What ELSE Do You Love?

I’m sure most of you have seen Pazazz Printing’s video on why printing is awesome, which went viral quite a while ago. I recently found out that there’s a follow up to it.

It got me thinking about what we love. Cause this guy LOVES printing. And presumably, we have at least some kind of love for putting ink on paper (or plastic, or whatever you put ink on). Anyway, I hope we all love printing, because we spend at least one third of our life at work. But what else do you love?

The obvious answers are family and friends. But how much time do we actually spend on those other things? I always said that I hope that my work is one of the least interesting things about me, at least to a stranger, and I get disappointed when the first question that a new person asks me is, “So what do you do for a living?” Really? That’s all you got? I make it a point never to ask a person what she/he does for a living. It will come out eventually, and there are way more interesting things to talk about. Or are there?

OK…I’m getting off on a tangent, but here’s my point. What else do you love; besides your work and your family? I decided to test myself, to see what else I am truly passionate about. I’d like you to do this exercise too—really examine what you love to do, and examine how much time you give yourself to enjoy it. And, if the answer is, “not enough!” well, what can you do to change that?

Here is my list as it stands today.

I LOVE to read — I have read more than 20 books since the girls were born in February. Now that is largely because I do not have a TV in the room where we spend all of our time. So I have removed any obstacles to enjoying my love of reading.

Now working as a consultant, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include client recovery, retention and acquisition, and marketing communications projects.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league.

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  • http://dansayin dan sayin

    Hi Kelly

    I love to ride myself and hit the road a few times a week with other riders as well as taking my kids riding close to home. Be careful with that trailer–there are some pretty bad drivers out there and that is some precious cargo in the Burley. I have been riding a hundred miles a week for more than 20 years–if you ride enough eventually you will crash. (Car, other bike, animals, pedestrians–all kinds of causes) You might want to just get yourself an indoor trainer and mount your bike to it in front of the tv you don’t own and need to get. Then you can train with a DVD and read along the way–true multitasking. and then you’ll really appreciate the times you can actually get on the road and pedal because you’ll be pretty good at it.