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Part 1 of Want to Live with Passion is here.

The above video is from Ian Sander's blog.  It's the first of two he recorded with Gary Vaynerchuk on a recent trip to London (yea, I know, Ian posted the second one first!) .  You can see my original post here, or a summary below, as well as the second of Ian's Gary Vee chats.  Hope you enjoy these vids and get as much from them as I have. 

Picture credit: slworking2

Make a living or make a life? Do both.

My mate has a so-called "important job" with a massive, 16,000 employee corporation.

Like many folk, he's built his life around his work, a job he doesn't truly care about. He feels trapped and the trappings he's accumulated to fit in with that crowd are costing him a fortune and keeping him down.

It reminded me how grateful I am for the different kind of life I'm building, and for the people who keep showing me what truly matters, despite the day to day difficulties many of us have to deal with.

I know it's a challenge but no one is likely to say "Hey! Come over here, I've already prepared a passionate, meaningful life for you. Here it is!"

For some, it's still really tough to imagine a life where we can follow our passion, make enough money to support our family, pay the bills, and afford the essential things.

I get that.

But I'm convinced we now have opportunities for passionate living that simply were not possible, or at least very limited, five years ago.

It does take quite a bit of effort, and not a little patience, to build a life around our passions and do the stuff that matters most.

But there are people, many not even as smart as you and I, who have made it happen, despite great difficulties, set backs, discouragement, or disadvantage.

I am determined to be one of those people, and to help others get there too.

So here are two great videos I've enjoyed from Ian Sanders (author of Juggle! Rethink Work, Reclaim your Life). I've found them inspiring and useful to help keep me going in the right direction. You can get more good stuff at Ian's blog.



Juggle! Rethink Work, Reclaim your Life (Paperback) by Ian Sanders.

Crush It!: Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion (Hardcover) by Gary Vaynerchuk. You can get loads more good stuff at Gary's blog.

If you found that helpful, there's more inspiring stuff here:  "Do something today that'll shape your future. Finding passions, being crappy, and video goodness".

Thanks very much for reading this post. I hope you found it useful. I'd love to hear what you think. Have you struggled to find a way to make a living where you can be truly passionate? Have you built a life around what you truly love? I'd love to know! See you in the comments here at the bottom. Much love, Ian.



  • Ian AspinLocation: Lancaster Lake District, UK
  • Bio: I’m passionate about my work:TV journalist, producer, presenter, business ideas person. I care about: family, friends, helping people, finding meaning, running