Singing songs like the ‘The Man I Love’ or ‘Porgy’ is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.    Billie Holiday

This is where we want to be, isn’t it? No matter whether we are writing, running, in a meeting at work, making cheesecake, or practicing our piano, we want to be where Billie was when she was singing – eating it up!

So how do we do this?

1. Identify your Chinese roast duck. What is that thing that you love?

2. Withhold judgment about that thing you love. Unless it is immoral or unethical or will hurt you or others, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about it or whether it will make money.

3. Make the decision that your Chinese roast duck is going to be a central focus of your life. It’s OK, go ahead, make it a central focus.

4. Eat your Chinese roast duck every single day. Do not go to bed without having eaten your roast duck. Treat it as if it is the one thing you have to do in order to stay alive.

[Your thing here] is no more work than sitting down and [your favorite food here], and I love [your favorite food here].      – [Your name here]