February 14, 2012

How to Love What You Do – Part 2

In my previous post I talked about how learning to love what you do, when it comes to your job, can be a beautiful and rewarding thing. It may not always be easy but what you get in return is priceless.

Exhibiting passion and a “can do” attitude in the workplace does wonders for not only you and your company, but for your clients, too. How many times have you experienced working with someone who has no love for what they do? Like the receptionist at your doctor’s office who never smiles, barely looks at you and makes you feel like you’re wasting his/her time. It’s a very unpleasant experience, isn’t it? It doesn’t take a genius to see that they don’t love their job. They don’t want you there and they don’t want to be there, either.

Now, imagine how your business partners and clients would feel if you showed that same type of attitude about your work. A negative attitude makes just as much noise as a positive attitude and trust me when I say people can hear you loud and clear. If you don’t enjoy what you do, then don’t expect those you do business with to enjoy it either.

Having a genuine love for your job says a lot about you as a person. That love resonates in everything you do and people are naturally attracted to that. So, extend that love. Here’s how:

  1. Get personal – You know those commercials where the person says their (financial advisor, realtor, insurance rep, etc.) really knows and cares about them? Believe it or not, that does really happen and both parties benefit greatly from it.
  2. Talk about it – There is absolutely nothing wrong with telling someone why you love your job so much. Showing that kind of passion is exciting and novel in today’s work world. Your customers will know they picked the right person.
  3. Extend yourself – Hey, you love your job, right? So, it’s no surprise that you make yourself available to associates and clients when needed. It feels good to know that someone like you is there to help out where you can.
  4. Be you – People like you for who you are. You may not always have a good day, but being honest about it instead of faking your way through maintains that important level of trust.
  5. Stay open to the possibilities – Like life, your career may have several twists and turns. Remaining positive and open to change will only benefit you and your clients in the long run.

Don’t be afraid to shower your customers and associates with love. You’d be surprised at how much love you get back in return.

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Cori Pasinetti

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  • Radeesh Nair

    Nice one Cori, liked the Part 1 and 2. Thanks.

  • Gehrhard

    Great article!