Is Education my passion?

One year ago, I have read a good book written by Rene Suhardono. He is well known as Rene CC. The book tittle is “Your job is not your career”. I read it when I met mu old friend, Dyah who works in Bontang, Kalimantan and had business meeting in Jakarta. What I love from the book is that Job is not same with career, because job is given by your company, but career is yours! Career build by a passion. What is passion? in my oppinion, passion is what we enjoy the most, its something that motivates us to wake up in the morning. In my oppinion, if we only do our job, we just works for money. We don’t do the best effort on our works. We just do our duty and what’s on our mind is just to finish our works as soon as possible.

Buku “Your Job is not Your Career”

When I was trying to find out what is my passion, I have through many ways. I have searched for what for what I really interested in, I have found that education is my passion. I realize that I love teaching when I was in college. I was given an opportunity as a Statistical Computation Trainer in D3 Economic Faculty, replaced Mas Dhani. He was my collegue when we were in PSEKP UGM as researcher assistant. I felt energized to the class at that time. It gave me satisfaction when what I explained could be understoood by my students. After graduated, I took internship program in Bank of Indonesia as researcher assistant. Next,  I worked in insurcane company, PT. Asuransi AIU Indonesia in Proverty Department. I didn’t really like the type of work. I spent most time behind the table and computer.  While working in insurance company, I took Akta IV program in UHAMKA every Saturday and Sunday.

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Knowing your passion

Fellow Toastmaster and Distinguished Guest

I have a simple question .. do you really love what you do? Do you really love your job? This is very important, because to get a happy life we have to love everything we do … We do what we love because we have passion on it include career!

Passion are activities that leads us to satisfying life that manifest our values and joy. They are the activities that we naturally enjoy. The first clues are the activities in our lives that gave as the deepest satisfaction we can remember. Passion what we enjoy the most and something that motivate us to wake up in the morning.

Here are some questions that can guide us to finding our ultimate passion:
1. What puts a smile on your face?
Is there a particular event or topic taht makes your whole face just lighten up? Whatever it is makes you smile and make you happy whenever you encounter it, this is a sign of something you are passionate about. I believe that happiness and passion walk hand in hand. Think about something that you do or that perhaps you used to do that brings peace to you when you do it. Peace is happiness and happiness is passion.

2. What sparks your creativity?
Think about someting in your life where you seem to always expand its horizon, always coming up with new, fun and exciting ideas relating to that subject. Whatever make you creative, is probably something that you are very passionate about.

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