We attended a concert at SPAC this past week featuring Counting Crows, and were utterly amazed at the passion and performance of one of their opening acts, NOTAR. I had heard of him prior because he is the cousin of one of my former employees, but this was the first time seeing him live.
His songs were very powerful, but what made his performance stand out is how excited he was to be out there performing and how appreciative he was slapping the hands of fans.
Passion can be the difference between standing out and standing alone. When others are able to see how much you love what you do, you don’t need to be the top person in your field. Being passionate about the work you love can help you stand out in a sea of applicants, or amongst a sea of employees vying for that promotion.