“Boldly be a pop of color in a black and white world.”
This week I observed the corporate people around me. Everyone looked so miserable. A few even complained to me about their body aches and pains and I suggested that maybe the root cause of their pain was the work they are doing. Each person came up with an “logical” excuse but in truth I knew the answer…they where doing work that didn’t fill their hearts with joy and passion.
Then on Wednesday I had my 6-month review (yes, I know it is August and not June…the company I work with struggles with the concept of a calendar…did I ever mention that I work with Italians). I wasn’t sure how the review would go as the project I have been working on has been stalled for reasons completely outside of my control. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I was told 2 things:
- You are very gifted at asking the questions no one else will ask. People don’t get upset when you ask the tough questions.
- You need to create a passion project, as the stalled project is dragging you down.
WOW…I didn’t see that coming. I was mentally preparing myself to be lectured on how I didn’t fix something that was completely outside of my control.
Thursday during a meeting a colleague asked to borrow my cell phone cord. I told him where to find it on my desk…its the purple cord in the black and white polka dotted bag. The response
“REALLY?!?!? PURPLE?!?!? YOU ADD COLOR TO EVERY DAY!”