Admit it! You want to quit your job and become the next Steve Jobs.
You’ve imagined slamming down your resignation letter on your boss’s desk, running over to Apple headquarters, slipping on a black turtleneck and pulling the next “i” product out of your pocket to a crowd of screaming Apple fans!
Or… maybe you haven’t.
The point is, I talk with dozens of people each week who tell me their dreams. They want to build their own business, travel the world, start a revolution, create the next wave of consumer technology or cure degenerative diseases. “The Dream” of just climbing the corporate ladder, getting intoxicated on the weekends and retiring at 65 is dead. We don’t want that anymore.
We feel like we’re destined for something bigger and we are driven by something else. Our peers think were crazy and we feel awkward talking about our dreams to “normal people”.
Other generations really don’t get it — they are completely driven by top line sales revenue, business growth and personal financial gain…
WE ARE DRIVEN BY PURPOSE.
It was Tuesday and Jim was talking to me about his cat again.
This time… he was pretty worked up. Apparently “Smokey” had been behaving badly and had clawed his favorite couch. Jim’s eyes locked into mine and his wild hand gestures swung in front of me like an over-caffeinated mom doing Zumba as he re-lived the incident. I was a prisoner to another one of his cat stories.
The exciting life of a 20 something white collar worker.
After attempting to act interested, I quickly exited the conversation at the first opportunity.
Normally, one of Jim’s animated cat stories would have derailed my workday, but today was different. Today his ridiculous story just bounced off of me.
What was different?
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