The other night when Anderson Cooper interviewed Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl we learned the key to Dave’s success:
He loves what he does.
Phrases used to describe his work include:
- exceeded all expectations
- massive success
- catapulting to worldwide stardom
- staple of rock music
Get a load of this excerpt from his wiki page:
“Between October 2002 and March 2003 Grohl was in the number one spot on the Modern Rock charts for 17 of 18 successive weeks, as a member of three different groups.”
Wowza. That’s a guy who’s got a handle on success.
But in his 60 Minutes interview Dave said he didn’t do any of his work for the fame or fortune. He simply did it for the love of playing music.
Conscious creators who are looking to manifest rewards for their work can learn a thing or two from Dave’s example.
In fact, spiritual teacher Teal Swan said in her Salt Lake workshop earlier this month that “We experience abundance in direct proportion to the amount that we love what we do.”
Meaning, if you want more money, prioritize your joy.
That’s something Dave’s apparently tapped into from the beginning – the joy of making music.
When Anderson asked about his success (pointing out that money has never been Dave’s motivation), here’s how Dave responded:
The reward of playing music should be playing music.
That’s the way I felt before any of this happened.
I wasn’t doing it so this [huge success] would happen. I was doing it because I loved it.
The love of playing should always be the heart of music.
That hit home since I sometimes see coaches and other business owners creating something in order to get the payday.
In the process of manifesting the financial rewards, they sometimes lose track of whythey engaged this work in the first place.
I’ve done it myself, so I know how easy it is.
Yes, money matters. We (believe we) have to make a living.
But that is much easier (and more successfully) accomplished when we stay connected to the love of our work. That is, when we let the work be its own reward.
You’ll find another LOA tidbit in that interview if you tune in, but in the meantime, here’s toengaging our work for the enjoyment of it.
Leading with love, joy and passion is bound to bring other rewards on its heels.