#40: Kira Day - Meaning is the New Money
How do we nurture our passion when the world around us stands in our way?
What’s the difference between passion and indulgence?
How can employers increase passion?
These and other important questions are addressed when passion guru Kira Day joins The Rabbi and the Shrink.
1:00 What is the passion gap?
Too many people don’t care about their work
Confusing passion with mission sends us down the wrong path
Often we need to come from a place of darkness to appreciate light
4:30 Our pains become our passions, and tension produces balance
What is the Passion Test?
What are the internal and external drivers of passion?
Passion makes us better
9:00 The four passion buckets
What are the underlying reasons for our passions?
- Internal -- natural interests
- Social environment -- connections and safety
- Functional -- support and development
- Psychological -- autonomy, mastery, purpose
Different people can be passionate about the same thing for very different reasons
14:00 Why are we passionate about spectator sports?
Gladiatorial battle or hero’s journey?
If entertainment distracts us, does that make us less passionate?
18:00 What’s the difference between passion and indulgence?
Passion = meaning x investment
Purpose = passion shared
Overindulgence reveals imbalance
24:00 How can employers increase passion?
Put more heart into a job by allowing people to be people… give them a reason to be loyal
You can’t buy loyalty with money but with meaning
28:00 Why do ethics produce passion?
Why is procrastination a gift?
31:00 Word of the day: Imputrescible
not liable to decomposition or putrefaction; incorruptible:
Keeping passionately alive ensures our spirit won’t putrefy and we won’t corrupt our core values
Passion is the lift inside of us which connects us to the world around us
34:00 How do we nurture our passion when the world around us stands in our way?
You -- obstacle -- passion
Believe in yourself and your purpose, then obstacles will move out of your way
39:00 With passion anything is possible
When in doubt, pretend to be you