LuckyBy Joseph V Cavanaugh III   March 7, 2016

Most people are familiar with the quote, “Find work that you love and you will never work another day in your life.” In that same vein, L.P. Jack was quoted as saying, “A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”

We all probably know one of those “lucky” ones who absolutely loves what they do, and even more amazingly, probably gets paid very well to do what they love to do. And, many of these individuals are having significant positive impact on the lives of others. They are among the most grateful and generous people I know. One thing I have noticed with these “lucky” few is that there is almost always a wise mentor somewhere in their story. They’ve had a mentor who observed them, observed their talents, motivations, and intelligences, and then helped them find the very thing where they naturally excel and love to do.

Some would say that this is just dumb luck. But, is it? They could have ignored the advice of their mentor. They could have thought they knew better than this wise person who reached out to them. Instead, they gratefully received guidance and encouragement. And in turn, they reaped the benefits.

One of my great joys is doing a job that I love. I get to help others discover what they would love to do and where they can excel. I am blessed to help people become one of the “lucky” few who gets to do what they love to do, to have significant positive impact in the lives of others, and in many cases, be very well paid to do it.

It would be my privilege to help you become one of the lucky ones. You can contact me at