If you’ve ever worked through a life planning process on your own or with a life coach, you’ve probably been asked a question like “What would you do with your life if someone gave you a million dollars?” But have you ever thought that it just might happen? It did for mega millionaire Steve White.
On Thursday’s edition of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly did a segment on two people who won big in the lottery. He asked them what was the worse thing that happened to them through the experience, and also how it had changed their lives.
The topic is timely because of the recent $588 million Powerball jackpot that will apparently be split between two winners.
One person featured on the show, Steven White, won over $200 million, but after taxes received a lump-sum of only $60 million.
I can’t believe I just used the words “only” and “$60 million” in the same sentence!
White’s prize had been the largest in Powerball history at the time – in May of 2004.
Anyway, as White talked about his experience, O’Reilly asked him what he ended up doing with his money. White replied that he loved cars and airplanes, so he decided to find a way to build businesses around those two things.
He said, “They say if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Yup, I’ve heard that before, from Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love. And I’ve experienced it in my own life. It’s not that we don’t have work to do when we’re doing what we love. But it doesn’t feel like a drudgery. It enriches us and fulfills us. It matters.
So, the next time someone asks you what you’d do if someone gave you a million dollars, I’d recommend you really take the time to figure out your answers. Because it just might happen.
But you don’t have to win the lottery or be a millionaire to do what you love!
I believe everyone can identify their skills and abilities, clarify their values, dreams and passions, and create a plan to find and do the work you were made for.
And 48 Days to the Work You Love is a great resource that has helped tens of thousands of people to do just that! I know it can help you too.
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