My most crucial question when I was interviewing young and promising executives to work at my research firm was, 20 minutes into the interview: “Thinking about your personal and/or professional life, do you have a passion in life?” you wouldn’t believe the number of blank stares I got… 🙂
(But then once in a while, I would see bright eyes, and I would listen to a tale of passion, and hire…)
If I didn’t have that passion I would curl up and die. I don’t know whether it’s something you are born with or it can be instilled in you – maybe both. But I know from experience that probably a lot of parents are failing to pass a desire for achievement (in any field) onto their children and that is being passed onto THEIR children, ably assisted by media and governments.
I so recognize that blank stare you mention and I really dislike it.
Having traveled quite a bit and compared the opportunities in the West that people spit on every day to ‘developing’ countries….bleugh!
I WOULD believe the number of blank stares because I’ve been there on that side of the table. I would never hire someone who sends me to sleep.
Another line of agreement. I have spent most life in “developing” countries. (Actually born and bred there) And when I go to France I hear everyone whining, when they have ten (zillion) times the opportunities anyone has in the rest of the world. “Folly and ignorance the common curse of mankind”…
Ah…Shakespeare on a Sunday! How refined dear Wallace. 🙂
It’s Wilbur. 😎 this particular quote I owe to one of my characters, Felicity the flamingo. See “A night in Penang” 😇
It’s Tarquin. A link would suffice dear Tarqs.
Love this one! 🙂
Good stuff! 🙂
I’ve been working myself tagged lately, and everything feels off because of it. Thank you for sharing this.
Right? Same here. I often have to remind myself to knock it off and take and break! It’s not the project, it’s the perception of it through tired eyes. 🙂
Good point! Sleepless nights and working too hard puts you in the position to burn out really quickly.
Thank you. So true.
Hey Teresa! 🙂
PS are you aware your blog does not link.
No, not exactly sure what you mean. Not too tech savvy. What am I supposed to link to and how? Thanks for making me aware of this. I had no idea. 🙂
No probs. You know how your name and the blog address after it are meant to both link to your blog when you click on them? Well they don’t. They link to a ‘problem page.’
This could be intentional because you have no blog currently or something has happened in setting it up because your blog address is not a ‘proper’ one from what I can see.
Therefore no one can visit you and read your blog.
Ok thanks, I’ll check into it.
Love it… I look forward to your Monday Motivators!!
Hallo you! 🙂
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