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Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do.

People who contributed to my free book: “It’s all about Passion” - some really inspiring quotes

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Yesterday was a big day. 35th birthday and release of my free book for you all to enjoy. I hope you’ve accepted my birthday gift and downloaded the book. Today I updated the book’s web site and added the “Table of Contents” to the site with the most memorable and tweetable quotes. While doing that I added quotes from all of the contributors to my book.

People who contributed to my free book: “It’s all about Passion” - some really inspiring quotes

Email for contributions

You see, last Thursday I emailed a bunch of my online friends, people I admire. I sent them an invitation to contribute to my book. It was really last minute… but so many of them did reply and sent fantastic quotes my way. Here are the best ones, and feel free to share them on Twitter if you like (just click on the birdie icon below the quote you like). Most quotes are longer than 140 characters so get the book to read them in full:

My friends who contributed to my book directly - Tweetable quotes:

David Allen: “Passion is a symptom of your engagement with anything into which you are fully immersed.”

“Passion is a symptom of your engagement with anything into which you are fully immersed.” @gtdguy in

Michael Hyatt: “You’ll find your calling at intersection of: Passion, Proficiency & Profitability.”

“You’ll find your calling at intersection of: Passion, Proficiency & Profitability.” @MichaelHyatt in

Graham Allcott: “It’s a bit of a myth that entrepreneurs and businesses are driven by money…”

“It’s a bit of a myth that entrepreneurs and businesses are driven by money…” @GrahamAllcott in

Art Kurasinski: “In a startup… You just have to work a lot. And you can only do it with passion.”

“In a startup… You just have to work a lot. And you can only do it with passion.” @Kurasinski in

Steve Pavlina: “Pick an interest that you expect you’ll still be passionate about 5 years from now”

“Pick an interest that you expect you’ll still be passionate about 5 years from now” @StevePavlina in

Brett Terpstra: “Happiness for me… comes from any paycheck I get for doing what I love.”

“Happiness for me… comes from any paycheck I get for doing what I love.” @ttscoff in

Al Pittampalli “Do you care enough to defend cause, navigate obstacles, and fight bureaucracy?”

“Do you care enough to defend cause, navigate obstacles, and fight bureaucracy?” @pittampalli in

Ryan Carson: “Remind your Team about your Mission and why it matters. Say it all the time.”

“Remind your Team about your Mission and why it matters. Say it all the time.” @ryancarson in

Krzysztof Wysocki: “If you’re passionate you’ll be able to attract passionate customers…”

“If you’re passionate you’ll be able to attract passionate customers…” @TesTeq in

Laura Stack: “The most effective people are those with a hard-working, positive, can-do attitude.”

“The most effective people are those with a hard-working, positive, can-do attitude.” @LauraStack in

Jason Womack: “Nobody in school teaches you the real work is figuring out what you LOVE doing.”

“Nobody in school teaches you the real work is figuring out what you LOVE doing.” @JasonWomack in

Michael Bungay Stanier: “If you’re getting more efficient but not doing the stuff that matters, who cares?”

“If you’re getting more efficient but not doing the stuff that matters, who cares?” @boxofcrayons in

Stever Robbins: “If a vision doesn’t engage people emotionally, it won’t be a powerful motivator…”

“If a vision doesn’t engage people emotionally, it won’t be a powerful motivator…” @GetItDoneGuy in

Michal Szafranski: “Open up for the unknown and the power of side effects…”

“Open up for the unknown and the power of side effects…” @szaffi in #passionbook

Grzegorz Marczak: “Thanks to my blog I am having a professional adventure of a life-time”

“Thanks to my blog I am having a professional adventure of a life-time” @hazan in #passionbook

Maciek Budzich: “Passion, personal brand and one’s own business – I love the combination of these…”

“Passion, personal brand and one’s own business – I love the combination of these…” @mediafun in

Augusto Pinaud: “It doesn’t matter what your passion is, it matters how far you are willing to go with it”

“It doesn’t matter what your passion is, it matters how far you are willing to go with it” @apinaud in

I also added quotes by people I follow and read a lot:

Leo Babauta: “If you’re passionate about your work, you won’t procrastinate — you’ll love doing it”

“If you’re passionate about your work, you won’t procrastinate — you’ll love doing it” @zen_habits

MG Siegler: “I think as long as you’re passionate about something, similar audience will find you”

“I think as long as you’re passionate about something, similar audience will find you” @parislemon

Bill Hybels: “Rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries commit to finding solutions”

“Rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries commit to finding solutions” @BillHybels

Fred Wilson: “Great idea the personal ownership & passion leads to execution of a winning idea”

“Great idea the personal ownership & passion leads to execution of a winning idea” @fredwilson

Neil Patel: “People don’t want a perfect product… they want a passionate person behind it.”

“People don’t want a perfect product… they want a passionate person behind it.” @neilpatel

David Heinemeier Hansson: “Creating software for others is hard. It’s so much easier to create something for yourself.”

“Creating software for others is hard. It’s so much easier to create something for yourself.” @dhh

Scott Belsky: “If you can put ‘work with intention’ at the center of your efforts, you make impact”

“If you can put ‘work with intention’ at the center of your efforts, you make impact” @scottbelsky

Matt Mullenweg: “We do many things at Automattic, but our core passion is creating great products…”

“We do many things at Automattic, but our core passion is creating great products…” @photomatt

Tony Robbins: “There is no greatness without a passion to be great…”

“There is no greatness without a passion to be great…” @TonyRobbins

Chris Brogan: “Passion is what fuels the best of what we do. It’s that tireless drive…”

“Passion is what fuels the best of what we do. It’s that tireless drive…” @ChrisBrogan

David Sparks: “I’m very fortunate to be passionate about many things: family, clients, music and Mac.”

“I’m very fortunate to be passionate about many things: family, clients, music and Mac.” @macsparky

Tim Ferriss: “Service is an attitude. Find cause/vehicle that interests you most & make no apologies”

“Service is an attitude. Find cause/vehicle that interests you most & make no apologies” @tferriss

Brian Tracy: “Successful people help others. Unsuccessful are always asking ‘What’s in it for me?’”

“Successful people help others. Unsuccessful are always asking ‘What’s in it for me?’” @briantracy

Ken Robinson: “What you do for yourself dies with you, what you do for others lives on forever.”

“What you do for yourself dies with you, what you do for others lives on forever.” @SirKenRobinson

Gretchen Rubin: “Passion brings happiness to the person and a vicarious pleasure to onlookers.”

“Passion brings happiness to the person and a vicarious pleasure to onlookers.” @gretchenrubin

Alexis Ohanian: “People who make a difference are those who put their hands up in weird situations”

“People who make a difference are those who put their hands up in weird situations” @alexisohanian

Mike McDerment: “If you have a great idea… find someone who is passionate about your vision.”

“If you have a great idea… find someone who is passionate about your vision.” @MikeMcDerment

I’d like to thank everyone for contributing - I’m so happy and proud :-)

I’d like to also thank Lori Anderson, Nicholas Moon and Krzysztof Wysocki for thorough review and great corrections. Augusto Pinaud for constant support. Magda and Radek of my team for helping me so much with this book… and Tomasz, our CTO for helping me with our web sites.

Updated to version 1.1

I just updated the book to version 1.1, made a few corrections, formatting changes and most of all, added book cover to the PDF version which apparently is the most popular download (60% PDF, 22% Mobi, 18% ePub).

Get the latest version of my free book: “It’s all about Passion!”

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