Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What if We All Cared Deeply?

What if we all cared deeply?  I know it is a strange question, but,  it is one that I think is worth thinking about.  Caring deeply is another way of saying we are passionate.  What if we all had a passion for the things we did, the community around us, the people we come in contact with, and, of course, our families?

Caring deeply, whether it is in business or your personal life, is the "thing" that creates action, creates teachable moments, improves the quality of a product or the time we spend with others, increases profit in a business and allows things to flow more smoothly within a family.

I worked for a man early in my career that started his company from a thesis he wrote in college.  In a very short time, he was able to convince businesses to use his service, attract a very high caliber employee throughout his company, provide world-class service, and grow his business into a global phenomenum, which in turn made him a very wealthy man.  What was the game-changer?  This individual had a contagious passion that transformed his company from the very start.  Employees wanted to be a part of his team, wanted to produce a high quality service, wanted to strive for excellence, and would do whatever was necessary (as long as it was moral and ethical) to make his company #1 in the world.  This individual created a deeply loyal and passionate following with his team, his partners, and his customers. 

Caring deeply for others, whether in your family or with your team at work, covers a whole laundry list of differences; personality differences, differences in IQ, and differences in skill sets.  Passion is key in creating excellence, teamwork, and leadership. 

Caring deeply works with your spouse, your child, your co-worker, and your customer.  What if we all cared deeply?  I'm not sure what our world would look like if we all cared deeply, but I think it is worth a try. 

And caring deeply, being passionate, should start right now with you and with me.  Let's make a difference!

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