If you were to live for 300 years, what would you do?

I recently started a new job, and this was a get-to-know-you-better question: If you could live for 300 years, what would you do?

Ski jump

It was really interesting to get the insight into the people around the room: one would be a chorus singer, another would be a musician, another a wind surfing instructor.

Me, I would be a full time skier. Just ski, maybe tour people around the mountain as a ski hill ambassador or something like that.

The perks of the job

I had a job once where skiing was one of the perks. On weekends, I got a ski pass, a jacket, brand new demo skis to ride, and a company vehicle to drive. All I had to do was ski, be friendly to people, and do a report on ski conditions a couple of times.

Are you freaking kidding me? It was awesome. I didn’t get paid for my time on the hill, but really. They didn’t have to pay me.

Find something you like to do and you’ll never work a day in your life

For those weekends on the ski hill, I was intrinsically motivated. They could have poked me in the eye every time and I probably still would have clicked into my bindings. All the money in the world couldn’t make me go back to doing what I was doing during the week, but if I had a chance to do my skiing on the weekends again, I might consider it.

Yes, you can pimp me out, as long as you know my weakness.

The lesson

So what’s the lesson here if you want to have it all? Start by asking yourself this same question and see where it takes you. Then, put it into action:

  • If you were to live for 300 years, what would you do?
  • Choose one thing to do in the next week that will add more of this one thing into your life.

I’m curious! If you were to live for 300 years, what would you do? Let me know in the comments by clicking here.

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