Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.
–Oprah Winfrey

We talk about passion a lot; what we enjoy doing, what we do well, what comes easy to us, what behaviors/actions we get most recognized for. (For those that have attended the Leadership Journey®, we call this our “magic dust.”)

When you’re doing something you like or want to do, does your level of energy increase? Ours does!

Passion = Energy!

Things that increase energy levels in some leaders include:

  • Problem resolution
  • Creative/innovative thinking
  • Technical advancements
  • Customer/client interactions
  • Team building
  • Developing the skill sets in others
  • Providing feedback; mentorships
  • Enhancing relationships
  • Driving results
  • Cost savings
  • Meeting goals/completing tasks
  • Quality deliverables & process improvements

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.
–Tommy Hilfiger

In most situations, time seems to fly by when you’re engaged in an activity you enjoy doing. We need however to be realistic; rarely can all of our time be dedicated to our passion. (Even when you’re self-employed there are tasks that MUST be done, despite feeling like drudgery).

Give thought to what brings you enjoyment at the workplace. Can this be incorporated to a greater extent in the position or organization where you currently work? Create a plan, talk to your boss, make a case for how the organization/business will benefit if your role changes.

Sadly, too many individuals are in jobs they don’t like, let alone love. Only you can decide what career/job truly energizes you.

Be realistic, determine your preferred balance of roles, and consider what sacrifices you are willing to accept if you choose to make a career change.

Are you passionate about your job? Does it energize you?

Focus on your passion! View the inspiring video below.

Tell Us – How Does Your Workplace Compare?

We want to invite you to take a short survey that looks at some important aspects of your workplace. We are gathering responses from Journey graduates and others so that we may paint a better picture of the workplace today. Here at PeopleTek, we are interested in using the data to improve our curriculum and our collective workplace performance!

Please join us in this research. We will provide you with your own individual feedback, which you can use as you continue your individual leadership journey.

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