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February 14, 2018 – JOLT – Work of Heart

By Darrell Gurney | Blog

Feb 14

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

The day of love…

is generally reserved for focus on relationship.

And, if you know what’s good for you, and you’re in one, you’d better do that!

A supportive and loving relationship is one of the foundations of a solid, balanced life.

Another major foundation is fulfilling, if not blissful, work…though it rarely gets a Valentine’s Day notice.

Yet, we could at least give it a Valentine’s Day wish: a desire for more joy in our relationship with our career.

It’s a relationship, like anything else.

As a matter of fact, we spend more of our waking hours courting our work than cultivating our romantic relationships at home…so the nature of those hours goes a long way toward a happy heart.

Too often, like in some personal relationships, we stay stuck in thinking this is as good as it gets.

Then we see someone who is clearly in a love fest with what they do…and we get inspired by what’s possible.

Where in your world do you see people loving what they do and doing what they love?

If you see it happening over there, there’s no reason it can’t happen over where you are.

Consider sending a love-my-career letter to yourself today, and say what you admire about it now and where you’d like to romance it into the future.

Like every other relationship, it’ll give you more attention when you give it attention.

Got work of heart?

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

About the Author

DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.