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Networking 101 – Are you in love with what you do?

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Do you love your work?  Are you passionate about what you do?  Does it show?  Can people see how you feel about what you do?

If you have answered “No” to any of the above – well quite frankly you are in trouble!

I understand that there are some folk out there who have not yet found their passion, and on a personal level, that is one of the saddest things.  What is even sadder is that some people don’t know that they haven’t found their passion.  A quick test for me is to answer the following question – honestly!

If you had to win the lotto – say 100 million – once you have had the holiday and bought the dream house and car, what would you do?  For me it’s a ‘no brainer’ – I would continue to do exactly what it is that I do now.  The only difference would be that it would not be financially driven.  In other words it wouldn’t matter if payments were late, because I would obviously be financially stable, so I wouldn’t need to ‘chase’ money the way that I do now.

I am often told that my passion and joy of living is infectious!  Well if I’m going to be ‘infectious’, I would rather it be with my love of life than any other strange lurgy.  Actually I really don’t understand those around me that live in a perpetual state of ‘doom and gloom’.  Seriously, what’s the point?  Walking around with the world on your shoulders, being constantly sad or angry or both.  Sounds like too much hard work to me.

Think about it seriously for one moment – would you rather do business with someone who is obviously in love with life and who has a positive attitude towards life or would you rather do business with someone who is forever predicting a future that has . . . well no future?

I know which one would attract my business!