(Re-)focusing on fueling my purpose – my people, my passion, and my pen – was both challenging and infinitely rewarding. And scary. Did I mention ‘scary?’
An Intro from My Dear Friend (Who Happens to Be My Boss).
A Foreword from Kris Fannin:
I believe in hiring and role staffing based on an individual’s passion as opposed to simply career choices. Why? If you’re passionate about something, you will do it better, with less effort and faster than anyone else. It’s true.
Recently, I was quoted in a Spark Hire article about what we ask in the interview process at Intelivate:
“What are you most passionate about?”
What ignites excitement and fire in your heart? The common denominator of success and happiness is painfully simple – it’s our fuel of purpose.
A life fueled by a purpose of passion will always create more passion. Passion begets passion; positivity begets positivity.
So, an interviewee that is able to identify their passion in their career choices is one step closer to being able to work toward – and for – that passion, which will, in turn, yield happiness and, ultimately, success.
I believe in the same approach as a leader and colleague with everyone with whom I partner at Intelivate.
Ebony is one of the most passionate and talented colleagues I’ve had the fortune to work with in my 20 years. I loved her the moment I met her.
As with any relationship, we recently went through some growing pains. We had a month or two of conflict. I am a huge believer that conflict is good if approached correctly.