I just got an email from Brett Farmiloe, the founder of Pursue the Passion, who are up to something tremendously cool.
This Summer, Brett and two recent college grads are doing a “14,000 mile, 3 month journey around the US to interview 200 people about the passion that propels them in their profession”.
I really look forward to seeing what comes out of this! You can see their travel schedule, read the blog and if you know anyone who’s passionate about work (or if you yourself are) you should definitely tell Brett about it.
I value passion very highly at work myself. Here’s how it works for me:
- I could never work on something I’m not passionate about. If a task or a project leaves me cold, no amount of money, coercion or feeling of duty can make me work on it.
- What’s more, I don’t work well with people who are not passionate. If a person is not enthusiastic and passionate about a project, I find it hard to trust them, because I don’t know what makes them tick.
- In my experience, passionate people get more work done. Waaaaaay more. It’s not even close.
- Passionate people are much more fun to work with. Compared to people who treat work as “just a job”, passionate people are a blast!
What about you? Are you passionate about your work? Are the people you work with? Does passion matter to you? Write a comment, I’d really like to know :o)