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Thought leader, jazz musician, and Director of Innovation at Leo Burnett, Jeff Ponders II plays his sax to soothe his soul and maintain balance. Hear what he has to say about how bringing passion to everything you do is the way to stay one step ahead of the game.
Being passionate about what you do isn’t hard if what you’re doing is something you’re passionate about. (Duh.) So find something that gets you more excited than the new season of GOT, and go after it like it’s the last mug of ale in Westeros.
Worried you don’t have enough experience to land your dream job? Well, don’t. Turns out passion is more predictive of success than experience. (Unless, of course, you’re a brain surgeon.) So take your excitement and willingness to learn and apply for that position even if you don’t meet all of the qualifications.
When you’re giving 110% to your job, it can be hard to remember what you like doing after you shut your laptop. Here’s what to do if you need help finding a new out-of-office obsession. (Underwater basket weaving? We’re not judging…)