Are You Proud of What You Do?

I once heard Gary Vaynerchuk say this at a small book talk he was giving in Seattle a couple of years ago.

He followed it up by saying, “When you get up everyday, are you excited for what you’re about to do? Did you think as a kid this is what you’d be doing?”

Good stuff.

Here’s another way to think about it…

Think about your situation. Then think about running into an old friend. Someone you really like and admire. When they ask, “So what are you doing these days?”

How do you answer?

Imagine explaining your current situation to them. Would you be proud to explain what you’re doing?

There have been times in my life where this actually happened to me. Sometimes I’ve been borderline embarrassed to say what I was doing. Other times, like now, I’ve been excited to share what I was doing.

I currently live on the Caribbean island of Cozumel. I live walking distance to the warm, crystal clear water. I have a nice house. I have a lifestyle business that pays for all of it. Oh, and I’ve got my family right here with me!

I’m pretty proud of what I do.

This is in no way to come across as preachy. As always, I claim the “average guy” title.

In other words, if I can do it, so can you!

So, are you proud of what you do? Why or why not?