14 thoughts on “Kevin Smith’s Secrets To A Successful Life

  1. tmc says:

    Damn. well put.

  2. The Shelter says:

    Thanks for the collected wisdow. Here’s our attempt to follow our dreams:


  3. Dane Findley says:

    1000% inspiring. Thanks for taking the time to compile this series of tweets into a relevant, entertaining, and uber-useful post. “Identify what you love to do and monetize that.” It often seems like true wisdom is: simple.

  4. chris says:

    Kind of a shmucky pep-talk to someone who just lost his job. Follow your passion? Just because you love dogs doesn’t mean pet sitting is a great income opportunity. If you need to pay the mortgage and bills, making money should be your passion. Any tips on that?

  5. Doooood says:

    Lol, Follow your dream Chris. Trollin’ It’ll pay some day.

  6. Anya says:

    he’s not saying “If you love dogs, just be a dog sitter and it will pay the bills.” he’s saying if you love dogs, monetize it with any number of options to, in the end, pay the bills. no- ‘pet sitting’ won’t pay the bills. but a dog-lover who creates a pet sitting business and a website on training dogs can get sponsors and advertisers. sure- it may start off small, but with the right promotion, they could move up on the payscale in terms of advertising dollars. they may only be making a couple hundred a month pet sitting, but they are making a couple thousand in advertising dollars thanks to a few strategic dog-oriented websites. now they are paying the mortgage and bills and it all started with that single passion for dogs.

    he’s saying find that passion and run with it rather than live in misery because you “have to” as so many people believe.

  7. Papa says:

    Son, you just have no imagination. He done give you the keys to your destiny and you want him to hold your hand the whole way. Take the keys, man up and face your destiny.

  8. Xander says:

    What? You want him to say “suck it up and go work at McDonald’s to make a quick buck?” If that was the case, you’re asking the wrong guy. Smith leveraged everything he had (and some things he didn’t have) in order to make “Clerks.”
    It worked for him. It’s his advice and it worked for him. Will it work for everyone? Who knows, but I’d be more willing to try his method, than to simply go curl up in the corner and rock back and forth, moaning about how my life is over. If you believe that you love dogs enough where you think you can make money as a pet sitter, why not?

    He also says that he’s had to really WORK for it, but it doesn’t feel like work. That’s the point: It’s not a matter of you CAN’T do it. It’s a matter of you WON’T do it. How would you know you can’t make money as a pet sitter unless you tried to do it?

    If simply making money is your passion, I recommend getting a job at the U.S. Mint.

    “My work is a game, a very serious game.”
    M. C. Escher

    “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

    “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”
    Woody Allen

  9. Tim D. says:

    No it’s mostly good advice, but sometimes the things we love to do cannot be monetized, or not sufficiently to replace former salary levels.

  10. Duncan says:

    Can you give me an example of what you mean? I’m having a hard time thinking of something that cannot be monetized.

  11. jojomonkey says:

    interesting perspective – enjoyed reading it. thanks.

  12. Duncan says:

    By far the best life advice I have ever come across. Thank you!!

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