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Extra Points – Passion

This week’s focus point –

Passion.

Last Friday, my wife Barb and I had dinner with friends at a very nice Italian restaurant. As good as the food was, the server stood out. She was gregarious, humorous, and really knew her stuff when it came to food. But above all of that, she was passionate about food. Not only did her demeanor indicate it, her words did. In a conversation with us where we had asked her why she had been in the food industry for 30 years, she exclaimed, “For me, it’s all about the food. It’s my passion. I love being part of food.”

Her passion may have been the food, but it literally spilled over to her customers. The joie de vivre left us with a good taste in our mouth for the food, the restaurant, and her. Our experience was heightened because of her passion.

Can your customers and clients say the same about you? Does your passion for your work spill over to them? If not, then why do you do what you do? If this lady can still have the same passion for food after 30 years, shouldn’t you be able to do the same? If the answer is “yes,” then kudos to you. You’re doing the right thing. If the answer is “no,” then it may be time to examine your career and either change or re-invent. The benefactors of this will be your clients, customers, prospects, and you!

This week’s quote – “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the starts to change the world?””
– Harriet Tubman

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  1. John Bridge
    June 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Great article Dan! I posted to my FaceBook right away! When a person does what they are passionate about (‘passion alignment’), all the good stuff oozes out – and people take notice!

    I also shared it with a past SVP of marketing for KFC and she loved it!

    Thank you as always for the real and personal stories!

    John.

  2. June 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks, John!

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