Whatever your current job, there is no such thing as “information overload”. You need to know as much as you can, watch what others do and understand the organisation you work for. Equip yourself with a total knowledge of your work environment, enough to make you feel like you own it. Who knows, you may someday.
Walking an extra mile, being organized at work, honesty, trust-worthiness, dependability, being a team player, loyalty and resourcefulness are the must-have characteristics of your passion.
Are you the type of worker who is always looking forward to Monday morning? Or, are you the type of worker who can’t wait for Friday? There are workers who are called TGIF workers? What is TGIF? TGIF stands for Thank God It’s Friday. TGIF workers can’t wait for their minimum of 8 hours a day to finish. If you classify yourself as a TGIF worker, then you are certainly lacking something or missing something important in your career and possibly your life – passion.
What does it take to be passionate in your job? There is always that old maxim “Do what you love the most”. A passionate worker always has the appetite to go to work every day. He or she doesn’t mind if it’s Monday or Friday. He or she treats everyday as an important day in both his or her career and life.
What do you think is the result of being passionate in your career and life? When you are passionate about your job, you enjoy it and even seek ever more work. There is always the idea in your mind that you can do better. You are not satisfied with mediocrity. And, it pays to be a passionate worker, not because you will be accelerated into a higher position nor that you will be given extra pay, but because you get things done and enjoy being appreciated.
In your work as an entrepreneur at home, you’ve got to have extra passion. Why do you need it? You might be asking. Take this for an instance; are you able to sit a little longer at a meeting? Can you wait a little longer when talking to a customer who asks too many questions? In short, can you be patient enough to maintain the passion in you? You can be energetic in your work but it demands more than that. You need passion in your work.
So, what separates a passionate worker from a worker that only minds work?
People who practice passion in their work always perform their work at their best. They always strive for perfection in everything. They see perfection as unattainable in most things. But their eagerness drives them much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as an imperfection. Passionate workers apply extra care to their work and they aren’t satisfy with anything less than perfection.
At this point you might be asking either one or more of the following questions:
1. Do I need passion even though my work is just a home business?
2. To whom will I show passion?
3. What will passion do for me? What is its impact on my performance?
4. How will I know if I have passion?
The last question on the list is very interesting. In one way or the other, passion creates a difference in terms of performance between one worker and another. What do you like the most? What are your interests? What type of job do you enjoy the most? The answers to these questions vary depending on your personality. But, if you can answer the questions then you will have a checklist for how you may know your passion. Each person has a different passion. One’s passion is not the same as another. Your role as a home business entrepreneur will probably require you to talk to different people. If you like to deal with different people and enjoy a frontline role, you are well suited to running a home business. If you find passion in communication, then you are likely to be successful in business. People buy from people.