Wanted: Tips for not being obnoxious when you love your job

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bunch 'o cars and a bunch 'o ideas please

I need your help please. Would you kindly offer one tip (or more) for how to behave when you absolutely love your job but don’t want to be obnoxious about it.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. By whose standards? What might be obnoxious to me may not be obnoxious to someone else, SOOOO don’t worry about what other people think. If you love your job, shout it from the roof top. This is just one business owner’s opinion. (and everything Patty said too)

  2. Donna, thanks for your wisdom. I often hear other speakers talk about how much they love their jobs. And occasionally I’ll see one who never speaks a word of this. Same thing in other work arenas.

    Writing helps me let go of things… at a snail’s pace it seems. πŸ™‚

  3. Jeff,

    I am going back to what we talked about the other day. If you are consistent in your character, then your motives and intent will be viewed through the lens of your heart. So with that being said, like Patty mentioned above, be genuine. Then when people see your excitement for your job, it won’t be viewed as obnoxious – they will say, “That’s Jeff, and he loves his job!”

    And you know what – that kind of genuine excitement sticks to others and is contagious. You can tell when it isn’t genuine. It won’t stick, and it disinterests others.


  4. Bob, as always, your insight is thought-provoking and this time it’s also comforting. πŸ™‚

    The thing a teacher has to overcome on a daily basis is the predictable push backs, which include, but are not limited to: “But teacher, your situation is so much better than where I work, you don’t understand my situation.”

    And like I just told Donna, writing (and the conversations here) really helps a person process through things, to let them go or to take action…depending on the span of control (serenity prayer).

  5. Jeff,

    I know when you are on the road, speaking to others about Disney, it isn’t as easy to overtly interject God into the discussion. But if given the opportunity to speak to the discouraged person who doesn’t love his or her job like you do from a Christian perspective, you can go the route I take with my organizational behavior classes I teach. I may not like job – goodness, I may hate it. But I love working for God, and pleasing Him is my motivation for giving 110% in my job.


  6. Bob, every cloud has a silver lining. And, in everything give thanks.

    Interesting thing, I never talk about spirituality in the classroom. Ever.

    I’ve never hit the lottery either. But you’d never guess that.

  7. Jeff:
    I have to be careful sometimes myself to not speak constantly on any of my passions – I attempt to embrace Ecclesiates 3:1 NIV “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” the difficult part for me at times is learning/knowing when and where that time or season is. I hope this may help you Jeff.

  8. Brandon, brilliant thought. yes, to everything there is a time, a season. Sometimes, it’s very challenging to wait for harvest time, or spring (rebirth), or rest (winter), or fun (summer).

  9. I think passion is contagious.
    For those who may find it annoying, I believe they choose to be that way.
    As you say, a good attitude takes hard work.
    I think your passion is a result of hard work. There’s no need to waste it or hide it!

  10. Craig, great to hear from you this morning. Guess what? Your comment, “There’s no need to waste it or hide it!” really resonates with me at this moment.

    Thank you.

  11. Glad the timing was right. πŸ™‚

    I want to comment a whole lot more on things. But, I usually read posts in between tasks at work.
    Thank you for what you’re doing!

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