Where are You Looking for Inspiration?

My recent book, Three Men and a Barrel, is just a collection of stories I have shared over the years with my friends in the shed industry through a bi-monthly column in the Shed Builder Magazine. It is easy to dismiss it as simply a collection of short stories aimed at a niche market. However, I hope that I achieve a more noble result with the book.

If you’ve read the book, you will be familiar with some of the stories. And, yes, some of them are purely entertainment focused! There is no great message hidden in the skunk story or the story of dropping fireworks down into the bathroom.

Through my years as an adult, though, I’ve been saddened by the number of times people have told me how they were so ready to leave their job. Ask any person checking you out at a store how their day is going and you’ll likely get an answer about how long it is until their shift is over.

We are going to be working for 8-10 hours per day – about half of our waking hours – for most of our adult life. If our only focus is on going home, we are missing opportunity for inspiration all around us! I hope that some of my stories inspire you to look for meaning in your own work. If you are going to be there anyway, you might as well make the most of it!

Don’t dread your work! If your job is that bad, look for ways to make it better, or else find a new place to labor. Thanks for your time today!

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