What's Passion Got to do With Anything?

Perhaps I should let you know a little about myself, now that you have been hearing from me for almost 2 years. I love cars -it is one of my passions and I just recently purchased a new one (we will send out a complimentary copy of the US or Canadian Job Search Kit at a $29.95 value to those who can guess what I bought. Just send me an email, my address is below).

One of the great pleasures I have is reading one of my favorite blogs. This one is all about Autos. One of the US companies that’s doing alright is Ford. I love their new Mustang, and they’ve hit a home run with the new F150 truck as well. It’s rather nice for a gas-guzzling machine.

I recently heard of a quote that struck me as interesting: “One of the most important things about building anything is the people who build it,” said Carroll Shelby (Ford Mustangs). “I want them to know that their work is appreciated and that they’re the backbone of this company”.

Shelby was out visiting the Flat Rock plant where they build the Mustangs. He was visiting for the introduction of the new 2006 Shelby Mustang. The first Shelby was produced in 1968 and was part of establishing the Mustang brand. “This is the next best thing to being next to God,” said Samuel Crawford, who works in the body shop at the plant. “I’ve always wanted to meet Carroll Shelby. I’ve followed his career from an early age. In my life, I never thought I would have the chance to get this close.”

It was quite an event for the plant and the car, which is one of the few bright spots in the North American car industry. As I always say, passion is the fuel and the focus; it gets you going and keeps you on the road.

All sectors and companies need people like Carroll Shelby in their lives, who set the pace for both products and passions. “I’m not a legend. I’m just a lucky country boy who loved what he did and was fortunate enough to be able to do that all my life,” said Shelby. Not a bad epitaph.

Wouldn’t you like to be able to claim something similar? Give us a call and we can help you find your passion.

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