September 4, 2019 - Issue 19-36

Good Afternoon  ,

You've probably heard stories of people who walked away from a lucrative career to pursue a passion. Sometimes it works out better than others.

Years ago, listening to an audio program by Wayne Dyer, I heard a story of someone who had a long career as an accountant. He made a pretty good living as an accountant.

This guy had a passion for apples, of all things. Growing shiny, juicy examples of several varieties of apples was what he dreamed of doing. Finally, obviously with some money in his pocket, he quit his accounting work. He went to work planting and coddling the trees that produced the apples he dreamed of. I suppose he planted some trees a few years before leaving his other work. (New trees don't produce a good crop of apples for several years). 

In any case, he became known as the highest quality producer of several varieties. He could claim top dollar for his apples, and he made more money than he had in accounting. All while loving his work.

Here's Scott Mautz to tell us of his experience with a similar transition. He imagined accepting a less opulent life as a speaker/writer. He was leaving a lucrative corporate career he'd pursued for 30 years. How'd it turn out? Read on and see.

When is someone likely to produce the best product or service? 
When they're "just doing their job", or
When they pour their heart and soul into their work?

The answer to that is pretty obvious, though it's ignored by many people in their quest for "security".

Enjoy Scott's story. I'd love to hear feedback!  

John Stevens

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About John

Throughout a career spanning over 45 years my management style has been one of building teams to bring several competent people together to focus on a common objective. I noted early in my career that, in most organizations, there is an enormous amount of time, energy, and effort wasted by people working at cross purposes.

As I transition to life in the Argentine outback, my focus shifts from coaching to helping other business coaches and advisers get their message out to their prospective clients. With my first-hand knowledge of the benefits of effective business coaching, I am uniquely qualified to help business advisers of all stripes convey their message.

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