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Do You Want to Feel Inspired?

Inspiration Courage and Dreams

There’s a film I watched recently called “Door to Door” and I want to recommend it to you for a number of reasons.

Firstly the acting is really, really good. The film is also based on the true story of a man called Bill Porter.

Bill Porter was an American Door to Door salesman in the 1950’s based in Portland Oregon. As a very young man he experienced lots of rejections when applying with various sales companies who refused to hire him.

Eventually he managed to persuade the manager of one company (Watkins Inc.) to give him a chance…but only by giving him the toughest sales territory that none of the company’s salespeople would touch!

I don’t want to spoil it for you by giving too much away – but the film follows Bill’s journey, his hardships, the rejections he faced as he did his best to follow through on his decision to follow his chosen path. His dream was to make his first sale and be successful as a salesman.

What’s so exceptional about Bill you might ask?

Bill Porter had Cerebral Palsy.

He walked with a limp, had the use of only one arm and his speech was slurred to the point of being incomprehensible.

Not exactly the best start for a career in door to door sales.

His resolve was tested (to the limit) he battled everything rain, cold and probably most painful of all rejection and rudeness from people who were offensive and mean to him.

The movie has a beautiful flow and provides an emotional roller coaster ride following the story of a man who struggled to overcome odds most of us will never have to face, with dignity and courage that is admirable and worth emulating.

If this isn’t enough to encourage you to watch the film – the acting is extraordinary with William Macy as Bill Porter who also won an Emmy for his performance.

This film is such a precious rare gem that most people don’t know about – but such a treasure when you discover it. It’s only 1:30 min so not very long…perfect as a film over the weekend.

And if you’re in sales or have a sales related job? this’ll definitely be perfect for you.

But even if you’re not in a sale job, this will still be very meaningful. In fact it’s relevant to ANYBODY who’s job involves interacting with people in any way shape or form.

The film draws our attention to what we often forget in life and business – that although our jobs exist to help us make money, business isn’t just about money…it should be a harmony of being about people, relationships and trust…where we exchange things of value with each other: to help each other.

That’s what business is about – and if it isn’t? That’s what it should be about.

So anyway check it out. I hope you’re uplifted and inspired by it as much as I was.

Here’s a link to the film on YouTube (hopefully it’s still up there). If it is…you should be able to watch it for Free : )

  https://youtu.be/uYQdXvo469c 

Let me know what you think. 

Mark

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How to Identify Your Life’s Calling and Use it to Set-Up Your Own Business

How to build a business based around your lifes purpose

It’s not usual for people to have a clearly defined sense of their life’s calling so don’t worry if you haven’t quite discovered what yours is yet.

I experienced this in a job a few years ago. I was starting to feel restless. My full-time position didn’t excite or stimulate me anymore and it didn’t help that I wasn’t getting along well with my boss either.

I decided I needed financial and professional independence and to do the kind of work that was aligned with the things I loved and valued as an individual.

I felt that going my own way to set up my own business was the best way to accomplish those goals…on my terms.

If you want more clarity on what your life’s calling is and how to combine it with starting a business of your own…

The following 2 tips could help you get started.

1. Make Lists

How to use lists to build a business from scratch

Lists can help you organise your ideas and answer tough questions that need to be asked to discover your calling and your purpose in life. Dedicate time to sitting down, doing a bit of brainstorming and soul searching and record the results of your session.

Start by making 3 separate lists.

a) Create a list of things you enjoy doing. Record everything. Even if an idea sounds ridiculous and lacking in business potential. Many of these seemingly ridiculous, impossible ideas could potentially be refined and transformed into a solid business plan later on.

b) Create a second list of activities you enjoy so much you’d be willing to do them for free. Don’t think about the money, focus on what makes you happy.

c) And lastly, make a list of things you can’t live without (have fun with this : )).

Once you’re done, take some time to carefully compare your lists. Do any similarities/patterns emerge? These similarities and patterns could be the emerging ‘blueprint’ of your life’s true calling and also what your ideal life could look like.

By thinking it and simply writing it down, you’ve made the reality of it happening much more tangible than you could ever imagine!

2. Give it time

Don’t worry if your life’s calling appears vague or too abstract to transform into a solid, practical business plan. Over-analysing will do little to clarify things at this stage.

Give yourself time. Allow the idea to evolve at its own pace. Soon, you’ll be able to understand what you’re meant to do.

Your life’s calling could be complex and difficult to define at first but this is perfectly natural; the pieces may need to slowly come together so that eventually your purpose becomes clear. See this diagram below.

How to build a business around your passion and interests

The most important thing is to make sure the concepts and activities in your lists give you a feeling of self-fulfilment and get you excited.

If you’re going to set up your own business trust me, it’s better to build it around things you’re interested in and passionate about.

You’re going to need a lot of stamina and energy to see it through and that can only be sustained long-term if you’re doing something you genuinely love and believe in.

Mark Villarosa - Artist, Musician and Digital Entrepreneur

My name is Mark.

I’m on a mission to help others start & build their own online business so they can create the freedom to follow their passions and do what they love.

I invite you to watch this Video Training Series so you can learn how.

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