What do you really do for a living?

The next time someone asks you the question, “what do you do for a living?”, really give it some thought, before you answer.

It’s easy to say what you think you should say, or what you’ve been taught to say.

“I’m a teacher.”

“I’m a foreman at the muffler factory.”

“I’m the manager at Pizza Hut.”

“I’m an accountant.”

I’ve talked about it before and decided I would start giving totally off-the-wall answers regarding my career, but then I got thinking about it again.

Think about it the next time you are asked the question, don’t answer so quickly.

I know we’ve all heard things like: “Work to live or live to work“? But what I’m wondering is, when did we actually replace living with the things we do (like work) most of the time,  so we can afford to attempt to actually live some of the time?

I don’t know the answer.

But I’m wondering, if we can change the way we answer it.

What do I actually do for a living?

I write this blog and hope to inspire change within one or more people. The rest of the time, I enjoy spending time with my wife, family, and friends. When time permits, I enjoy fly fishing, reading, cooking, and exercise. My wife and I love to travel. We look forward to various journeys around the globe. That’s just scratching the surface of what I do for a living.

What do you do for a living?