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What I Believe

What I believe. Has anyone asked you that question before? Have you struggled to answer it? This blog post is my attempt at answering the question of what I believe. This is not an exhaustive list but here is my list anyway:

1.) I believe there is a God

2.) I believe Jesus is Lord & Saviour

3.) I believe the Bible is the inherit word of God

4.) I believe we all were created

5.) I believe we were designed for a purpose here on earth

6.) I believe you are special

7.) I believe you have something to offer…always

8.) I believe we are all sinners

9.) I believe its harder to do the right thing and it’s never convenient

10.) I believe human evil comes from humans

11.) I believe hunger can be a thing of the past

12.) I believe we don’t treat one another very well, we kill each other, come on!

13.) I believe marriage should be between a man & a woman

14.) I believe we give money too much power over our lives

15.) I believe that when you do what you were meant & designed to do, you make the world a better place

16.) I believe the future does not belong to us

17.) I believe we lie to protect ourselves from the truth

18.) I believe we are stewart’s of the planet, not owners of it

19.) I believe Baseball is the greatest sport in the world

20.) I believe chocolate is over rated ūüėČ

21.) I believe we are to serve on another

22.) I believe we should treat each other the same way in which you wish to be treated

23.) I believe we should respect each other

24.) I believe we don’t have to like each other, but we should care enough to love each other

25.) I believe we should always help each other

26.) I believe in the 90/10 rule – give away 90% and charge for 10%

27.) I believe in the Open & Free Business Model

28.) I believe the Internet is the door way to the future of business

29.) I believe in honesty

30.) I believe in love

31.) I believe we should keep life simple, because simple is hard enough

32.) I believe life was never meant to be easy, it was meant to challenge us

33.) I believe we can always learn from each other

34.) I believe in the value of a human life

35.) I believe the world needs more and better leaders, so step up

36.) I believe technology is driving us indoors and away from each others face-to-face moments

37.) I believe technology is leading us to an unhealthy place

38.) I believe technology can also be used for good

39.) I believe swearing is rude and degrading

40.) I believe porn is a lie and unhealthy, it makes us believe that’s how sex should be…NOT!

41.) I believe the Cloud will only serve large corporations (those providing the Cloud)

42.) I believe Silicon Valley is a trap and does not live in the real world

43.) I believe failure is the best thing that can happen to you

44.) I believe a closed mind never learns anything

45.) I believe an open mind can change the world

46.) I believe I love my wife & two sons more than I love myself

47.) I believe I have yet to be used by God, I’m being prepared

48.) I believe the Church is over-rated

49.) I believe in YOU the people, you are awesome

50.) I believe in spending less than you earn

51.) I believe we will endure a global water shortage

52.) I believe you & I will give an accounting of our actions one day

53.) I believe in steak & potatoes : )

54.) I believe High Definition TV is the best

55.) I believe we spend too much money on shoes and clothes

56.) I believe if we didn’t have clothes to wear, and we were all naked, the crime rate would not exist

57.) I believe you are loved by God, all of you

58.) I believe we can all make the world a better place by simply loving each other

59.) I believe in WordPress & Headway Themes

60.) I believe we don’t value human life

61.) I believe this list is long enough, what does your list look like?

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Your Passion Is In Front Of You – You're Just Not Paying Attention

motivatedmanpic-main_fullThere are¬†30,600,000 (million) references on Google¬†for ” How To Find Your Passion”. Hard to believe there are that many experts on the topic, are you one of them…I’m not. I was thinking about this while taking a shower this morning, I know…I won’t go there. Gary Vaynerchuck said in his address at¬†the BIG Omaha Conference, that he hated the question of, ” How do I find my passion?” the most because he didn’t have a simple answer. Maybe what I’m about to share will help you Gary, it appears to have helped me figure¬†out¬†my passion¬†I’m just getting out of the starting gate. If you think this article is on track please send it to Gary Vaynerchuck and let him know I have found the motherload. ūüôā

I had to stop and think for a moment, if we are creatures of habit and we tend to gravitate to things we love like events, books, movies and¬†people, why is it so hard to figure out? I’ll take me for example to help you look at your own¬†desire to find your passion. If you were to look in my home you would get an idea of who I am and what my family likes to do. Since we are talking about me I’ll leave the rest of my family out of it. Let’s start in my office, lets look around a bit, hmmm….lots of tech books, Business Plan Books, IT Strategic Planning, tons of sports (stats) books, Home Business,¬†training books from my Radio & Television days and¬†boxes of all the software I have purchased over the years.

Let’s go down to my rec room, there you will find a set of drums, two guitars…yep I’m a musician (drummer, singer)¬†and so are my two boy’s including there Mom. In our Family room we have very little, it’s the hall of shame, all our wedding pictures and random family pics line the walls, also,¬†the TV, WII, PS2 and the like are in there¬†plus a small book shelf of Christian reading material.

Now you’re probably getting¬†the picture of what I (we) are about, if I was to just use that inventory as a snap shot of what I gravitate to when I’m downtown shopping I would suggest to you I have a passion for Family, Music, Christianity, Technology and Business. As you can see there are a few things I could consider my passion, but¬†the one that gets me¬†more than anything is Technology & Business, it’s the first thing¬†I look for when I’m at a magazine rack or just thinking about business & ¬†marketing, how¬†should I¬†position my business (passion). If you were to spend any amount of time with me you¬†would learn that¬†I love people, I love to help others be better than they are. If you could just see how you could be, what you were designed and meant to be, know your role in this EPIC you were born in to, your passion would become obvious.

It’s a simple process I think,¬†but if you look closely at where you spend your time & money, what you like shows up early. Take inventory of what you tend to buy most often, what you spend your time on when relaxing¬†because it interests you, you will most likely find that is the very thing¬†passionate about! Try it on for size and see if you could write about it, talk about it for hours on end on video or just tell it’s story…desire can not be planted in you, you have to find it within yourself and that is the thing Gary says you can monetize.¬†Your passion is in front of you, your just not paying attention.

Please pass this along if you feel it’s of value and leave your comments.¬†Send it to Gary Vaynerchuck to, (I don’t know his e-mail address)¬†I would love help him with his dilemma of answering this question. I’m either on to something here or I’m just plain wrong, you decide.

Many Blessings, Owen