“Do something you love.”
We’ve all heard this well-meaning advice and challenge. It sounds logical and so obvious. Who wants to do the opposite? If you’re like me, you’ve sometimes wondered what actions you should take in your own career to achieve the implied goal.
Some people have a passion that drives them in an unrelenting quest to turn something they love into their career. I always thought that acting on this kind of passion was the way to achieve the goal implied by the, “do something you love” challenge. Most people who try and find this passion end up jumping from job to job, career to career, and spend their lives searching for something to do that elicits this feeling. Few who embark on this quest will either find financial success or emotional satisfaction. Their career ends up as a journey to a destination that is elusive. Do a quick job search and see if any of the available positions inspire you as “something you’d love to do”.
There is another way to achieve the “do something you love” goal, and it can be achieved almost every time. That’s because almost everybody longs to be part of a team of people that they’ve come to care deeply about, motivated by a common BOLD purpose, in pursuit of a difficult and worthy goal, challenged to use their most highly developed individual strengths, and led by a trusted team leader. If you’ve ever been part of such a team effort, you’ll never forget the people or your time engaged with them, because you’ll love the time you spent together. This is the better interpretation of the “do something you love” challenge, and it depends on the team leader or company owner understanding that their job as a leader–regardless of the industry or the job descriptions–is to nurture the conditions for this “positive collective spirit” to emerge among their team.
When the team leader or company owner is able to develop a positive collective spirit inside their company or on their team, they are able to turn an ordinary job into someone’s dream job–a job that somebody loves to perform. They’ve developed a Surging Team.
BOLDbreak has one purpose, and that is to provide team leaders and company owners the tools and training they need, to develop an unstoppable Surging Team–which translates directly into increased company profitability. Contact me today and let’s begin the transformation of your team, your company, into an unstoppable Surging Team.
Until then, Keep Winning!