Let your startup be more than just a thrilling exciting moment, let it do work that matters.
Doing work that matters is more than exciting or thrilling.
Thrilling and exciting are temporary. Mattering is permanent.
Let your startup do more than just make profit.
Let it contribute to the community, touch people’s lives, make the environment better, deal with poverty by creating jobs, encourage the youth to dream more and do more.
Be professional, spice up your professional life with a bit of creativity, see your job as a unique opportunity to add value to the greatest number.
See your business as the only tool you have, to make an impact in life, for a true professional startup, this is all that matters.
The work of a professional is not to recreate thrilling and exciting moments.
It is to show up and do the work. Do the work that matters.
To continue the journey you set out on a while ago.
To make the change you seek to make in the universe.
People that are doing work that matters are not doing work that is popular. They are just doing that changes some people.
It is the work that matters, not the applause that follows.
If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we are going to do important work.
Show up to do work that matters. If you show up regularly with generosity, everything else is going to take care of itself.
The opportunity is not in being momentarily popular with the anonymous masses. The opportunity is in being missed when you are gone, in doing the work that matters to the people you choose.
Invest in Mattering.
Decide to matter in what you make and to matter in the way that you talk about it.
Thrilling is fine. Mattering is more important.