What gets you excited…?
What gets you excited…? Really excited
Is there something that happens in your work that gets you SO excited you can’t wait to share it? SO inspired that you need to call someone, email your client or post on Instagram? Something that happens or emerges that makes you so energized, joyous and engaged that you need to share the moment immediately in that moment…?
That thing, that thing that gets you so charged, so eager to share, that thing that you crave, that you look for and work towards… That thing might be your purpose. It might be your greatest value. It might be your greatest gift.
This morning on a zoom call with three of my favorite colleagues one of whom was so excited she couldn’t contain herself she almost broke through her screen she needed to share with us first before she posted on Instagram which she was going to do immediately after the call. Her excitement was so infectious we each discussed what gets us that excited at work, when there is so much joy, where you feel it at your core and it buzzes throughout.
We each shared what it was for us and it was different for all of us yet there was the same underlying theme; what get us excited was helping others achieve something great for themselves. Whether it was a new tool that could bring about game-changing engagement, or the moment when a client has a personal breakthrough and learns to be compassionate with themselves, or when the Executive that you’re working with is so comfortable with you that they can be truly authentic and vulnerable, and in my case, when I see the A-Ha moment happen for someone.
The A-Ha moment happens at different times for different people. It happens in different ways and for different reasons yet, every time it happens, it feels magical. Every time it fills me with that joy and that excitement where I can’t stop grinning. Every. Time.
Part of the work that I do involves working with organizations on their strategic plans, while that might not sound exciting, it absolutely can be. In the moment when you know you have designed the discussion to their needs and the participants are involved and engaged, accountable and responsible, eager and enthralled and then you hear “that was a lightbulb moment for me”, “oh I never got that connection before”, “I can’t wait to share this with my team”. Those are the moments for me. Every. Time.
During a keynote or a workshop it can be when I am sharing information, concepts, process, tools, approaches and new ways to think that spark ideas in others. Being able to have people challenge their assumptions in such a way that they are able to see possibilities never before imagined… Every. Time.
What gets you excited? It’s not the thing that keeps you up at night, it’s the thing that gets you up in the morning and keeps you coming back for more. Every. Time.
photo credit: Josephine Menge