Bruce Munro (see yesterday's post) clearly loves what he does and his book gives an interesting insight into the kind of open, creative thinking that got him, eventually, to where he is today.
The people who make Flensted mobiles appear to love what they do and have been running their successful business for 60 years. You haven't seen the videos? Click here!
The young Swedish owner of this lovely shop in Edinburgh loves what she does and knows about the things she sells - who made them and where.
Isn't it a pleasure to do business with people who love what they do, and not only the creative types: the guy at Edinburgh train station who appears to know all the timetables off by heart and cheerfully points you in the right direction seemed to love what he does. The problem solvers who if something is broken, can't wait to figure out how to fix it; almost anyone who takes pride in a job well done whether that is an efficient system of some kind, a clean house, a child comforted, or a contract won.
Do you love what you do? Or is there one aspect of what you do that you love, and could you make more of that part of your job or life?
There is scope for a lot of simplifying when you think about these things. For example is there anything you really don't like to do that you could actually drop? Or get someone else to take on?
As a painter I'm lucky to do what I love but in all honesty making a living at it has not always been easy. The first whiff of a recession and most people stop buying paintings! (I do too..) I always say that I make enough to keep doing it, which is enough for me and my simple life....
What do you do that you love?
PS Do read Laura's comment tonight on the post about Syrian refugees - click here