Everybody wants their teams to be more engaged and passionate about what they do but passion is contagious, it’s infectious. In order for it to spread, it has to be present in the first place. It has to be present in you.
Are you, the leader/business owners truly engaged and passionate about what you do and what the business is striving to achieve.
It really doesn’t matter how good you are at what you do, if you don’t have the passion you have a job. This is unfulfilling, even if it pays well. How can you expect to exude energy into your team if you don’t have it yourself?
So, are you truly passionate about what you’re doing?
I work with accountants, many of whom had exhausted their passion. No longer did they enjoy producing compliance accounts for their clients. This has become an under valued service, a commodity, it had become unfulfilling.
They began working with me and my business AVN where we re-ignited that passion by sharing with them how their skills with numbers can make a profound difference by simply making a change in how they utilise those skills.
People are most passionate when they’re making a difference. Having a bigger impact than simply making a profit. Changing lives in a positive way.
In your business are you changing lives in a positive way? I expect that if you really thought about it, it is or it could be.
Perhaps it’s not always obvious, many focus on the main features of the function of the business whether it’s installing radiators as a plumber would, putting fires out as a fireman would or working with numbers as an accountant would.
But for every function, there’s a bigger picture.
- A Plumber changes lives by providing comfort and warmth.
- A Fireman allows a future to happen through the lives he or she saves.
- An Accountant, using their skills with numbers can help businesses grow and develop and help the people behind those businesses get their lives back.
Do you really have clarity about the bigger impact your business can make? If you do, does your team?
What’s the emotional impact that comes with what you deliver?
Take some time out, take a walk, go for a drive, get some solitude and really think about what you’re doing, what’s the bigger picture. Is what you’re doing floating your boat? Do you look forward to Friday or Monday?
In what way does or can your business affect lives?
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Shane Lukas – Best selling author of What’s Next for Accountants; How to make the biggest threat facing the profession your biggest opportunity.