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Why Your Passion Matters Most in Your Career

In America, following your passion traditionally can be something you may feel guilty for, wait for retirement to do, or expect others to support you as you volunteer. We are all selling ourselves short!


by Pete Ferguson

This week one of my friends was called into work early. The company has been downsizing for some time and he was greeted by the other directors and a contingency from the corporate office. The meeting was brief, they were told that their Vice President was no longer with the company.

The VP had been a stubborn protector of the jobs remaining and had refused to make further cuts.

My friend was invited to a "get to know you meeting." As he walked into the office with his new boss - someone transplanted from corporate - he saw his resume on the desk. He was interviewed for his current position, as were the rest of the team. After many years of dedicated service and going the extra mile, he now had to justify his position.

That was where the story left off earlier in the week. I was terrified for him and his family, but also knew he is very talented and could likely find employment elsewhere, but it could require a much longer commute or reduction in pay.

But this morning we heard a very positive turn of events ... continue reading on www.learnactshare.com

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Comment by Peter A Ferguson on September 24, 2012 at 9:29pm

Thanks for taking time to leave a comment Susan. Life is just so much more fun pursing our passions, but it does take courage and daring to be different. Glad you are part of the group and thanks for the feedback!

Comment by Susan Sims on September 21, 2012 at 9:52am

I agree we have to constantly pursue what we enjoy. I find myself many times feeling guilty for pursuing that which I love, but I'm reminded frequently I must pursue those to be energized for other tasks in my life.

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