The Passionate Ones

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From this post by Seth Godin:

"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."

So true.

I deal with three types of people on a daily basis:

1. Passionate people: People like me who can put every bit of themselves into their jobs because it is either exciting, fun or rewarding on a visceral level... or all of the above. Entrepreneurial poets living at the intersection of business, culture and design.

2. Jaded passionate people: People who used to be passionate about their work but have been beaten into relative apathy. Generally, the passion in these people can be ignited again with a simple idea or project.

3. Whomever doesn't fit in either of the previous two categories.

I don't have to tell you which two categories I love working with, and which one makes my job a drag.

Not to mention the fact that the first two always find ways to get the impossible done, while the third makes a point to make even the simplest tasks seem impossible.

In an economy so filled with passion, talent and brilliant ideas, give me a single reason why you should ever have to settle for either a boss or an employee who fits in category #3.

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