Sunday, February 21, 2010


It's no secret that I spend my nights and weekends running the Market and the week days doing another job. I'm sure you've heard me say it before, but one job I do for money, the other for love.

Have you been watching this show? Undercover Boss. The president, or a member of the executive staff, spends a week undercover in the trenches of the company that he/she leads.

How many people go to a job each day hiding their passions in their back pocket?

It makes me wonder if we all ask ourselves, "How did I get here"? If I really care about X, why am I fighting for Y? We started on this path for a reason, but somewhere along the way the path sent us on this detour and we have no idea how to get back. We are now so far into the forest that turning back would be ridiculous. Going forward is the only way.

Undercover Boss isn't going to happen at every company, but what if we changed up the world a bit and redealt the career cards? What if those higher up someones would listen to every one of their employees? Think about the power of a company if all it's employess were motivated by something more than their paycheck? If all employees were in jobs that fueled their core? I think "clock-watching" would take on a new definition.

Three words-Sign me up.

Three more:" Corporate Sabbatical Fund." (CSF. Ever realize companies need to have an acronym for everything???)

Since this is not yet the standard for corporate America, then the responsibility lies within us to make the change. You could probably say I'm the typical Gen X'er-full of dreams to change the world with no idea how to do it.

This is my blog so I'll go about dreaming. Words can create action. I'll start small.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

CSF - FANTASTIC!! I've got a possible connection that may be interested in helping you get this started. I'll email you.

Love your ideas!