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最近轉換了跑道,一個與ME有天壤之別的工作─PM
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A few thoughts about passion at work
by Fabrice Calando

Searching for passion. Finding your passion. Looking for passion… Passion is something people spend a life-time pursuing. In fact, many of you have probably been spending the past little while thinking of what your passion is.

I know I definitely have.
 
Actually passion is something I’ve been thinking about since 2009 when I read Gary Vaynerchuk’s first book: Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion (Affiliate link). And as the title of his first book indicates, it’s about making money with your passion. I figured that if I wanted to “cash in on my passion” I need to figure out what my passion was…
 
If you don’t know Gary Vaynerchuk, he’s someone who’s built a sort of wine empire in the United States and a social media icon of sorts. He immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe at a young age. When he was around 16 his father made him work in the family liquor store in New Jersey. When he was old enough to start helping run the store, Gary noticed the importance the Internet was taking so he added an online component to sell wine on the online, he started an online wine-tasting video show and he took his knowledge of wine to social networks like Twitter. The rest is history. He made a killing – he grew the family business from a $4 million-dollars-a-year-business to a $60 million-dollar-a-year-business in just a few years . He now also owns and operates a digital media agency in New York.
 
So why am I telling you about Gary? Well it all starts with where I come from. One of the greatest lessons my parents have ever given me was “never settle; do what you love.” That’s brought me down some strange paths at times. For example at McGill I started studying Psychology before studying Marketing. Also I started obsessing about the Internet and Digital Marketing back in the late 1990s. Just so you know where the Internet was at that time, Wikipedia didn’t exist, it was only founded in 2001; Gmail didn’t exist and Google was founded in 1998. In fact they spelled it Google! with an exclamation point. Actually I remember a teacher telling us, “if you don’t know what Google is, I would start using it; it’s a nice search engine.”
 
In other words, I was in love with the web, but most companies had no idea what to do with it and I decided to bet my entire career on it.
 
But then at some point, I kind of lost my way and I left the “web” industry altogether. While I was able to rectify my path and move closer to what I loved, Gary’s book really forced me to think about passion – what my passion was and what it meant for me.
 
Here are a few things I’ve learnt about passion so far:

 ■Passions change throughout your life

 ■We tend to think about passion as a something we carry throughout our lives just waiting to be discovered. And while there’s some personality traits that we do keep, passions change. When I was a kid I loved to draw. Loved it! I could spend the whole day drawing. Now? I don’t have the patience to draw a stick figure. Gary Vaynerchuk had his wine show, now he stopped it. That’s just how it is as we grow older and hopefully wiser; our likes, interests and passions change. That’s why so many people have a hard time finding their passion. Like Steve Jobs once said, “the journey is the reward” so I let finding your passion be your passion

 ■You don’t have to be passionate about someTHING
A lot of times when people think about passion, they think about what THING are they passionate about. Am I passionate about wine? Am I passionate about hockey? Am I passionate about sports in general? Am I passionate about sailing? Am I passionate about baking? Am I passionate about home renovation?

 ■Now there’s really nothing wrong with being passionate about something, but passion can be more complex than that. A lot of people say Gary is passionate about wine, but I once listened to an interview where he said he was passionate about building a better life for his family – wine was a way to do that. In pursing my quest to find what I’m passionate about, I’ve found out that what I really love is Personal Development. I kind of have this weird, relentless need to improve, change and get myself out of my comfort zone. To add to that, I love helping others be better – find better jobs, change their thought process, rethink their internal scripts.

 ■Invest in yourself

 ■Because passions change, it’s important to never stop looking and challenging yourself. As I had mentioned, I lost my way at some point. I just went with the flow without thinking about it and from beginning to end it took me roughly 3 years to get back on track. 3 years I’ll never get back. Actually after the whole stabbing/mugging incident, I noticed just how important it was to live a life you are passionate about, because you honestly never know when it can all be taken away. I know, I’m being a little dramatic, but it’s true. What I’ve done since is spend a little time each morning asking myself a question Steve Jobs said he asked himself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?” That forces you to think about if you’re happy with what you do.
 
If you think about it, at the very minimum you spend 35 hours a week at work. Let’s say you have 120 waking hours a week, you spend around 30% of your waking life at work. Now 30% might not seem like much, but think about it. 35 hours a week, that’s just under 2,000 hours a year! If you’re going to be investing that much time in something, you’d better be passionate about it.


Origin:http://fabricecalando.com/a-few-thoughts-about-passion-at-work/


往往我們在尋找或追求「熱情」的時候會產生盲點,我們可能會在興趣跟與前途間遲疑
甚至是把事情看待的過於簡單與容易,所以很容易在事情上就輕言放棄或拒絕
但事實上...若是沒有盡力去熟悉或盡力去完成某件事情之前,怎能能說喜歡不喜歡
畢竟,你連開始了解的責任都沒有,只有真正用心體會過的人,才有資格評論,不是嗎?!


我想我現在的處境就是,破除我的表面認知,進入到了解的階段
在此之前,我不該說工作是否好(況且好壞怎麼評斷呢?!),或是我是否熱愛 

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若是提到日本首席配件設計師「小林明彥」大家應該都不陌生
「A.D.M.J」是小林明彥創立於東京的品牌
利用精緻皮革為基本素材,利用水晶、刺繡、勳章及明亮色系
設計出一系列能展現獨特性格的華麗時尚配件
這款包包算是新的款式,據說是為了情人節推出
不過呢...這包包到底是怎麼來的呢...先賣個關子!


一收到包裹,拆開白色大紙箱就發現到一個簡單大方的紙袋

裡面附有精美的防塵套,別小看這防塵套
因為裡面有鋪棉喔~~超舒服! 也不用擔心包包上的金屬配件會刮傷喔!

日本製造,牛皮革,手工打造 

很有特色的一點,是LOVE字樣的設計
是使用金色亮片慢慢拼縫而成的,光是細節就令人傾心了~ 

包包側邊還有A.D.M.J. 的專屬徽章,感覺十分別緻
其搭配在亮橘色的皮革上份為顯眼

哈哈...終於可以揭曉包包的來源了!
其實就是因為八月分我買了雜誌,沒想到可以抽獎
頭獎就是 A.D.M.J 的包包喔!  真的是超夢幻頭獎

八月份的 with 雜誌剛好是100紀念! 還記得當初我超級認真的寫回函 
但是倒不是為了包包,只是我還蠻喜歡這雜誌,比較是日本風格的穿搭
得獎時,青文出版社打給我跟我確認地址...我還一度認為是詐騙

提供Yahoo購物中心的照片給大家瞧瞧吧!

別看照片這樣,其實這包包我覺得還蠻大的
裡面空間很足夠,而且對於小物的陳設空間也都很細心

金屬蝴蝶結樣式的扣環,感覺有點新奇~~小小的不習慣 :P

哈~~還有粉紅色款式喔!!
 


【分享一下】
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http://buy.yahoo.com.tw/gdsale/gdsale.asp?gdid=3025763
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對自助旅行的旅人而言,最快樂的莫過於體驗當地的生活
真正的「當地文化」,我想可以從澳門人每天早晨的用餐一窺究竟...
出發前做了一些功課,發現到了澳門,早上一定要親自到「龍華茶樓」用早餐
 

若是搭乘公車,在「紅街市」下車即可
當時我還不太理解為什麼要稱作「紅街市」
後來才知道,「龍華茶樓」其實就在「紅街市」隔壁
而「紅街市」則有點像是台灣的果菜市場,販售新鮮的魚肉及蔬菜

剛好「紅街市」旁有一個「的士站」,也就是等候小黃(計程車)的地方
一般來說,只有黑色的的士才能在「的士站」排隊載客,而黃色的只能招手停車

「龍華茶樓」的入口有沒有很復古呢?!

一到二樓就可以看到整面牆上擺放滿滿的陶瓷茶壺

雖然我們大約九點到,還是看到絡繹不絕的人潮
特別的是,大家都很悠閒的看報用餐,搭配茗茶 
完全不同於台灣緊張擁擠的氣氛~~

一選定位置,老闆就會問我們要甚麼茶
有鐵觀音、烏龍茶、菊普茶...等
當時我們選擇的是菊普茶,老闆就馬上問我們是不是台灣人
他說只要是台灣人都會點「菊普茶」呢~~ 

用熱水洗完茶杯後,老闆告訴我們點餐的方式
就是直接到小推車上取用自己喜歡的點心~~超可愛的 
小蒸籠裡面都是各式各樣的港式點心,老闆也會視情況隨時更新補貨

老闆推薦的有:豆沙包、燒賣、辣椒鑲肉(其實用的是青椒)、右下方的圖(整個忘記菜名)...等
其實我個人覺得辣椒鑲肉的無敵好吃,再來就是叉燒包了!

但畢竟我們的胃跟桌子空間有限,我們只能點這些點心了~~

一般在澳門用餐,幾乎都會直接詢問要喝什麼茶
但是要先了解到,茗茶都是需要付費的喔!
在「龍華茶樓」茗茶每位是MOP.12;點心每款MOP.16

此外,也有許多在地人早餐還能吃上炒麵炒飯
所以另一張菜單上還有各種快炒類菜色...很嚇人吧 
等我們終於吃飽喝足後結帳,總共吃了MOP.110
老闆還超級認真的跟我們解釋交通路線~~

因為整個就是吃太飽(可是總覺得時間不夠又每樣都想吃)
所以多走了一站再搭公車,順便分享一下公車站牌的長相吧!

市區公車到站囉~~他們的公車整體都算蠻乾淨的
還有小巴公車,就是屬於要等比較久的班次
若下次再來到澳門,我還是要找一天早餐吃「龍門茶樓」的喔! 必到店家!!




---------------店家資訊---------------
店名:龍華茶樓酒家

地址:澳門提督市北街3號
電話:(853) 2857-4456



港澳自助行程‧四天三夜
有照片的景點跟餐廳會陸續PO在Blog
也才能慢慢加入超連結喔!

【第一天】
澳門國際機場 → 威尼斯人渡假村 → 大倉酒店/銀河酒店(拍照) → 十字公園 → 龍環葡韻住宅式博物館 → 氹仔歷史館 → 氹仔婚禮室 → 官也街:莫義記雪糕、晃記餅家、鉅記手信、咀香園餅家 → 檸檬車露 → 大利來記咖啡室 → 安德魯蛋塔(威尼斯人) → 金亭(新濠) → 水舞間(新濠) →  大倉酒店/銀河酒店(夜景) → 麥時利愛爾蘭酒吧(威尼斯人)

【第二天】
威豐味(威尼斯人) → 十六浦索菲特酒店 → 葡京/新葡京(拍照) → Robuchon a Galera(後取消) → 瑪嘉烈蛋塔 → 富寶咖啡麵食(沙梨頭) → 旅遊塔 → Tower Delicatessen(下午茶) → 十六浦索菲特酒店 → 六記粥麵(沙梨頭) → 水立方 → 漁人碼頭(夜景) → 表演湖(永利) → 葡京/新葡京(夜景) → 十六浦索菲特酒店

【第三天】
龍華茶樓 → 媽閣廟 → 海事博物館 → 港務局大樓 → 亞婆井前地 → 鄭家大屋 → 九如坊 → 大三巴 → 澳門博物館大砲台(買明信片+郵票) → 義順牛奶 → 郵政總局(寄明信片) → 民政總署 → 漁人碼頭(拍照) → 外港客運碼頭(澳門) → 中國客運碼頭(尖沙咀) → 晉逸Butterfly酒店 → 廣東燒味 → 海天堂龜苓膏 → 華記小吃 → 晉逸(Butterfly)酒店

【第四天】
龍門 → 香港科學館/歷史博物館 → 香港文化中心/太空館/藝術館 → 鐘樓 → 九龍公眾碼頭(拍照) → 廣東茶居 → 海港城(血拚) → 九龍公園 → 香港文物探知館 → 百鳥苑 → 海天堂龜苓膏 → 晉逸Butterfly酒店 → 中國客運碼頭(尖沙咀) → 外港客運碼頭(澳門) → 官也街(買手信) → 澳門國際機場
 

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