Making Passion a Priority in Work

Guest blog written by: Taylor Simmons, Horizon Point Consulting 

I recently wrote a blog about “People First” and I how I feel we do that well at HPC. You can check it out here: People First.

Of course, as with anything, there is always room for improvement. One company value that I personally would like to improve upon is “Passion”.

Passion. We believe passion should be a key driver in the workplace. Therefore, we demonstrate passion in the work we do, hire individuals who are passionate about the work our organization engages in, and strive to help our clients discover, develop and maximize their passion through career and talent development processes. In order to help drive passionate decisions, we foster a value for creating self-awareness, developing personal and professional mission statements as well as values that govern mission.

Recently, I had a conversation with a colleague who shared she had experienced a form of burn-out which is always a result of a catalyst. As our conversation continued, we discussed getting organized in our home offices and going through recredentialing processes and the pains that go along with such. Her epiphany on how “just getting organized” made a difference in her outlook completely resonated with me.

As I’ve shared before, I enjoy my work and the work we do at Horizon Point. However, sometimes, the day-to-day rush of work mixed with life can lead us to forget why we do it all in the first place. So, I have thought through some steps to help when we feel like we are “in a rut” and are forgetting what why we do what we do (our passion):

  1. Organize one file, process or space in your office each week. Within a couple of months, you will be so glad you did!
  2. Keep your mission statement in a place where you can see it daily. Mine is in my office right above my desk. Don’t have a personal mission statement? Check out my blog about developing one here: Developing a Personal Mission Statement to Prevent Stress & Burnout.
  3. Schedule downtime every week. At least one day per week, I try my best to not schedule any appointments or calls. This a great way to build in catch-up time.
  4. Set goals, work towards those goals, and have an accountability partner to help you. Check out The Point Blog for goal setting tips.
  5. Make continuous learning a priority. Allowing yourself time to learn and grow can often times feel like a break from the rat race. Attending a short conference can do the trick, and if you happen to schedule one close to the beach, you get a mini-vacation – BONUS!

Is passion a key driver in your workplace? If not, contact us at Horizon Point. We would love to help!


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