Wednesday, December 21, 2005

I heart my job, what about you?

This is very exciting. My new buttons just came in the mail from purebuttons.com! (Check out their site if you haven't already.) Anyway, I enclosed a button in each of my 2005 Holiday cards.



And while I was mailing them yesterday, I starting thinking about the magnitude of such a small item...

Let's say you wore a pin like this to a meeting, conference, trade show, sales call, walking down the street or simply around the office. Possible reactions might include:

  • "Why do you love your job?" a stranger asks.
  • "So, what do YOU do?" inquires someone at your table.
  • "Hey, I love my job too! Can I have a button?" asks your coworker.
  • "I am so glad to be working with someone who loves his job," thinks your client.
  • "You know, this is the kind of company I would like to work with," thinks your potential client.
  • "Hmm...look at her button. I love my job. Wow. She's lucky. Wish I could say that. Maybe someday I will..." a kid on the bus wonders.
  • "Barb, look! That's SO cool! He loves his job. See, that's why I like shopping here ..." a customer says to his wife.

    So, not unlike a nametag, this button would encourage approachability. (By the way, check out an amended version of The Approachability Philosophy.)

    Therefore, what I purpose is the following:

  • If you love your job and would like me to send you one of these buttons, please send $1.00 and a self-addressed stamped envelope to this address
  • If you choose to wear this pin, observe and record people's reactions and email them to me
  • As they come in, I will post your stories on this blog

    I'm proud to wake up every morning and say, "I love my job!" So I think this is a beautiful message to send to the world; both as a reminder to the people who love their jobs, and also as an inspiration to the people who hope to do so in the future.

    LET ME ASK YA THIS...

    Why do you love your job?

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    Scott Ginsberg
    Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
    www.hellomynameisscott.com

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