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The case for doing the things you love – Heath & Alyssa

The case for doing the things you love – Heath & Alyssa


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Have you ever seen the film Chef?

It stars Jon Favreau as he takes his son throughout the nation together with his meals truck. I cherished the film, so when Netflix got here out with The Chef Present final 12 months, I needed to watch it.

And now Jon Favreau is my complete inspiration/hero/#targets for the whole lot I do in life.

Let me clarify.


I first noticed him as an actor—Monica’s hilarious billionaire boyfriend in Associates—and I considered him as that humorous and lovable supporting character. Nothing particular. Watching The Chef Present I realized extra in regards to the movies he directed and produced. Then I heard him discuss writing Chef. Dang, this man writes, directs, produces, and stars in movies. Respect.

Then I heard him discuss sitting with the movie on the reducing room flooring and dealing via scenes, piecing them collectively. As somebody who edits a variety of movies, it actually stunned me to listen to how concerned and expert he was at each a part of the filmmaking course of.

And he’s speaking about doing all these items whereas he’s chopping greens and mixing dough together with his buddy and celebrated chef, Roy Choi.

Roy Choi was the inspiration for the movie Chef and he taught Jon cook dinner for the movie. “To get comfy within the kitchen, Choi despatched Favreau to a French culinary college after which had him prepare in a number of of Choi’s kitchens.” (source)

In episode 5 of season one, whereas speaking about directing movies and making pizza, Jon attracts a dragon.

(At this level I really feel like I’m describing a dream I had, however follow me right here.)

And it hit me.

That is the type of one who chases his curiosity.

Heath heard this phrase a pair years again from Adam Nubern (episode 151) and it’s caught with us.

Chasing your curiosity: To be curious about one thing and let your self go down the seeming rabbit gap of studying it and figuring it out (particularly applies to issues not essentially business-related, like cooking for instance)

I feel it’s an affliction that impacts extra creatives than anybody else. This want to chase the issues we’re interested in.

Jon loves meals, so he wrote a film about cooking. Then he took it a step additional out of his consolation zone and went to culinary college. He skilled in industrial kitchens. Wanting opening his personal restaurant (though he mainly hosts his personal cooking present which is fairly shut), he’s tried the whole lot to grasp his ability. It’s the last word type of chasing that curiosity.

And the identical goes for his movie profession. He’s chased down each a part of filmmaking. Tried it, realized it, honed his colleges.

Plus he can completely draw a dragon whereas his pizza cooks.

He discovered what he loves and leaned in.

One other instance is Terry Crews.

Soccer participant, hilarious actor, illustrator, flutist, furnishings designer.

Chrissy Teigen.

Mannequin, blogger, TV host, best-selling cookbook creator, created a line of cookware, mom.

Chip & Joanna Gaines.

Residence designers, builders, TV hosts, best-selling authors, mainly run the entire financial system of Waco with all their companies, presently launching their very own TV community, FIVE children.

How can one individual be superb at so many issues?

Years of observe.

And likewise giving your self time to chase down these rabbit holes. To strive issues that perhaps you’re simply interested in or have all the time wished to strive.

For Heath, that’s sketchnoting. He for years has talked about cool it’s, however by no means did it himself.

For me, it’s cooking. I cook dinner every day as a result of, you already know, meals retains us alive. However I additionally actually find it irresistible.

For you it could be music or design or baking or portray or skydiving or mountain biking or laptop programming (hey, no judgment, I’m positive programming is admittedly enjoyable).

With the addition of our daughter final 12 months, it actually hit us that we love our work, however we additionally need to find time for issues that mild us up. Issues that we do simply for enjoyable.

Like baking a flourless chocolate cake or filling up a web page with the phrase whats up written in a dozen totally different kinds (AKA issues Heath and I’ve achieved these days).

This may not assist your small business.

This would possibly even distract from your small business.

However it’s a method so that you can develop and to maintain that satisfying stability in life.

By simply chasing your curiosity.

What’s one thing you’re interested in that you just’ve all the time wished to study or strive?



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