Driving with John Chow – Episode 21 Doing Whatever It Takes

I maybe in Vancouver, but that doesn’t mean I stop driving. After all, Vancouver is a great place to drive in, especially in the summer. No, I don’t have a Mercedes SL550 like I have down in the OC. Since Vancouver has four seasons, I get around in a much more practical SUV.

This episode of Driving with John Chow is more of a rant than a lesson. I talk about doing whatever it takes to be a success, and than rant about all the emails I get from people who wants to be a success, but are not willing to do the work to achieve it (you know who you are).

Like yesterday’s Dot Com Pho video, this video was edited, rendered, and uploaded from the Apple Store in the Oakridge Centre Mall. In fact, it was recorded on the drive to the Apple Store. When I got to the mall, I removed the SD card from the Olympus camera, walked to the Apple Store, plugged the card into their Mac Pro, and started editing. An hour later, the video was up on YouTube and this post is live.

Don’t let anything stand between you and success. Be willing to do whatever it takes.


My video production “office” at the Apple Store. Why buy it when you can use it for free! πŸ˜›

23 thoughts on “Driving with John Chow – Episode 21 Doing Whatever It Takes”

  1. Chris Hilton says:

    John – great motivational video. I’ll add one part to your “do whatever it takes and enjoy the journey” message and that’s enjoy the people you meet along the way.

    Thanks for the video, brought a smile.

  2. Quincy says:

    Pfff..wow John, you are on fire. great motivational video spoken from the heart. .
    This will inspire/motivate me even more.


  3. Jason James says:

    Even when you are wealthy you still know how to handle money very, very well.

  4. David Hunt says:

    Hi John,
    always enjoy you’re “Driving with” clips.
    Advice, tips, rants all good!

    Always looking forward to the next one πŸ™‚

  5. Dave Lawyer says:

    Get it off your chest John! hehehehehe… I can see someone must’ve hit a ‘HOT’ button. I love the ‘in your face’, straight to the point and very honest rant. Keep ’em coming! hehehehehe….

  6. Jill says:

    I really liked this video…and you’re so right, so many people wax on and on about how they want to change their life, quit their job and start an online business but they. never. do. it.

    Is it fear? Maybe.

    Is it a lack of knowledge? Possibly.

    Is it laziness? Most definitely.

    The people who really want to make things happen for themselves do it, and they do it no matter what because the consequences of them NOT doing it far outweighs the fear or the lack of know-how.

    Such a great reminder! And what an awesome tip about the Apple Store! I’ll have to try that one πŸ™‚

  7. Bryan Hee says:

    Start your First Steps! Just DO IT! Doing Whatever It Takes! You will be Success!

    To your success,
    Bryan Hee
    Follow me on twitter

  8. Mi Muba says:

    A very inspirational video; your video making studio is nice one but equally costly one; we know every blogger can get maximum help from you even free of cost and your previous track record is witness to this reality

  9. John Gibb says:


    I like your rants… if people are listening with their heart, not just with the brain, they’ll be able to find some true gems hidden in your talks/videos/articles…

    So guys… listen closely to what this guy right here has to share… he’s more experienced than most of us, and know what he’s talking about.

    I often talk about seeing opportunities and turning problems or challenges into cash… that’s what kept me in the affiliate marketing game, for more than 10 years now, and that’s one reason I like learning from guys like John, as they’re real doers not B.S. players…

  10. I. C. Daniel says:

    Always a pleasure watching Driving with John Chow episodes.

  11. Susan Velez says:

    Totally agree with you that most people are not willing to do what it takes to achieve success.

    I have heard to learn how to manage my time better because I am back in school. So now I am working on my business whenever I get a chance.

    As a matter of fact I am in the school lab right now working on blog commenting. I will do whatever it takes to become successful online. Great video.

  12. Rocky says:

    Does he finally reveal how to make money on the video?


    Great video John, you’re 100% correct, it’s the journey that matters.

    Keep up the good work.

  13. Edson Hale says:

    You each post is quite helpful for us; you are really an inspiration for all those who have yet to make big progress in the field of blogging; video is nice one but quite higher to the level of newbies like me.

  14. faisal says:

    Which car do you have in Vancover?

    1. John Chow says:

      Acura MDX. I said so in the video. πŸ™‚

      1. faisal says:

        You should get a Ferrari.

        1. John Chow says:

          Ya, that will go over really well in rainy Vancouver!

  15. Nino says:

    Hi John, I completely agree with you regarding the people who want to change their life and then they are to lazy to read the sales letter…:)

  16. Alvin Chadwick says:

    Hey, thanks for this episode, John. Your videos always inspire to never give up so that I can achieve your lifestyle one day. πŸ™‚

  17. David says:

    “Don’t let anything stand between you and success. Be willing to do whatever it takes.”
    Very well said !

  18. Jim Kim says:

    That story about people asking you a question that was answered in the blog title gets me every time.

    Great ‘sode, John!

    We want MORE rants!

    Rant about random stuff!

    Start a new series…Ranting with John Chow!

  19. Cool! I’ll just walk into Apple Store and try out too! I’ll get my brother to video down the expression on the Apple Employees, probably I’ll tease them slightly.

  20. Great point (and a great illustration). There is a reason why some people are successful and some are not. Some are just willing to do whatever it takes….

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