This just in from an executive at Ameriprise:
“I’m still thinking about the remarks you shared with us in Tucson. They’ve had a great impact on my thinking and approach to work, and life. I just read this quote this morning. Apparently Bill Joel was the keynote speaker at Syracuse University’s commencement this weekend. Here’s what he said (among other things, and in addition to serenading the graduates): ‘Don’t do it for security or status, prestige, money, or, for crying out loud, don’t do it for somebody else,’ he said. ‘Do it for love. Because if you love what you do, you’ll always do what you love.'”
Sharp dude, that Billy Joel. I guess that’s why the honorary degree.
Our friend, Pops Maritime, said it this way:
“Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do.”
Mike Sansone says
Two great quotes, Steve. By loving what you do, that becomes the contagion that attracts the people you serve.
But that’s just part of the power, yes? The love then gets spread by those we serve and we constantly meet new friends. What a way to create energy, hmm?