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Do you love your job? Do you look forward to getting out of bed and starting your day? There is nothing worse than feeling trapped or imprisoned by our line of work just because we need the money.

When I think back and reflect on the various positions I have held and businesses I started, my joy comes from working for myself and flexing my creativity. Being an entrepreneur is not always fun, in fact, there are days I ask myself why am I on this rollercoaster ride? Twenty-two years later I am still an entrepreneur and more focused and driven than ever. So this tells me I am meant to do the work I have chosen and that the rollercoaster ride is not enough to derail my passion.

If you find yourself focusing solely on the money, then you are probably not doing what you love. If we do what we love, the money will come, and our work will shine brighter. As children, we are told we can be anything we want to be in life. Why is it that we do not always remember this as adults?


Gary Vaynerchuk said it beautifully “Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do every day for the rest of my life…do that.”


Tell me what gets you out of bed every morning in the comments below.

Happy love day!


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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Christopher... after 20 years in the corporate world before becoming a broker 25 years ago, the best thing of gettng up in the morning is that I never have to dread who I have to speak with or work with on any day... I get to pick and choose my clients and I always look forward to seeing them and talking to them.

Feb 14, 2017 04:56 AM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi, Christopher- Whatever you do, you're a lucky person if you can wake up each morning and love what you do. 

Feb 18, 2017 01:25 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                                        Thank you Christopher Pagli 

Feb 18, 2017 08:08 PM #3
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

So glad Kathy shared your post this morning Christopher! Knowing I'm helping making sellers' lives easier is what makes me happy....I'm always happiest when I'm improving something! Oh and spending time with my family of course!

Feb 19, 2017 07:46 AM #4
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

I have had several "loves" in my career, real estate being my latest one (since 2002). Yes, it is a roller coaster but I would not have it any other way!

Feb 19, 2017 07:47 AM #5
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad


I love what I do, including the challenges that arise. I was in corporate for many years and I never felt valued as I do as a real estate professional.


Feb 19, 2017 08:42 AM #6
Rene Fabre
First American Title - Seattle, WA
Marketing in the Digital Age

Well said Christopher Pagli !! Love that Gary V. quote. I'm a big fan of his. I agree, it's not about the money. If you do what you like, money will come!

Feb 19, 2017 09:59 AM #7
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Love this post, I love being able to choose what I am going to work on today and helping others.

Feb 19, 2017 10:44 AM #8
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good afternoon Christopher Pagli ,

I'm so glad Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. I love what I do now for a living and can honestly say this is what I want to do for the rest of my life!

Feb 19, 2017 11:26 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Christopher - you are exactly right as your tag line says.  The WHY means the most.

Feb 19, 2017 11:31 AM #10
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

Great post, you offered some great reminders.


I love my family.

I'm passionate about being an entrepreneur and I really enjoy my business.

I have not had a job in 27 years. 

Feb 19, 2017 09:08 PM #11
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

As with others who have commented here, after 30 years in a corporate position, I moved to being an independent business owner and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I do jump out of bed in the morning ready to go!

Feb 21, 2017 03:32 AM #12
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Christopher Pagli - my love? God, Family and then business!

I thank God every day for adding 86,400 seconds to my life!

Feb 21, 2017 08:22 PM #13
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