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My Life Said Something to Him. From a Food Guy to a Car Guy

My neighbor Rod has been depressed lately. We talk often and he has been frustrated that he owns some rental property but can't make a living. One afternoon we sat and talked for two hours. I told him what I was doing with the food writing, www.hometownslop.blogspot.com. He was genuinely interested and wanted to here more. He kept saying, "that's so cool" and we discussed restaurants and food at length.

For the past 3 weeks Rod has had many cars on his property. These are old cars, classics, hot rods and even a Plymouth Barracuda. I had never heard of one. He said that he found a guy in Australia who has him hunting for cars. Rod gets a Finder's fee in addition usually buying at a discount and fixing them up himself to sell at a premium.

I asked Rod what got him into cars. He said that I did. I said "what?" He replied that the long discussion we had about my food writing helped him to follow something he loved. He has worked on cars since he was 14. There is a skip in Rod's step that has been missing.  

On a beautiful morning walk yesterday, I was listening to Dan's "Beware of Being Busy" Podcast. In there he encourages a gentleman who has no idea what his passion is, to figure it out. "Ask yourself what your life is saying to the world" Dan says.

I don't take credit for Rod's skills but am grateful that my life is saying to others that they should pursue what they love.

Jeff

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Comment by Jeff David on October 22, 2012 at 6:46am

Thanks Ann & Dan, I appreciate your inspiration. This is the greatest learning experience of my life.

Comment by Dan Miller on October 19, 2012 at 1:07pm

Jeff - very cool.  Living out our own passion is often the inspiration for someone else to find theirs - even if it's much different. What you've done here is a great example.  Watching you is obviously helping others believe that they too can find and live in their passion. 

Comment by Ann Musico on October 19, 2012 at 9:21am

Jeff that is truly awesome - your life inspired another person to find and step out in faith on their passion! 

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