Corporate America helped me, and it changed me for the better, however I didn’t let it define me. You ask me what my deal is and I will tell you that I am Passionate about taking people from Darkness to light. I remember the day very clearly when I saw zombies for the first at work and I was afraid that it would happen to me. In my Emergent Leader series (book) that I am writing via my blog and I going to outline how I was able to go from Darkness to light not only through experiencing God’s love for me but in finally realizing the message God wanted me to get across to so many.
Now I don’t want you to think that because I am not in Corporate America any longer that I am bashing it, not in the least. I just feel like more people need to have the scales removed from their eyes because they are living passionless lives. We wake up, and go through the same motions daily and don’t even realize that 20 years have passed of you sitting in traffic and responding to the same emails and having to deal with that Bad Boss because you got comfortable, I had to realize that God had more for me to do.
My Job is to make sure that you don’t live a comfortable life, but you live one filled with Passion for what you do. Not everyone can be an Entrepreneur, and it would not be a good thing if everyone were. Corporate America taught me many lessons, but I saw Zombies and I was falling into the same trap.
What is the meaning of the Corporate America zombie? And what did I see that day?
I saw people living passionless lives by doing daily ritual of walking into the work halls with no expression on their faces. Nobody even realized how they looked, or acted. Can you identify with any of these symptoms?
- Hit the snooze on the alarm 3 or 4 times
- Drag yourself out of bed, all the while dreading to go into work
- Getting to the office just in time before your boss arrives
- Walking into the office with a blank look on your face
- Sitting at your PC not really doing any work, just day dreaming
- The meetings you attend really have no more meaning for you
- You go to work only to get to the Gym and workout.
- You can’t wait to get to work for lunch time.
- You can’t wait until the clock hits 4:59 so you can leave.
- You hate it when your boss stays late, and ruins you being able to slip out early
If you can identify with any of these things above you are becoming a Zombie. God did not put you on this earth to live Passionless, he put you here to Live life to the fullest and to change lives. Last year, to be honest I was there, God wanted more for me, and I wanted more for myself. I just continuously pray to God that he does not send me back, we have too much work to do, and so many lives to change.
I saw zombies that day when I walked into the office. I was afraid, I was becoming just like that. Live the normal life, that everyone expects with no risk and no reward, just enough to get by.
Question: What are you most passionate about? Are you doing it?