Seth Godin on Workaholics

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Seth Godin is one of the few inspiring business writers out there today.

Seth asks us to consider are we workaholics or “passionate workers”?…

Seth’s Blog: Workaholics

The passionate worker doesn’t show up because she’s afraid of getting in trouble, she shows up because it’s a hobby that pays. The passionate worker is busy blogging on vacation… because posting that thought and seeing the feedback it generates is actually more fun than sitting on the beach for another hour. The passionate worker tweaks a site design after dinner because, hey, it’s a lot more fun than watching TV.

Keeping a good perspective on why you are there brings many rewards. You’ll be less frustrated with people, have more fun and learn something new every day. Sure, some days are tough, sometimes it’s your fault, and often you need to put in more hours.

With the current spectrum of work opportunities out there, many people are in a position to be passionate about their work, as Seth states, “Designing jobs like that is obviously smart. Finding one is brilliant.”

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About the author: Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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