Are you passionate describing your work to others?
Do you chuckle with excitement talking about your work?
I just heard such a delightful interview and conversation with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin describing her life’s work. It happened in the middle of a glitch in my day.
- Giant bummer — a major snowstorm in the Midwest caused a travel delay.
- However — Woo hoo for the travel delay because I had time to hear this great interview.
Doris’ every response was gleeful, giddy and usually included a chuckle. She explained the characters of her books (our past presidents) as endearing and delightful friends whom she respected. Nearly every answer ended with a chuckle of excitement radiating her passion for her important work.
Someone called in and excitedly said, “How delightful to listen to her [Doris] speak, but even better to read her stories. She makes them so suspenseful even when you always know the ending — it is history after all.” What a testament to her work.
I love my job, but Doris Kearns Goodwin’s example inspires me to be passionate about my work and chuckle with excitement. And whenever I’m faltering with a complaint remember her example. Thanks Doris!
Let’s find the passion in our work and chuckle with excitement!