How passionate are you about your work?

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  1. Sackie

    Sackie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The work you spend most time on, from 1-10, 1 being least and 10 being most passionate, how much do you really love ( or not) what you do ( for work) everyday?

    On average I'd rate myself a 8.5-9. Can be extremely stressful at times even though I have a high tolerance for stress. Otherwise I can't complain.

    What do you rate yourselves/work??
     
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  2. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Id say a 9.5 i absolutely love working and what i do and hope to do so well into my 70s

    My signature pretty well explains what i do. Property and tax and love every minute of it.
     
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    I hover between 7-9, depends what I'm doing. I stopped working when I was 36yo and live modestly off rental income so I have to keep myself occupied and sometimes it's a struggle. It was difficult at first because I had so much spare time and had to discipline myself not to become addicted to drugs or alcohol.

    Now I spend 2 days a week volunteering with Meals on Wheels and the rest of my time is spent at the beach, gym and trying new restaurants for lunch and dinner. I'm also spending a lot more time reading books from the library but sometimes it can get lonely because all my friends are working during the day.
     
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  5. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Any reason ? Illness ? Disability ?
     
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    Any reason for what?
     
  7. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Retiring at 36 ?
     
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    I've mentioned this before but the reason I stopped working is because I've always thought life is too short to be constrained working 9-5 mon-fri and life should be about having fun, being happy and exploring the world we live in. I was motivated to stop work so I could travel and have lots of interesting experiences before I pass on.
     
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    In hindsight I would've tried better in school and gone on to study something which gives me satisfaction. I envy people who have great careers/jobs and love what they're doing. Unfortunately I just never really found my calling in life.
     
  10. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Business Member

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    All good. Ive met many people who have had zero life experience. Boring lives really.

    I was very fortunate to live and work in south east asia for many years and LOVED it. I could easily die tomorrow and then my book is published.

    Be warned it isnt for amatuers

    As long as you have enough and are living life you are a succeess
     
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  11. KateSydney

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    Mine's a 9.
    I work from home.
    I work in a business I know and love.
    I feel very lucky - hope to do this until I die!
     
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  12. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Member

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    I bet you hate commute?
     
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  13. Terry_w

    Terry_w Lawyer, Tax Adviser and Mortgage broker Business Member

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    I love work too. But I wouldn't love it if I was a cubicle slave. I also work from home mostly, love the commute.
    Sometimes I go to different cities to meet clients, and stay in a tax deductible hotel. It breaks up the boredom of being alone at home. Sometimes I meet up with MikeA and we talk about what we love - tax mostly.
     
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  14. Sackie

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    Awesome. What business?
     
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    Love my business, it was always a passion.

    I don't think you can 100% love everything about what you do, there are always difficult bits.

    I work from home - has its pros and cons. I miss socializing, etc. But get heaps more work done.
     
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    I have a feeling.... you may be happy with NRAS work... possibly...

    :p
     
  17. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I LOVE my work...mostly b/c I'm the boss ;)

    If I'm not doing what I love, it's entirely my own fault.

    As soon as I'm not enjoying a part of my work, I employ someone to take it over.

    That way I keep growing, learning, and work never becomes boring.

    One thing that doesn't change is that I love working with people who are doing cool things...property investors are my kind of people. :)
     
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    Someone had to break the trend.

    Seems like most on here are having an absolute blast and loving everyday. Congrats!

    I fluctuate between a 4 and 8. So probably 6 average. Some days are brilliant others not so much.
     
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  19. Kelvin Cunnington

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    Probably about 8 or 9 most of the time.
    I work in Disability, organising Programs for our Clients, and Staff rosters etc.
    That on its own is not really fun work - lots of Admin, but a little bit of person interaction now and then.
    The reward of helping vulnerable people is the great part of it.
    Plus, the commute is short - about 10 metres. ;):D
     
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    I like my industry and the service we provide. My job itself can vary between day by day very rewarding and incredibly frustrating.