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The IT Career Builder's Toolkit, Chapter 20: Make Yourself Indispensable

Be Passionate About Something!

This is a critical life skill. I'm not necessarily specifying that you be passionate about technology or about business. I'm merely proposing that you have deeply rooted passions in life. Make them a driving force in your professional life.

I find that people who don't have passions or interest often have lackluster performance at work. It is as though their entire life is marked by a general disinterest or lack of focus.

Carrying a passionate attitude about something can help you separate yourself from those who are not so internally motivated.

I'm passionate about many things. In the business world, I love understanding what a client's business is. I enjoy catching the vision of the executive management and then helping to crystallize and realize that vision. This isn't contrived or artificial. I actually take an active interest in what a company produces.

This helps me create better, more proactive solutions. Coupled with a passion toward solution-driven technology, I join the company vision with the possibilities in technology. Following this model will put you on the top of the list of producers at the company.

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