The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

The Frothy Coffee Man Is Go …
April 24, 2018, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Agency Culture, Comment, Confidence, Culture, Fulfillment, Paul

Remember a while back I wrote about my best mate who was starting his own business?Well, he’s doing it and he’s being successful at it.

Of course I knew he would, and while there’s been the odd rough day – ie: when it snowed – he’s enjoying himself, which is more important than many people give it credit for.

Yes, I know money is important – and for some people, it’s about survival rather than lifestyle – but enjoying what you do is often overlooked in favour of the size of the pay cheque and I think that’s a shame because in my experience, enjoyment tends to keep you in a company for far longer than just a semi-decent salary.

And that’s why I find it amazing companies don’t really invest in culture.

Of course, part of that is because many don’t know what it really is.

Mistaking it for free food rather than a sense of belonging to something bigger, more important, more powerful.

But then, when a lot of companies will u-turn on their supposed beliefs in a bid to win a new account, I guess it’s not that surprising.

And that’s why I think Paul is creating something far more valuable than just a cash machine, but something that is an investment in his happiness and ability to forge his future, which is – at the end of the day – far more fulfilling than earning cash in a job you don’t like.

The amount of people I meet who say they don’t like what they do but don’t do anything about changing it.

I don’t mean just in terms of changing their job, but changing their approach to their job.

Look, I get it if your income is your families livelihood, but you’d be amazed how many of these comments come from people who just want to moan rather than change.

I get it … moving can seem daunting, especially if you want to move to do your own thing, but to them I say one thing …

Be more like Paul.

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good to fucking hear but by his hat hes also a part time chimney sweep

Comment by andy@cynic

both are more honourable than being a planner. or working in advertising. happier clients for a start.

Comment by andy@cynic

I’d rather be a trolly dolly on United than be a planner.

Comment by DH

Those prices are so cheap. Is that how much brexit has screwed with England’s economy? You should move to NYC Paul, a single shot coffee and a cookie will earn you enough to buy Nottingham.

Comment by DH

I know … he’s practically giving it away.

I swear to god life in LA is split into 2 truths, everything takes an hour to get to and every meal costs $100.

Comment by Rob

Congratulations Paul. I’ll have a latte and a KitKat please

Comment by George

cheeky fuck. you earn enough to pay for the stuff. no one needs another campbell, especially him who has had to put up with the fucker all his life.

Comment by andy@cynic

Getting a freebie was not my intention. I leave that stuff to Rob.

Comment by George

I do not get many freebies.

OK, I get more than you, but it’s still less than many … especially those in Hollywood. Ahem.

Comment by Rob

I really like Paul, his new business, his happiness and his huge penis.

Comment by Marcus

comment of the fucking year. paul and his huge cock. thats the sort of pr shit that is impossible to buy.

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Comment by fredrik sarnblad

Congratulations Paul.
What you have done is inspiring to many. Me included.

Comment by Lee Hill

For me as well.

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