The other day a friend sent me a video of entertainer, funny man, and speaker Jason Hewlett. He was talking about your signature move.
Jason talks about Michael Jackson.
What is his signature move? Yep, the moonwalk.
Jason’s signature move was his amazing ability to contort his face and impersonate people.
I thought about the significance of the signature move. Both MJ and Jason’s signature move allows us to recognize who they are, similar to a corporate logo. But the underlying thing here is their passion. When they are most congruent with themselves or when they are the best versions of themselves they are performing, connecting, and sharing their story.
What is your story?
I feel invigorated that I have been able to share my story through my passion.
My passion is coaching people to live the best versions of themselves. I do it through MENE (mindset, exercise, nutrition, and education).
When I was a kid, most people thought of exercise as something jocks or PE teachers did. Most parents want their kids to become engineers, lawyers, doctors, accountants. In other words to get a real job. My parents were the opposite. They always encouraged me to pursue what I love to do first. Don’t do it for the money, they said, do it in spite of the money. Said differently, what would you love to do if you didn’t get paid to do it?
So what happens if you didn’t have parents that supported you?
What happens if you hate what you currently do because you are not truly doing your dream job or pursuing your passion?
Are you up a creek without a paddle?
You have a decision.
I believe it is never too late to create the life you want, the legacy you want.
Clearly define what it is you are passionate about then apply your signature move.
Listen I get it. It may seem impossible.
You are married, you have kids, you feel too old, you don’t have enough time. What ever your excuse is, remember, it is just that – an excuse. I never said it will be easy but let me reassure you it will be worth it. Any thing worth living for is hard work. Let me repeat that.
“Anything worth living for is hard work.”
I have touched on this before. But if you are not living out your passion you are probably not living to your best. Steve Jobs said, “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”
Contemplate these questions then do the thing that scares most people. Take action. Do something today that leads you toward your passion and live the life you deserve.
The time to live is today.