Sometimes the excitement surrounding a new product or idea is so strong it’s almost tangible. I’ve had some incredible experiences but one feeling which never gets old is the buzz. The buzz is my way of describing that super awesome sensation when the goosebumps start to form on my arms and the surrounding air is alive with electricity. I live for that feeling. Sometimes I get teased because I’m so passionate about what I do. But I will not apologize for the energy which motivates me and which may be passed on when we talk.

I already said I won’t apologize for my enthusiasm but I think there is something I’d like to share with you which I’ve learned from my personal experience. I love to chase the things which are important to me. Ask me about small business, ask me about the companies which aren’t in the Fortune 500 but have to try to compete with them. I’ve talked to business owners and heard the stories of being unable to adequately represent their skills because of budget or revenues. It’s simply not right. Businesses should succeed based on their skills and their abilities to complete the job best. When barriers unrelated to the job keep the little guy from being adequately represented I get upset. I’ve felt these personal obstacles intimately and have experienced the rejection based on factors completely unrelated to the job. It’s infuriating. Are my feelings clearly on display? I think so. Now that you understand a bit about my passion and where my interest lies maybe you can relate.

I know the common phrase is “Do what you love, love what you do.” There is some real truth in those words. If the feelings I’ve described above are unfamiliar to you and perhaps you don’t relate to the sensations I have shared then I have a question for you. What are you doing?

If you don’t have that goosebump raising excitement when you talk about what you are doing then why are you doing it? If you’re just doing a job to do a job I can certainly relate. The need to pay the bills is a strong one. You can’t pay your rent with a feeling. But here’s the point. Don’t get so lost in the day to day struggle that you live without passion. Make sure you continue fighting for what you truly love. Find those things which you are passionate about and keep your focus on chasing your dreams.

I have to tell you there is nothing that feels the same as when you follow your dreams, and get to share it with others. I’ve been incredibly blessed to be able to begin sharing my passion and my big ideas with others. The response has been incredible and every single interaction just confirms what I have thought quietly (and not so quietly) for so many years. If you’ve got questions, ideas, or just want someone to share your ideas with I would love to hear them. If you work in small business then I definitely want to talk with you. We can share struggles, share successes and help each other grow. When I end my posts with the phrase, “We’re all in this together!” I mean it with my whole heart. We share in our fight to succeed and I love to connect with you. I get incredible motivation from those moments and many times it provides me with the energy I need when I’m feeling down or discouraged.

I’ll leave you with this. Do you have the buzz? Do you live with the passion and excitement and desire to share your heart with others? Do those experiences electrify the air around you? If you don’t find yourself empowered and alive doing what you do, then take a moment and re-evaluate where you are and where you’re going. If you’re unsure what I mean by “the buzz” then please feel free to ask me, give me a call, talk to me, and let me share with you what I’m passionate about. I’d love to share my excitement with you and I’d love to help you find your own.