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Kevin Shaffer

Sales Director - Durable Goods, EPI Marketing Services

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Having passion in your work is trainable. Being deeply passionate and driven is not. How does one pursue a deep desire to be doing more?

I am inspired by every person that contributes to TED. I would wager a guess that most of these people are deeply passionate about what they do. One could even say that they are living the dream - they are doing exactly drives them every day.

How can more of us achieve that - how does one get there?

- Are most of us not practical when we choose to become passionate about a career path or calling?
- Do some of us need to study longer to create the opportunity to become passionate about our career?
- How can we still follow our dreams in 2011, 2012 and beyond?
- Is the concept of following your dreams and doing more something of the past?

I consider myself lucky, I love what I do. I would like to be doing more in my community and with giving back. I feel I make contribution, but I could be doing more. How can I help others find passion in what they do and with where they are going?

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    Jul 20 2011: Great topic and would be great if more and more people would consider thinking at this and then, if course, living their lives this way. In a recent TEDx talk I was saying that we can build our own world/lives if we start from the right point - ourselves. Normally society tells us what to do, what to learn, who to be. We can start the other way around: we can decide what are Values are, what our Dreams are, what Skills do we need to acquire to achieve our Dreams, and last but not least who are the people we want to live surrounded by.
    Some insights and visuals, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8JNZ3CpC_U

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