Hello Believe Nation!
Today we’re going to talk about how you can have passion.
And as always, guys, as you’re watching, if you hear something that really inspires you, please leave it down in the comments below, put quotes around it as well so other people can inspired and when you write it down, it’s much more likely to sink into yourself as well, enjoy.
I think the most beautiful part about life is finding what you love to do and finding your place in it. And finding a way to make that a reality, whether you love to paint or to make music or to play sports or ya know, write, whatever it is that you love to do in life or whatever it is that you love to live or the people you like to be around and finding ways to make that a reality, like I fell in love with hip hop when I was real little.
” The most beautiful part about life is finding what you love to do and finding your place in it and finding a way to make that a reality” – G-Eazy
And I started writing raps and making beats. And I was like this is what I love to spend my time doing. I want to find a way to make that a reality and get to travel the world and get to, life the way I want to and share that with people.
Interviewer: You went to play music when you quit school, you didn’t go to become an actor?
Well, I had already, I was already, I started playin’ the guitar at the age of 12. I felt a passion for it that yeah, it was the first real passion that I had and I can safely say because I feel and I felt then that the word ambition has become dirty, ya know.
“I started playin’ the guitar at the age of 12. I felt a passion for it that yeah, it was the first real passion that I had” – Johnny Depp
Because ambition somehow implies that the. I know. I know, I know, cry. I’ll probably be cryin’ in about 10 minutes so. So ambition was a dirty word to me because it felt like you were working for some game or material or some status so I literally don’t remember going through puberty because I locked myself in a room at the age of 12, 13. And just played the guitar, learned things off records and taught myself how to play and it was my life. And it was the only solace, it was the only sanctuary. It was the only security, it was my first love.
Many people are what we call managers or CEOs and today they can spend seven years in the watch business and eventually then they might move and be a CEO in a car business or in a crystal brand. These people are clever and great entrepreneurs but they are not necessarily deeply connected forever to one passion. I am connected just to watches. I don’t, I would never like to do another job. Of course, I have other little passions.
I love wine, I love cheese, I love classic cars. But I would never transform them in a business because my passion is not deep enough. While watches is my life. If I have to die, I want people to remember two things. I want my children and my wife to remember my love and I want people to remember my contribution to the watch business.
“Many people are what we call managers or CEOs and today they can spend seven years in the watch business and eventually then they might move and be a CEO in a car business or in a crystal brand. These people are clever and great entrepreneurs but they are not necessarily deeply connected forever to one passion. I am connected just to watches.” – Jean-Claude Biver
So that’s really my objective, that’s why I would never leave this business and not many. I have been in the business since ’74 so it’s nearly 40 years, 39 years in the same business and I don’t know many people in this business that have been 39 years there.
Some great people came but they came from a car brand, came from Ferrari or from Maserati and joined the watch business and they’ve been seven years. They going to move and go to Hermes or Veto. So it’s different, I am a watch fan, a watch freak.
People won’t know what I went through between the second and third album, of the fear that was implemented in me, even though I knew I was talented. I have to be confident in what I do. And that song was one of the first songs that I recorded for the album and I was actually going to call the album Masterpiece and I just thought no, it doesn’t make sense.
If people hear it on its own, it just sounds like I’m bein’ an absolute asshole. But for me, I’ve never made it. I’ve never finished my paintin’. Until the day that my eyes close and I don’t wake up, I feel like I’m still puttin’ towards my masterpiece.
“When people can’t deal with how passionate you are, they attack you. And that’s the same with anyone.” – Jessie J
And I want to work hard and I’m okay to say, hey, I messed up. I do things, I say things, I wear things, I date people I shouldn’t, I’m human and we’re all building on something that we hope can leave a standing of the test of time.
And I think that that’s what that song means to me and I, I really, really put it towards the other people that have gone, you can’t do this or lied about me and said I’m difficult or this and that and called me a diva and when I’m not, I’m passionate. No, there’s a very, very thin, when people can’t deal with how passionate you are, they attack you. And that’s the same with anyone.
Taraji P. Henson
Interviewer: Because everybody kept asking me, what does it feel like, what does it feel like, when you got the nomination, that little girl from Washington DC, what did it feel like when you heard your name?
Mine was a roller coaster ride. I was nominated for this and wasn’t for that. So I really put it out of my head ’cause I don’t really do what I do for the awards. Like you said, if you’re passionate about your work, all the accolades will come. You got to stay focused on what God put you on Earth to do. So that’s number one.
“If you’re passionate about your work, all the accolades will come.” – Taraji P. Henson
Yeah, I mean, I was very fortunate. I started trying to work at 14 and I got on a sit com when I was 16. I dealt with a lot of no’s, mostly personal no’s, within my family, it’s hard for a 14 year old to say, I’m leaving Kentucky, I’m moving to New York. But I knew, I felt so strongly, it feels insane to be a teenager and know, I knew that it was the right thing to do, I knew it was going to work out.
Interviewer: Were they supportive, your family?
Well no, I wouldn’t be supportive if my teenager was like, I’m movin’ to New York. They thought, ya know, they thought I was going to get killed. I’m surprised I didn’t get killed but it was like this fire and also this like, I just knew it. So I eventually saved up babysitting money and went and did it.
Interviewer: What about the business of being what you are now, the musician, the songwriter, I mean, did you display an early talent for singing?
I didn’t actually, I got thrown out of the choir.
Interviewer: Did you?
I was thrown out of the choir for, I think, as far as I know, it was for talking. And I always remember my dad used to say to me, ’cause I used to say, Dad, that when I was like 16, 17, 18 and my dad was threatening to throw me out of the house if I didn’t get a job within a certain amount of time so obviously I went out and got jobs but I was saying, I want to be a singer, I think I’m going to be rich and famous and he would say, everybody wants to be a pop singer, everybody wants. And I would say no Dad, everybody wants to be a pop singer when they’re 12, ya know, when they’re 12. I’ve, this is my whole life, this is what I want to do. But I’ve lost my train of thought.
“I had two very, very strong ambitions and they’ve always fought against one another, always. And one was a passion for music and an ability to communicate through music and really a sense of purpose through music” – George Michael
Interviewer: Was it to be rich and famous, your ambition, I mean, was that it?
No. I think I had two very, very strong ambitions and they’ve always fought against one another, always. And one was a passion for music and an ability to communicate through music and really a sense of purpose through music. And two was this desire to be and rich and famous is not right because actually, rich never came into it, I actually realized about six months ago, someone put a question to me and I actually realized that at no point during my early life when I was, in all my ambitions or even when I started to realize my ambitions, at no point did it ever occur to me that one of the byproducts of this would be that I could buy whatever I wanted or live in a big house, have a flashy car, all the things that are very pleasant. But it really hadn’t occurred to me, it never occurred to me so I didn’t want to be rich, I just wanted to be filthily famous.
Guillermo del Toro
Interviewer: What did Cronos achieve for you?
Well, that movie changed my life because we were more than the underdog, more than the dark horse. We were a movie that nobody wanted to produce, nobody was supporting except my producers in Mexico. And we suddenly were selected for CAN and literally, we were all of the sudden one of the most awarded movies in Mexican Film History.
I remember the first time Cronos won the first award which was a cash award and before that award, we were in debt for half a million. We won the award and literally like a beauty contest, I was crying, crying in the stage holding this giant check and I was trembling and I was really moved because a, I was happy the movie was being recognized and b, I was not going to jail.
I watched so many Metros in my life, unbelievable and really not so, some boring games and then I sleep. And it’s so boring, why they beat each other and make this 20, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80,000 people in a stadium with this boring game, it’s not okay.
So that’s what we want to see, we want to enjoy our own game, if we lose, okay, we like to win. But if we lose with our way, it’s okay. If we lose with the way of somebody else, it’s, you cannot work with this so that’s it. It’s very emotional, very fast, very strong, not boring, no chess, like this.
Yeah, of course, tactical but with big heart and tactical things are so important. You cannot win without tactical things but the emotion make the difference. Life in our game, that’s important.
“The emotion make the difference. Life in our game, that’s important.” – Jûrgen Klopp
Well, I’ve always played the violin. Ever since I was six years old, I begged for lessons. And I’ve always played and it was actually when I was in college that I kind of just realized one day that I didn’t love it anymore and I used to love it.
And I specifically didn’t study music in school because I didn’t ever want to have the love of my music be out of me so it kind of broke my heart when I was like, I don’t even enjoy this anymore.
“I need to play and write the kind of music that I am loving right now. And so I did and it just brought it back to life for me. It made it so creative and I became a creator, not just a musician and that’s, I think, what just invigorated my passion.” – Lindsay Stirling
And so I started thinking, okay, what can I do to like invigorate my passion, like I started playing with bands. I started just anywhere I could go to kind of try out new styles of music and I’ve always loved electronic music and it just hit me one day.
I need to play and write the kind of music that I am loving right now. And so I did and it just brought it back to life for me. It made it so creative and I became a creator, not just a musician and that’s, I think, what just invigorated my passion.
Evan: So thank you guys so much for watching. I’d love to know what did you think of this video.
What clip resonated the most with you that you’re going to take and immediately apply to your life or your business somehow. Leave it down in the comments below and I’m going to join in the discussion.
I also want to give a quick shout out to Karim Al-Kassem. Thank you so much Karim for picking up a copy of my book, Your One Word. It really, really, really means a lot to me and I hope you’re enjoying it.
So thank you guys, again, for watching. I believe in you, I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your One Word is, much love. I’ll see you soon.
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