I don’t even know how one would qualify that. What I do mean is: I want to be the best in your world.

You see, I want to do such an amazing job for you that you “fall in love with me.”

Not in the literal sense, of course. But that you fall in love with our work together, where it takes you and how it helps your business. That’s what I truly strive for.

For me, it’s necessary to love your work and strive to be the best at it. Otherwise where will you find the drive to overcome the difficult times (and  yes, every business has difficult times)?

Over the years I’ve been able to lean on my love of what I do – and who I serve – to get me through the not so easy times. And there have been plenty.

Remember, though, it’s important to be realistic.

I’m a pretty good plumber, but I don’t love doing it. Likewise, I love basketball, but theres no one ringing my phone to offer an NBA contract. Neither, then, are viable businesses for me. One I don’t love and the other I’m not good enough at.

It’s important to know that about yourself. It’s important to know what you love and find what you’re good at. From what I’ve witnessed and experienced this is foundational to having a successful business.

By loving what I do I’ll work to do my best work for my clients, which will lead to their falling in love with me which, in turn, will lead to them talking about me to their friends and colleagues which will generate more business. And the cycle repeats in ever growing concentric circles.

That’s why webdesign, blogging, social media, word-of-mouth marketing and relationship business work so well for me. I’ve been naturally doing this sort of work for years – now…and before the web. My guess is you have too.

So do you love what you do? Are you able to share it with the people who love you because you can help them?

If not, let’s talk. I know I can help you with that.

(note: image from Jannes Pockele on Flickr some rights reserved)

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