Welcome to the Unstoppable Success Coaching Podcast, episode number 7, What’s Love Got To Do With It?. We’re talking about falling in love with what you do for a living and its importance to your unstoppable success.
The thing that is important to know is that customers are attracted to providers who are passionate about what they do for a living. I don’t care if you call them customers, clients, patients, members, or guests. I also don’t care what industry you’re in or what profession you practice. People can see and feel how much emotion you have for what you do. Think about how much fun you have and how interesting it is to be around someone who has a real calling for their work. Even if they are selling or talking about something that doesn’t necessarily interest you, you get caught up in their emotion if they have real passion for their work. They exude a type of energy that is exciting and infectious to be around. But, how does one get that passion to begin with and then how do you stay passionate about what they do for a living – especially if you’ve been doing it for a long time?
As a market researcher, a trainer, and a coach, this is one area of business that really fascinates me and as a result. I’ve interviewed many people over the years who have demonstrated a passion for their work to see what gives them that passion for what they do. They have shared some secrets with me that I am about to share with you.
To stay passionate about your work:
- Wake up seeing each day as a new adventure. Look for the chance to learn something new about yourself and the world you live and work in. The world is simply full of things that are new and exciting, no matter how old you are, or how long you have been doing what you do for a living. The work that we do gives us the chance to discover those things.
- Know that the passion you have for your work can be seen and experienced by others. This puts you in the position of being able to inspire, motivate, and impact the lives of those you come in contact with. That’s a really powerful position to be in no matter what type of work you do.
To experience more passion for your work:
- Shake things up a bit. Take on a new project, change up your schedule, ask to work with a new group of people, research ways that your work may be changing and become the expert in the new trends that may be emerging…the idea is to make it new and exciting for yourself again.
- Decide to see your work as your connection to spirit. Know that doing the best you can each day and serving others is why we were put on the planet. When we see our work as our connection to something bigger than what we are, our work takes on a new level of importance even if our job is the lowliest job imaginable.
- And then the last tip that passionate career people have for all of us is to go easy on ourselves. Take it a day at a time. We’re human and some days we just don’t or can’t “feel the love.” Know that this is probably a signal that we are getting burned out and that we need to step away from our work for a while. Take a vacation, opt for a change in scenery, or work on things that allow you some down time so that you can reconnect with the things that made you fall in love with your work in the first place.
Igniting that passion and keeping the love for your work stoked has positive side effects. The potential to earn more money and advance faster in your industry are strong possibilities. I say hurry up and fall in love with your work. You’ll be surprised who notices!
I’ve interviewed some people, who are passionate about their work, and have been for a long time, who tell me that they see their work as their connection to spirit.
And then there are others who have told me that from time to time, they fall out of love with their work but they see this as natural and simply a human reaction to boredom or repetition. Check out our video to see what they do during times like this!
So if you want to fall in love again with your work, watch the new video that we recently posted to our website with some things you don’t want to overlook when it comes to getting and keeping a passion for your work.