Umm. Does a one-legged duck swim in circles? (Damn right.)
Now, this is not to be confused with “do what you love and the money will follow.” Like I’ve already said, most times, it won’t.
But. When you build a business to solve problems – regardless of whether you love it or not – you can still make it fun. And you should.
Because a) why the hell not? and b) in my experience, laughs are linked to revenue. The more I have, the more I make.
And it kinda makes sense if ya think about it.
Like Bill Murray says: when you’re relaxed, you do everything better. And not only does the quality of your work improve, but if it’s fun? You’ll do it more often, for longer stretches. Won’t you?
So. Ask yourself: what makes you smile? And laugh? And forget about all the drama and stress and what ifs of entrepreneurship?
Like, whaddya enjoy as much as kids do bubbles? Whatever that is? As long as it doesn’t cut into creativity or productivity? Start sprinkling that stuff into your workplace.
For me, that might mean Zoolander playing, on mute, in the background… while I write this blog post.
What is it for you? There’s gotta be something.
A picture of a buddy who got sloppy-drunk in Vegas. A song that reminds you of that Cabo vacation. A ping-pong table. Your kids stopping by. Take-out from your favorite Mexican joint. Buying a bad-ass new recliner.
Whatever. Doesn’t matter. Just find something. And do it. You’ll see.
This isn’t just coming from me, either. Most millionaires I talk to have “fun” really high up on their priority list. Who knows. Maybe that’s all that’s standing between you and that next tax bracket.