Playwright Noel Coward once said, “Work is more fun then fun.”
I said that quote once while giving a speech for a group of Advisors and one of the participants in the back of the room raised his hand and said, “Yeah, right Mike, who is this Neal guy? I figure with a quote like that he’s either a movie star or a professional golfer.”
That line got a few laughs at my expense, but it also revealed a truth (which almost all humor does). People believe that the fun jobs are always somewhere else. “If only I could get a job like that!” “If only I had been a Pro golfer.” But the truth is that fulfilling and fun work can be found in anything. The more we consciously engage in the beauty and passion of the little thing we are doing in this moment, the more fun work becomes. It isn’t the work, it’s the mind we bring to it. It’s the spirit. As Fran Tarkenton once said, “If you aren’t having fun, you must not be doing it right.” That is why I always say that being a Financial Advisor is the greatest job in the world! Let’s have some fun.