Articles Tagged ‘Business passion’

Passion

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” – Mitch Albom

Recently, I served as a “Mystery Reader” at my son’s second grade class.
As I greeted the teacher, I imagined that now would be a perfect time for her to get some grading or other admin work completed while I addressed the kids.
But she didn’t.
She did a few things at her desk and then turned around and watched the kids, participating as necessary. You could see how much she loved guiding these young people.
I left thinking how lucky I was to have her teaching my son.

How passionate are you about your work?

C.J. McClanahan
Reachmore Strategies
317-576-8492
cjm@goreachmore.com

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Do What You Love – Don’t Settle

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

SerinaKelly

I read an interesting blog post last week by Chris Brogan. Now, honestly, I’m not one of Brogan’s biggest fans, and I’m sure his ego will be okay with me saying this as I know he has plenty of them – fans, not egos, but I do read his blogs now and then, and this one caught my eye – it was called “We’re No Experts.”

It so reminded me of what I see happen so much in this world of entrepreneurship – especially starting out. Too many times, we get in front of a prospect and listen to what they are wanting, and we say “we can do that.” Chris put it perfectly…

“We are quite often given the opportunity to do something we’re not qualified to do. We often take on projects we’re not qualified to take on. I do it all the time. I will sign up for something, learn that I have no idea how to do it the way I imagine it, and then I rush to learn how to accomplish something that will make my client feel I’ve delivered value.”

Now during this time, you might actually find you love what you learned and want to incorporate it into your business, but in many cases, this probably is not true. What Chris continues to say in his blog, and what I have preached for the past three years of owning my business – do what you are passionate about!

Make a vow that 2012 will be the year you focus on what you love, what you are passionate about, and I bet you will be happier, healthier and much more successful!

Serina Kelly
Relevate
www.getrelevate.com
serina@getrelevate.com
317-203-7740

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