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By Andrew Neitlich

A moment of gratitude

By Andrew Neitlich

There seems to be an unending supply of large- and small-scale tragedy in the world these days, both man-made and natural.

This gets to what may seem a tangential issue for selling web services, but really is key: Are you living a life you love? Are you doing work you love?

I can’t help but give infinite thanks for being self-employed, working from home, making my own hours, doing what I love. Half my success comes, I think, from loving what I do. Clients and prospects sense my passion, and want to work with me.

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Life can end any time. Today, tomorrow, some time when you least expect it. You don’t want to have regrets.

If you are reading this and working in a job you hate, make a plan to get out quick. That’s not the only aspect of living a life you love, but it’s certainly an important one.

You are blessed to have a great set of skills, skills that can take you far.

Time is precious. Don’t have regrets when your time comes.

Ask yourself: If something awful happened to the building where you are working right now, and you perished, would you have no regrets about where you work — or would you say during your last minute, “I can’t believe I didn’t quit this crummy job and do what I really wanted to do?”

I hope this passage is not too trite, and makes a difference to at least someone reading it.

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