Social media has created interesting observations for sure. Sharing inspiring quotes and stories is not limited to just us motivational speakers anymore. With the growing number of people posting and reading and commenting every day on social media sites, nothing really surprises me anymore. People post and share things that I'm convinced they never would dream of sharing in a face-to-face conversation. Given that, I actually was surprised by a recent post that I read regarding people who post 'I love my job!'. The person (and many comments showed they had supporters) said that when people post how much they love what they do, they sound desperate and they are trying to convince themselves and others of what may not really be true.
Number one: I never have thought that way about anyone who posts about loving their work, job, calling….
Number two: why would you even put that in the universe? I mean, would you rather have people post about how much they hate their job?
Number three: Why question the intent of people posting positive things on the Internet? It's not like people are selling something …well, maybe they are.
When I post how much I love my job, I really really DO love my job. I'm not desperate; I'm not trying to convince anyone of anything. I'm just sharing joy and gratitude for a profession that I've loved for 21 years.
After all, what's not to love about touching the lives of people in my audiences? Making people laugh? Moving people into action to make their lives better? Getting a hug after a speech where the women just hugged me, looked me in the eye, and walked away?
In addition to meeting amazing people in my line of work, there is also that cool factor: I once spoke at Kennedy Space Center the day of a launch. I also enjoyed speaking at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun just last week. And, next week I speak for a client who hired a band to entertain the audience. The band? Earth, Wind, and Fire. Oh yeah – I love my job!
From your not trying to convince anyone just sharing the love motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman