What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow?
You think that is not possible. Think again .
Thousands lost their jobs suddenly overnight during the pandemic. No warning.
One of my colleagues from the first company I worked at connected with me , he was looking for a job , he was desperate , months had passed with no income and bills needed to be paid.
His wife was seriously sick , he did not even have a Mediclaim and medical bills added to his misery.
On the other spectrum I have heard the term repeated ‘Thank God it is Friday’. Employees postponing their lives to the weekend and the next vacation.
This got me thinking, something is wrong in the way we work and plan our careers.
Why would anyone want to trade life to pay the bills ? And yet find themselves suddenly stranded without the means to pay the bills.
I have been blogging on #passionproject for a while now .
In this blog I will answer why I feel this topic is urgent and why this blog.
#passionproject is URGENT because I see everyone is going to be impacted.
It is about emerging of a new world and the way of work and living.
It is not the future but it is happening now at this very moment.
The rules of the new game are that those who play for survival will have the greatest threat to their survival.
Skills that can be defined will be replaced !
They will be replaced by someone or something cheaper somewhere in the world.
Distance will not matter , the work can go anywhere, remote working is no longer a buzz word .
Not just change but speed of change will add to uncertainty in careers and jobs.
Technology developments will cause disruptions.
Entire industries will vanish overnight, a business can get wiped out in no time.
Jobs can be lost suddenly , there will be zero security , not that there was any earlier.
Adapting , innovating and taking risks will be the only way to thrive in the new world.
What worked yesterday will not necessarily work today and definitely not in the future.
Q: So is there anything that is going to be constant and in demand ?
Ans : Yes and the term I use is ‘Passionate Artists’
Passion for what you do as a quality will never fade away.
The world needs passionate individuals ,teams and leaders.
The future is for those who follow their passion and make their work a piece of art.
Art and artists at work will always be in demand because they cannot be replaced by someone or something cheaper.
Artists do not follow the crowd , they create their own art , their life is devoted to mastering their art .
Their art is valued because of the value it brings to the world .
They will never go out of fashion as they are not defined , they are not boxed and they don’t draw boundaries.
They don’t guard territories.
Passionate individuals stand out from the crowd because they are like none , they don’t hide in the crowd , they stand out.
They will challenge the status quo. They will rock the boat.
Passion project is my small attempt to inspire those that have forgotten their dreams , their passion, their art .
By not taking the risk now , by not stepping up to their possibilities, their individuality they are risking their future.
By being in comfort zones , they risk survival. There are no comfort zones any longer.
I see an urgency because those who burry their dream to survive are hurting.
I have seen friends and colleagues lose their jobs some struggle to survive and yet bills need to be paid . They are up the wall.
Passion project is also a soul journey for me to meet passionate people and discover and live my truth.
We all know this , each individual has a gift and it is unique.
Fear of the future and bills that need to be paid holds them back from living fully.
Comfort zones are cozy.
There is urgency also because the time we have on the planet is limited and no point of dying with your song yet in your heart , with regrets of not having lived.
Passion project is a message to discover and live your passion whatever that maybe.
And it is not about money or success or fame . Those are incidental.
The measures of success we have defined as a society are broken .
Living fully in ‘this momentum’ , NOW is all that is to life.
Doing something you ‘hate’ or living for the ‘paycheque’ is not in alignment with why we are here on this planet.
We are here to share our unique gifts with the world.
Also it is not about a goal . It is about the journey. It is about each day , each moment.
It is about being and living authentic life not a projection of others or the society.
It is about living your possibilities fully . It is about singing your song .
Ultimately it is about freedom to choose and living life on our own terms .
Passion project is a urgent call to be more alive , Free , NOW !