Last week, I posted about trying to figure out what my passion is. I want to figure what it is I love doing, would love to do for the rest of my life, and could realistically get paid to do.
What I did last week was put together a list of interests and hobbies, hoping it would spur me into more thinking.
I did think of a few things (opening a camping store, becoming a chef, and so on), but none of it got me genuinely excited.
While doing my swim this morning, I thought of what I could do for the next stage of the process to discover my passion. I am going to post about some of the things I have done in the past that have left me with a real sense of accomplishment.
First to the bat is the 1 Million Photos project I did in the summer of 2006.
Basically, I managed to convince 6,000 Flickr members to add all the photos they had into a pool that’s only purpose was to be the first pool with 1,000,000 photos on Flickr. And we did it in 2 months.
Only one other group has reached that same number, but it took about a year.
That project took a lot of hard work, but it was truly the most successful grass roots, viral campaign I have ever been a part of, let alone initiated and orchestrated.
There was a lot of cold calling and a lot of follow-up. As well, I provided tools to make it as easy as possible for members to share the excitement with their friends.
Looking back, it was likely the most exciting project I have ever been a part of.