Speaking to a friend last week about work, something came over me that was strangely not my usual self. Maybe the inspiration came from TedX RVA Open Mic event I had attended a few days earlier, but when my thoughts on Job and Work became clearer while conversing, it seemed like a good idea to share that in front of 100 strangers at the next event. I despise public speaking and have avoided it at all cost whenever possible, so this was most surprising to me. But when talking myself out of it with a hundred reasons all started sounding like chickening out, there was no other way but just do it.
So this is what I fit into 2 minutes last night and I am glad I did it.
JOB vs WORK
TedX RVA Open Mic 2016
I have been JOBLESS for six years.
but my life has never been wealthier, or fuller.
and I think it’s because I found WORK.
do you have a JOB?
or do you have WORK?
I know we often interchange these two words,
but do you feel differently about them?
I feel that I am ARTFULLY living, and ARTFULLY making a living.
I don’t have to be an artist - a writer, painter, dancer - for my JOB and WORK to be the same.
So I would like to ask you…
Do you have a JOB?
OR do you have WORK?