A few weeks ago, Allison Green at Ask A Manager wrote one of my favorite blogposts of all time. She asked about secret career aspirations. What would you want to do if you weren't doing your current job?
I wanted to be a long distance truck driver. Really. I love driving. I love traveling. I love listening to the radio and music. I love taking pictures. Perfect combo. Plus I could take the dog Samson with me everywhere. I even had my cab picked out.
Back to reality. Seriously, with the exception of immigration, I have the best job ever. Since truck driving is probably not in this life time, I thought about the best parts of my job. I get to spend my time thinking, writing, and doing. I work with terrific people tied together by a profound mission.
My very favorite part? I love most when I get a call or an email that starts with this: I have a problem.
Then I get to help problem solve. I find that most people know the answers to their questions, their problems, their issues. Mostly they just need someone to listen, probe, affirm. I love that. Even if it's an immigration problem.
What do you enjoy most in your work?