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  string(2577) "I was recently at a networking event and the guest speaker was talking about various Cultures within today’s most emerging and innovative organisations. In this day and age, Human Resources teams are trying to implement new “ways of life to live” within your working weeks. The speaker mentioned that she used to work in an organisation which allowed all staff members to commit time to their “Passion Projects”.

I was blown away. What did this mean? Could you have the ability to work on something at work that may not be work related? Apparently so. This got me thinking: What is my Passion Project? Have I wasted my youth watching HBO shows, instead of developing the bigger picture for myself?

We all fall victim to the thought of not having enough hours in the week to complete just the bare minimum in life. I started to think that I couldn’t possibly have time for a Passion Project. Then it made me wonder what is a Passion Project, and what does it mean to everyone else?

*    Creating that mobile app that could make you millions?

*    Dedicating time to volunteering more often?

*    Writing that book you’ve always wanted to?

*    Working on your own personal health and fitness?

*    Taking more time to think about that clothing design business?

I’m constantly surrounded by pictures and bloggers on Social Media who are living and breathing their Passion Projects and seeing their photos that take them around the world! So why can I not do the same? Well, you can! It just takes some time to understand where your strengths lie and develop your dreams from there. These principles are applicable to everyday life.

Currently in today’s workforce there are alarming statistics around the fact that that we are all working longer weeks.  This is where we need to stop and assess what the good old phrase “work/life balance” means to us. I think this world of Passion Projects could contribute to a successful balance.

After much thinking about this amazing world of Passion Projects, I realised it does mean something different to everyone. We should all take the time to work on our Passion Projects. We get so wrapped up in our day-to-day routines that time escapes us and we will soon get to the old age of regret.

I’m continuously fascinated by emerging and innovative thinking. We need to keep constantly breaking the mould and challenging tradition, not rehashing and reliving a past devoid of passion.

I’m off to sketch some Jewellery designs. What are you going to do?

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I was recently at a networking event and the guest speaker was talking about various Cultures within today’s most emerging and innovative organisations. In this day and age, Human Resources teams are trying to implement new “ways of life to live” within your working weeks. The speaker mentioned that she used to work in an organisation which allowed all staff members to commit time to their “Passion Projects”.

I was blown away. What did this mean? Could you have the ability to work on something at work that may not be work related? Apparently so. This got me thinking: What is my Passion Project? Have I wasted my youth watching HBO shows, instead of developing the bigger picture for myself?

We all fall victim to the thought of not having enough hours in the week to complete just the bare minimum in life. I started to think that I couldn’t possibly have time for a Passion Project. Then it made me wonder what is a Passion Project, and what does it mean to everyone else?

*    Creating that mobile app that could make you millions?

*    Dedicating time to volunteering more often?

*    Writing that book you’ve always wanted to?

*    Working on your own personal health and fitness?

*    Taking more time to think about that clothing design business?

I’m constantly surrounded by pictures and bloggers on Social Media who are living and breathing their Passion Projects and seeing their photos that take them around the world! So why can I not do the same? Well, you can! It just takes some time to understand where your strengths lie and develop your dreams from there. These principles are applicable to everyday life.

Currently in today’s workforce there are alarming statistics around the fact that that we are all working longer weeks.  This is where we need to stop and assess what the good old phrase “work/life balance” means to us. I think this world of Passion Projects could contribute to a successful balance.

After much thinking about this amazing world of Passion Projects, I realised it does mean something different to everyone. We should all take the time to work on our Passion Projects. We get so wrapped up in our day-to-day routines that time escapes us and we will soon get to the old age of regret.

I’m continuously fascinated by emerging and innovative thinking. We need to keep constantly breaking the mould and challenging tradition, not rehashing and reliving a past devoid of passion.

I’m off to sketch some Jewellery designs. What are you going to do?

 

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