Passion for Work – New Business Group started
Okay, since I believe that you can really gain a lot of knowledge from people in other businesses, I have started this “company owners” group that will hopefully gain traction over the next few weeks and benefit everyone involved. (By the way, I am the head of a Lubbock Pre-K through 12th grade Christian school that happens to be burgeoning – just thought you might want to know.) I have decided that for the first several weeks that we meet at Starbucks on 98th and Slide, we will allow members of this group to talk about/introduce themselves and their businesses before we start sharing about what we have learned about business in general.
The first week we had a surprising group of fifteen people – shocking to me since I only did word of mouth about the existence of this group. Anyway, it was a mix of male and female business owners. After explaining how this group was going to go, I asked for a volunteer to go first and to briefly explain what their business was all about. One hand of a guy shot up and I could tell he was fired up to be among like-minded individuals. Anyway, this man was a Texas Public Adjuster and he handled all sorts of insurance claims. It wasn’t this fact that is as important as the passion with which this man talked about his business that handled fire damage claims and water damage claims. He made sure that we all knew he was excited about giving his clients the absolute best claims available. He said that he was not going to let any of his clients be cheated from what they deserved. As he talked, his voice grew louder and louder until it seemed he was almost yelling. I didn’t find this annoying because I really felt that this man set the tone for the group – not that everyone had to yell but that everyone might feel like they could be just as passionate without being embarrassed about it.
Anyway, since this guy had shared so much about his company business, we didn’t have time to get to any other introductions for the day. But, as we ended our official time together, most of the fifteen people stayed around and met one another, which I thought was cool. It’s always good to see networking live.
Okay readers, I am interested: Do you have passion for your work? How do you show it? Do you workers have passion for their work? Just interested in how you show your passion and how you generate it amongst your staff. Comment away…