How to Create the Life that Will Make You Happy – with Scott Dinsmore
Mike: Hi there everyone! Welcome to Episode 100 of the Mike from Maine Show, the place where we do daily interviews with successful online entrepreneurs. This is your host, Mike Thomas. And today on the show, I’ve got Scott Dinsmore on from Live Your Legend and we’re gonna talk about doing things that make you happy and really address the fact of why you’re doing what you do. A lot of the times, we look at this thing, like we wanna make money on the internet, wanna make money online. But, why, why are we doing that? Why do we want that? The reason for me, anyways, is that I want to be able to have freedom in my life, to be able to live where I want to live and do what I want to do. It doesn’t mean that necessarily this whole like passive income thing, it’s not necessarily that I’m not working, but I’m able to choose when I wanna work and to choose more what I want to do. I think that’s for me, anyways. That’s what makes it really important for me. So, you know, we’re gonna talk to Scott a lot about today and I just want you to, while you’re listening to the interview, just really think about why you’re doing what you’re doing and I’m sure that Scott will resonate with you. Without further ado, Scott Dinsmore.
Mike: We are here today with Scott Dinsmore. Scott, welcome to the show.
Scott: It’s great to be here Mike, thanks a lot.
Mike: Let’s start right off by having you tell us a little about yourself and what you do. Scott: Yeah, it’s a, it’s a big question.
Mike: I know, I know.
Scott: The first answer is I love to explore, I see a map in the background, you can probably see mine in the background here. That’s why I got pins in mine for where I’ve been and where wanna go but try to like treat life as an experiment and exploration and, and so that, it leads me to like, really the business part of things, I have a website called Live Your Legend and our goal, our mission is to help people find and do work that they really love and found their passion about and build a career around work that excites them. And I think, if we get enough people doing that, we can start to make traumatic changes in just, really like the course of the world. I mean, think of what is the statistics, it’s like 80% of people don’t like the work they do. I mean, that makes me cringe and think about, like on the average the people you see everyday are unhappy with how they spend most their time and yeah —
Mike: I was just gonna say, there’s a quote that I love, ah by Henry David Thoreau and he wrote the book for those of you that didn’t study English very well in high school, ah he wrote a book called Walden and the quote is, “The massive men lead lives of quiet desperation.” I don’t know if you’ve ever heard that.
Scott: Yeah. I, I have, I’ve heard that. I know there’s second part to it, right? It’s something about going to the graves with their song unsung, or something.
Mike: You know more than I do. I thought I could make myself a little smart here. And then, you go and, and recite the whole — you probably know the page number and —
Scott: We play on each other but, no, but that’s a sad thing. And Mike, I’m sure we’re getting this in a quote but if people around you aren’t inspired by the work they do, like just, by just like, human nature, we’re gonna not think we deserve it and we’re not gonna operate on that level and then we treat people differently, and then you’ll treat your wife, or your girlfriend, your kids, whatever on different ways if you love your work or if you hate, it just, it ripples. So, that’s our goal here. There’s all kinds of ways that we do it with our community.But that’s the basic idea.
Mike: How did you — give us a little bit of background here because for anyone that goes to your website, they’re gonna look and see, okay, this guy’s got it all together. He’s — you’re making all these money, you’re able to support yourself doing what you love. How were you able to even create the life that will make you, make you happy? How were you able to do that?
Scott: Yeah, I think, you gotta kinda bank into it. Like, there’s a lot of people, especially today, that look at the internet, and hear people making money and doing really well. I think, yeah, great, there’s a lot of people doing well online but the internet is just like a tool. Okay, it’s like a very cool tool that allows us to help a lot more people with something that we care about, something that we’re good at, to connect with people. And so, you, if you start with ah — okay, I wanna make much money online. I think, that’s the total reverse way to approach. It’s how can I really help people? And then, how can I use the internet to help them? And if you do that, then you’re gonna find a way to make plenty of money doing that and using whatever tools, making courses or doing coaching, there’s all these kinds of ways and it started for me, I am — I had a terrible job out of University. I live in Spain for a year, which was