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Any Love at Work?

This week I am teaching three classes of MBA students at the University of New Brunswick. We are working with Kolb’s learning styles model (see Monday’s blog), determining how we learn, seeing what other styles frustrate us, and teaching our colleagues how best to teach us.

In the midst of the questions, the discussions, the stories, and the laughter, I realized once more that this is why we are all here. To do what we love.

There was literally no other place in the world that I wanted to be in that moment. Not a beach in Hawaii or a tour of London. I love helping people get where they want to go. I love watching the lights go on as people realize why they respond to other people and how to expand their skills. And I love doing it with humour so we’re laughing as we’re learning.

Are you in love with what you do?

 

4 Comments

  1. Kate L Williams on January 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I really get it. There are just a few activities of my work that I LOVE — and teaching and learning are always at the heart of it, every minute.

    Thanks for your post, Catherine, and the reflection it inspired.

    Kate

  2. Stella Scott on January 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    This is so congruent as my 10th post in the UBC is on laughter and smiling. 😀

    Yes I do love what I do. Anything that spark flash in someones eyes as they find out something I get a rush. It can happen when I sing, when I lecture, supord my team or from feed back on my blog.

    I use to say “Life is my hobby”.
    🙂
    Stella

    • Catherine on January 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Stella, luv the phrase “life is my hobby” 🙂

  3. Daniel Mark Wheaton on January 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    A great post, Catherine. Quite recently I made a major change in my life, career and entrepreneurial direction. Why? Not because I didn’t enjoy what I was doing and find it interesting. But because I didn’t love it. I didn’t get excited about the meetings I had to attend or go to bed looking forward to the next day’s projects. It was work, and it was good, but it wasn’t in pursuit of passion.

    That’s why I’m trying now, more than ever, to make sure I’m seeking out projects that will make me love what I do.

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