Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for business owners and their teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More…

5 things I love about my work and why it gets me excited every day


It’s really hard for me to talk about work these days. We’re in the middle of crisis, people get downsized, they’re struggling to find jobs… and yet when they talk to me about my work they find me excited, passionate and pumped up. When they say “my day gets so long”, I say “my day is too short”… and they can’t believe that I really love my work. It’s even more than that:

5 things I love about my work and why it gets me excited every day

Steve Jobs in his commencement address at Stanford explained how it was important to find “what you love doing” and if you didn’t find it, he urged people listening to him not to give up, not to settle, but keep looking. When I finished my business degree I knew I love computers and the Internet but I still wasn’t sure what I’d be doing with my life… so I kept searching, started my company and finally built Nozbe and now not only do I love my work, there are 5 things I love about it:

There are 5 fundaments of my work that I really love

When people ask me:

What do you think about your job? Do you like it?

I answer:

I love it! I feel like I’m the luckiest person on the planet!, because:

That’s it. This is my ultimate answer. These “5 loves” of my work determine that I feel like the most privileged person on earth. Yes, I’m not a celebrity, I’m not a multi-millionaire, heck, I’m not even a serial-entrepreneur… but every day I get up excited and ready for work which to me is the most rewarding experience in the world. How many people can say that about their day job?

Question: Do you love your work? Why? Why not?

Monday, January 27, 2014 /5-loves/