How is your passion?

The question we always get is “what is your passion?”

But I think it’s the wrong question. When you focus on the “what” you end up narrowed into fields and career paths and job titles. And I don’t think any of those things are really what we need to be asking about.

I think a better question would be “how is your passion activated?”

For me, it’s working with people face to face. Talking through tough problems. Finding ways to collaborate and take creative risks. Trying things that might not work. The “what” almost doesn’t matter. I love taking doing those things in writing, education and even soccer.

The “how” is what really gets to the core.