The Experience Economist

Happened across another weblog this morning you may be interested in, called The Experience Economist. Take a look. The category list looks interesting and I’ll have to spend more time reading it myself.

To start, some good posts on the retail experience (put your hand up if you think retail needs help). One on Sony, and another on Maytag.

This morning’s post Where’s Your Passion? struck a chord with me. Near the end of the post, author David Polinchock asks two questions:

Can you see a difference in the success of your business on days that you’re truly feeling a love for what you do? Are there people that you deal with who’s passion is so contagious that you just can’t help but become passionate yourself?

This is exactly what’s been happening for me in the past few weeks, and it’s been very energizing. Yesterday was one of those Saturdays I was home alone, so with my family otherwise occupied, I spent it doing a custom curriculum syllabus for Managing with Aloha. More than six hours of work flew by, because it was all about having my passion reveal itself on paper. Then, similar to David’s story on the ballet, Kerwin and I spend the evening cheering on Zach and his football team: they improved to 3-0 in their season, and everyone watching this year’s crop of seniors can see the palpable passion of these young men wanting to leave behind a class legacy before they graduate.

I know, that without a doubt, one of my own productivity catalysts has been that I’m in a great place right now. I have surrounded myself with others who are positive, passionate, and articulate about what they believe in. As the saying goes, you are the company you keep. Get yourself out there, and choose to be with others who are living their passion.