That's It

I have the great fortune of traveling due to work and periodic vacations and the most exciting part of it all is meeting all of the really cool people that are out there.

It all usually starts with minor chit chat at the hotel bar about being here for work or for vacation and then on to what exactly they do at work. I'm a fairly active listener and what I've found is that people either "I Love what I (they) do!" or "I (they) don't really like my (their) job but it pays the bills."

I'm not really sure which one of the two are better off.

For me, red flags fly when someone tells me they love what they do. I want to get a calendar out and guess how long they'll be in that business as they continue to justify their love of their job.

I'm sure some people love what they do but I believe it's rare. Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, pick any President. I'm leaving athletes, doctors and attorneys off this list. Pro athletes have a very short life span in their chosen career. Physicians have some intrinsic or altruistic reason for helping people which usually subsides after they realize the system is broken and the majority of their patients are lazy-whinny-drug-seeking-bull-shit-artists. Attorneys? Really?

When someone tells me they're paying the bills or trying to get by, I truly admire them for doing something that sucks. I've painted buildings and worked in a warehouse while getting my business off the ground. I guess it's part of paying your dues or possible hope for the poor and a warning to the rich…Your station in life is temporary.

I played college football but I didn't love it. Now, I did take great enjoyment in playing the intellect game of hitting the guy in front of me. I'd describe it as the game within the game. You can hit a Linebacker as hard as you can but what's the point? They can take the shot. True delight is achieved when you're just in their way and they can't get around you. They get really mad.

Even with that, I don't think I loved it. It just happened to be where I was at the time or maybe it fell into the category of it sucks but it pays the bills (tuition) or even you really have to play college ball before going pro. It's just part of the process.

Have you ever been shopping at Home Depot because something at the house broke and you have to fix it but don't know what tool you really need?

You're strolling along the isle not finding any help (different story repeated many times) when you see exactly what you need. For ladies, (I know I'm getting trouble for this.) maybe it's when you see that one pair of shoes…There's a glow around it. It stands out from all of the others...

"That's it!"

I was a little over 2 years in the Navy and was working out so that I could attend BUD/S. Knew some of the Team guys and we would hoist beers on occasion. They just never seemed to relax. Have you ever seen someone with veins popping out of their head and neck and say, "I am relaxed!!!" It's funny. Kinda like not hitting a linebacker.

Inside, I'm thinking that BUD/S is going to suck but not suck as bad as the regular Navy. Or at least suck so bad on a completely whole new level that life as we know it ceases to exist. It's also more fun to have "suck really bad days" in good company. Everyone shares in the wealth or the crap.

One sunny afternoon, after lunch, I see a guy that is dressed like a SEAL but had the George Jefferson Moving On Up strut going on as he walked up the sidewalk.

I asked, "Hey, what do you do?"

He replies, "I'm EOD."

"That's it!! That's what I want to do!" I knew right then and there I was going EOD.

How does one decide that you're going to be anything without knowing anything about what you're doing? You just know and it's usually instantly apparent when you see it. Just like the tool you need from Home Depot.

I didn't care what the process was, what the details were, what the pay was. I was just going to do it. Did it suck at times? Yep, sure did. Did I ever feel like quitting? Yep, once. I would have quit but we got up from doing sit ups to run and I forgot.

Somehow you ventured on to Globally Employable and something stuck. Maybe you thought it was interesting in passing or maybe something hit you square in the face and you knew, That's it!

If you take the leap and risk it all, will you love it or will it suck but it pays the bills?

Do I love UXO or EOD work? Absolutely not! Do I like it? Yes. What I do love is doing what others don't do, won't do or can't do and meeting all of the cool people along the way.

If you had a "That's it" moment, whether it sucks or not, it doesn't matter. You just have to do it.

Start today. Move towards being Globally Employable!

Steve

PS: I have been reading a book by one of my favorite authors, Chris Guillebeau. Next week he's launching his new book The $100 Startup. He sent me a copy to proof this last week. I've read about 1/4 of it and it's an eye opener. Check out his youtube video here.

PPS:If you decide to buy Chris' book , I'll throw in 50 entries for the UXO School Giveaway! Just send me a copy of your receipt.

PPS: The TEEX UXO School drawing is coming up. Please share this with your friends on Facebook or email this out to them.



New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

13

Days

Left to

Register




On July 4, 2012

One Person

Will Win

UXO

Training for Free!

Go to UXO School for Free? That's Right! UXO School for FREE! (You're getting paid to blow stuff up after you graduate.)

The UXO industry has been great for me and many of my friends. You can read about them under the Success Stories section. Where else can you go to school for 4 weeks and have the ability to make in excess of $100,000 in addition to having a change of scenery and work with explosives!

UXO School Giveaway Brochure

I'm still working out the final details but here's what I have now: There is absolutely no requirement to purchase anything from me in order to win. To get your name in the drawing, I must have some kind of communication with you whether it's through the Contact Me page or your submit a question to our FAQ or actually take a course through us.

1. Sign up for the Globally Employable newsletter and get 10 entries. I put all the good stuff out there first. Here's the form:

Enter your E-mail Address
Enter your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Globally Employable.

2. Like us on Facebook and receive 100 entries!

3. Fill out the TEEX Information Request form on the UXO page and receive 10 entries. You'll receive an email with links to all of the best information about TEEX and UXO.

4. Use the Contact Me page and get your name in once...and only once. Don't have the time to jam up my Blackberry with unnecessary emails. Contact Me gets 1. If you ask a question on the Contact Me and I publish the question, you get 10 entries.

5. Submit a question to the FAQ and it gets published, you get 10 entries. You get one and only one for submitting a question and doesn't get published. Again, don't jam up the Blackberry.

6. Take a course with us or purchase a product and you'll receive 1 entry for every dollar spent including any of the SGC Group HAZWOPER training or all purchases through the SGC Group EOD Gear Catalog.

7. Purchase my book How to Profit from Disaster, you'll receive 100 entries! Send me a copy of your confirmation email as I use the email addresses for the entry.

8. Friend and Like us on Facebook and you'll receive 100 entries!

The drawing for UXO School will be in July 4, 2012!

Can't wait that long to win something? I can't wait to give something away between now and then!

Here's some other things will be giving away:

AK 47 Shoot with me and my team from SGC Group.

Radiation Dosimeter Badges

Some of my favorite books that made a significant impact on my life such as Think & Grow Rich, Greatest Salesman in the World, Atlas Shrugged, 4 Hour Work Week, etc.

2 room nights at a Hilton property of your choice- Brian D. of VA has won 2 free nights at the Holiday Inn Property of his choice.

Weekly phone consultation with me for a month to help assist you accomplish your income & career goals.

I'm working out the details for more training that will given away.

Now's your chance to get UXO school for Free! Take advantage of all of the "No Purchase Necessary" ways to win.

As a favor, please pay this forward to those that would be truly interested in taking a look at this.

Steve Cassidy