This weekend, lets get passionate 😉
Few days ago, Cheryl, one of our forum members asked this question:
How do you know Excel is your passion? Or is it?
I am searching for my passion, you know that thing that makes my heart sing. I mean I am listening for the pitter-patter in my ticker. So how do I know if Excel is it? Or anything for that matter. I am looking for that thing that will make me turn my tv off. (TV is my crack, I am truly addicted). I thought it was database development and honestly I am not altogether sure that it isn’t. Excel may be a substitute. A more attainable passion.
Give me some insight peeps. Some thoughts, musings, ideas.
As usual, many of our forum members chipped in with words of wisdom. Hopefully Cheryl saw their replies, if she ever managed to turn off that tv.
That gave me an idea for this week’s poll.
What are you passionate about?
My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.? – Pablo Picasso
Passion is an important force in our life. It is what makes us do mad, unreasonable, impossible & life-altering things. So, lets take a minute and examine what are we, as a community at Chandoo.org are passionate about.
I will go first
I am passionate about learning & sharing. That is why I quit my job to work full time on Chandoo.org. And Excel is the perfect vehicle to fulfill my passion. Everyday I wake up thinking ‘What I am going to learn today? How do I share this new knowledge with world? In what way I can help people become awesome in their work?’
Of course, I do not feel the same intensity of this passion everyday. Some days I learn a lot more than I can understand or remember. Some days, I just do not learn (or share) anything at all. But learning & sharing is what drives me every day.
Apart from this, I am also passionate about technology, traveling, legos, photography, books, design (of charts, dashboards & information displays), writing, walking, humor and living a simple & sustainable life.
Go ahead and tell us what you are passionate about? How do you fulfill this passion? If your passion relates to data analysis, visualization, automation or reporting, in what way Chandoo.org can help you?
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My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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