Nourishment for the Soul
I have plenty of experience not enjoying what I've done, in a place I didn't like very much, for people who didn't value my contribution. It's not the experience I'd want my children or friends to have. Unfortunately, it seems like this sort of thing is far from rare, wouldn't you agree?
Keynote speaker, founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute and author of four bestseller books, Steve Farber (mentor & friend), shares this sage advice:
“Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do.”
I find Farber's advice to be on point. The only component I'd add is to love where you are. If you're not happy where you are, maybe it's time to consider moving. My life changed instantly for the better when I moved to Squaw Valley, CA. Before the move I was happy with work and the people I worked with and for, but I got tired of living next to a Walmart, Walgreens, 7-11 and Funeral Home (which seemed to be on every corner). I traded in those four corners for mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Amazing what that did for my spirit. It's nourishment for the soul. And when the soul is well fed one can't help but love everything more intensely, whether it's work, people or themselves.