Friday, 4 March 2011

What do you do?

In the Feb. 28 edition of the Daily Telegraph, Daniel Pink has an editorial: "Think Tank: Ever felt like your job isn't what you were born to do?"

His editorial questions the common idea that we need to have passion for what we do, and that we must love what we do. It's not that we shouldn't have these things, but Pink also suggests that there is more to having passion for a job.
In his editorial, Pink also refers to Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, a book based on the year she spent in her own happiness project.

Pink's editorial and his books: Drive and  A Whole New Brain as well as Rubin's The Happiness Project, are all must reads!

Many people have done what Daniel Pink suggests we do. Whether they are newer ventures such as the two listed below, or family owned businesses that flourish over the generations:
The husband and wife team of Koko's Patissiere (the picture links to their site)

Valley Girl's Catering run by a team of 5 women and that now boasts 3 restaurants.

Iannone's Footwear and Shoe Clinic (they don't have a website), but there is an article about this family run business in our local paper.

Avenue Garage, a family run business that used to run out of a home garage, moved into downtown building and has since expanded.

Those are just a few I can think of right now, there are many more.

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