Interesting thing happened to me on the way to loving my job. Actually, love seems more like a process than a destination, like a job, doesn’t it? Jobs and love change over time. How do you change your attitude towards your job so you can love it? Read on.
People have commented on the fact that our website home page notes that we love our jobs. It hasn't always been that way. And, I was listening to a American Marketing Association seminar speaker (see www.chooseonpurpose.com), and it was suggested that there are definite step to finding a job you love or finding employment bliss.
For me, it had to do with looking back to what I loved. I loved putting together kits from Radio Shack with a friend of mine named Larry Dillon. Larry was a great inventor. He and his father even had a roller coaster in their back yard. We harnessed the power of the sun and made electric motors run with photo voltaic cells (PV). These cells are very similar to what you find on peoples’ roofs in Germany. Larry did other cool inventor stuff too, like taking the sled runner from a small sleigh and putting it on his bike and riding it to school in the snow. I love the fun and inventive spirit.
Now, I combine my love of solar power with my vocation of market research and I research solar, and energy efficiency programs and "clean tech inventions” in general. I look at Clean Tech as knowledge, or technology products, that prevent energy waste and benefit the planet. Sometimes it can be technology that delivers information that keeps people from wasting power. Some people call this the "negawatt" -- the watt you don't use. Or, the water you don’t need or don’t pollute. Let me invent the word negaH2O (sorry, I know it was a stretch).
Clean tech can be very cool when you look at the super cars that run on electric power that could be charged from the sun. And now, there are even some airplanes without combustion engines that are flying. I also love aviation and aviation related research. Of course, I’ve had some fun doing ice cream taste tests for the Moobella machine technology too. I once worked for a company where the CEO had been instrumental in the marketing hype around the Segway. His company has products that everybody uses and nearly no one knows what the company name is – now that’s marketing genius.
Use the genius of the attached PowerPoint presentation as a workbook. To get the most out of this workbook you need to be imaginative. Even better yet, work with a friend and you could both end up with jobs you love and laugh about the silly notebook years from now. Einstein said “imagination is everything.” You have to imagine the job you love to find it.
Click on the link below for the 13 page workbook - I promise it is a fast read, it is simple, and powerful, if you do the workbook.