Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Passion and Energy

I am still at my leadership course. This is practising Stephen Covey's Seventh Law - sharpening the saw. For me, retreats and courses are rejuvenating.

Although I blog about Time Management, really it is about productivity. And the key to productivity is having energy which is created by passion. The best trick anyone can do to be more productive is to do something they are passionate about. This makes things flow easily and creates high energy.

I am passionate about what I do. I really love running SYNNEX Canada. We are big enough to have resources to do big things. We are entrepreneurial enough to be able to take advantage of the things we need to in order to thrive. We have good people. We have great customers and vendors.

Now this does not mean I love all aspects of what I do so I am spending some time figuring out those things that I am passionate about and those things which do not give me energy. Then I can focus on what gives me energy which is how I can have the greatest impact.

So my advice - find your passion.


At 4:05 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Passion is the key. Great post.



At 2:52 PM, Blogger Strategic said...

I like the message, and want to add a critical component. Discipline.
Many people have passion, but it remains buried under laziness, procrastination, excuses, poor time managment, ...
Discipline takes time to develop, but when harnessed with passion, it can take one to places they would never have gone. Just ask Tiger or any other great athlete, musician, or for that matter the neighbor who has his yard trimmed, his garage neat, his investments in order, his life in balance, ... he will tell you about discipline.

At 12:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


A suggestion for a future post--how do you identify or find what you're passionate about?
i.e. Is it about reading the news every day? Trying lots of new things? Sticking with one thing all the way through? Writing down your life goals?

I couldn't agree with you more that passion is the key, but where's the locksmith?

A College Kid


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