When you have great passion for your work

Two kinds of 9 to 5 job

Seth Godin NAILED some thoughts I’ve been thinking that I was having difficulty articulating:

The eight-hour workday is precious and humane, and difficult to find in an era of always-on communication.”

“the contributor who brings so much emotional energy, thoughtfulness, risk-taking and passion to the job that they leave nothing in reserve.”

More hours is the only option if you’re not willing to put your heart into it.”

Last Sunday, my friend Buck treated me with VIP Backstage Passes to the Finale day of Nashville’s best musical festival Live on the Green. We literally had the best seats in the venue – Stage side. For us, The best part about the show wasn’t the music (which was FABULOUS) . . . It was the people we met and got to know because the volume of the music was aimed 90 degrees from us . . . We were able to have real conversations and were there together for @ 7 hours. Jason and Michele from South Carolina and Matt and Stacey from Nashville became our friends.

We talked about life and work. Matt is a local Home Inspector who attended West Point served our Country, and then joined his Father’s Inspection company, and Jason and his wife “make things” and sell them on etsy . . . and Jason is an artist who has one of his charcoal drawings hanging somewhere in the White House (Yes – Our Presidents’ residence).

We got deep (philosophical) about our work. I was fascinated by the passion that showed up – Passion for work and passion for living a “useful” life. We all “work hard and play hard.”

Each of us confessed to loving our work enough to the edge of obsession . . . That we truly enjoy going to work EVERY day and working our art with such intensity that 8 hours fly by . . . and that after 8 hours of that level of mental and physical activity, we are “spent – exhausted” and easily shift to “down-time” with friends and family (and pets) at the end of each day.

And we all wondered . . . Why do so many people not “get” this? Especially REALTORS who tend to work HARDER and longer hours under the guise of meeting with MORE SUCCESS. Seth’s quote:

More hours is the only option if you’re not willing to put your heart into it.”

speaks volumes.

My takeaways:

  • Work your passion
  • Know your limitations
  • It’s not how many people you know . . . It’s WHO that matters.
  • Life is too short . . .

For those who don’t think it possible to “get it all done” in 8 hours/day (or less), I’ d love for you to take this opportunity for me to prove you wrong.

Register and show up to participate in the “2020 Vision Workshop” I am offering beginning October 31, 2019 and the 3 following consecutive Thursdays in November. You’ll have clarity of your 2020 Vision before Thanksgiving . . . and you will be WAY “ahead of the curve” to excel in all aspects of your life in 2020.

This workshop is a 4 week journey designed to transform your “way” from “Entrepreneurial” (always ON) to “Purposeful” (intentional).

Most folks who have participated in this workshop report slicing as much as 1/2 the required hours invested with more – better results. Here’s a link to the registration page.

Life Rhythm Workshop

Of course, feel free to connect with me for more info.

Published by Barry Owen

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