I've been doing a lot of thinking and research, etc about the future and what's my next moves are going to be. I read about a successful entrepreneur who approaches decisions with a question. He asks "Would I do this for free?" That's a tall question and one I don't know that I've ever asked myself. If money wasn't a concern, would you do it for free? There's a LOT of work that comes through that the answer would absolutely be no for. Would I edit presentations all day for free? No chance. Would I create video content for some of the agency clients I've been working with for free? Sure. Would I travel the world taking photos of bands for free? Absolutely.
Next time you have a work decision you need to ask yourself "Would I do _____ for free?" If you can't quickly say yes than maybe it's time to look at another opportunity.
I made the image above for my computer background to keep me motivated. If you like it, feel free to download it here.