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Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 09/28/2020

Alan Weiss's Monday Morning Memo

Alan Weiss’s Monday Morning Memo® – 09/28/2020

 

I consulted with the American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC for two years or so, helping them with strategy and providing their 50,000 members with more value.

They also asked that I keynote their annual conference. We were lodged at the Hyatt Regency, and the president of the board and I had the same corner suite one floor apart. He called a meeting of his top people to review the opening day.

When I arrived at his suite, there was something amiss. I finally figured it out—he had the same suite and the same furniture that I had, but the furniture was, numinously, in different locations. I said to him, “Did you move the furniture in here?”

“Yes,” he said, “the lighting was all wrong, the room had insufficient breathing space, and it wasn’t designed well.”

“But that furniture was bolted down!” I said.

“What’s your point?” he calmly asked.

There are jobs, careers, and callings. Our callings involve our passions, and very little can stop us from applying those passions. I have a hard time reviewing someone’s written work and not realizing that the syntax is off or the tenses don’t match, or the examples are boring.

A job merely employs us, a career occupies us, but a passion should embrace us.

 

 

Whatever isn’t nailed down is mine, and whatever I can pry loose isn’t nailed down.

—Collis Huntington

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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