“You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.”
– Thomas J. Watson, chairman and CEO of IBM from 1914 – 1956
Over 19 years ago, I was faced with a professional fork in the road that eventually, through taking the road less traveled, has had me pursue coaching as my career and professional purpose.
Up till then, I had what many would consider a successful 12-year career in sales, marketing and advertising with a well-known pharmaceutical company.
Unfortunately, I was unhappy and unfulfilled. My heart just wasn’t in it, and I went into most days with dread and indifference.
Other than marrying my wife Wendy and raising two great kids, the pursuit of my passion for coaching is one of the best decisions I’ve made.
To what degree is your career/business in your heart? What changes can you make to find greater heart in your business?