Do What You Love

Monday, January 9 2023

How would you define your perfect job? Would you do what you love?

Would it include independence? The opportunity to dig hard when you want but still take time off for important family events? Would you like a job with continuous learning and ongoing training available? Could you have your efforts, creativity, and initiative rewarded? Do you like to help people? Would you like a problem-solving and exciting job with a remuneration structure that means the more people you help the better you get paid?

The Perfect Job

Perhaps it sounds too good to be true. Do those jobs really exist? Of course, we know them as business development people, account managers, representatives, or the simple, unembellished term ‘salespeople’.

If this job description is appealing let’s add another factor to make it even more exciting by adding an ingredient you are really passionate about. Do you like electronics, financial tools, real estate, kitchens, sophisticated software, printing, business services, art, furniture, wood, travel, cars, planes, trains, politics, religion…? The list is endless. What is it that you love to talk about or help people to learn about? Without a doubt, there is a job out there where you can sell it.

Becoming Better

I fell in love with the feeling I got when I was sharing ideas with an individual or a group and I could see their eyes light up during an ‘aha’ moment. Call me crazy but that paid such a satisfying reward that I would have done it in my spare time for free. People would actually pay me to do this. And pay me well.

There is another paradox that I came to understand early in my career. The value the client experienced increased exponentially when I charged more. I could do what I loved, charge well for my services, develop lifelong relationships with interesting people, and help them to get value that far exceeded what they paid. Using a personality science called psychometrics, you can assess yourself and identify strengths to leverage.

Confucius said, “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I couldn’t agree more! I’ve been ‘retired’ since the age of 29.