Several years ago, I was working at a large corporation and found I had lost my passion for my job. I lost my passion for the work I was doing and dreaded the 2 1/2 to 4 hours a day commute. My efforts seemed futile and felt unrewarding. I thought there must be more to my career and life.
Over the next several months my life began to change. Both Internal and external forces shifted opening doorways to a radically different career and life style for me. I said “goodbye” to 4 hour commutes and the corporate world. It was “hello” to self employment, new clients and partners.
Through this transformation, people noticed how excited and passionate I was about my work. They were excited too. I collected my thought in an essay which started the “Ignite Your Passion” book. The anthology brings together the stories of 17 people who have found their passion for their careers.
Announcing the winner of the Ignite Your Passion book.
My birthday is in April and I celebrated throughout the entire month with a contest for my blog readers. Anyone who contributed a comment to my blog was entered to win the prize and each comment was another chance to win. Readers could submit entries anytime during the month of April 2010.
Congratulations to our winner of the April 2010 “Ignite Your Passion” contest, Scott D. Irwin, of Expressive Tech. Scott is a fellow Toastmaster. He received a copy of the anthology in which 17 authors sharing their unique stories of passion:
- What they are passionate about
- How they found their passion
- How you can find your passion
- 17 authors stories in “Ignite Your Passion” book
Scott, Thank you for entering the contest and enjoy reading your book. Please feel free to share your thoughts about the stories or comment on the ones that had the greatest impact on you.