Passion FTW!

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Passion is a hard thing to define. This presentation defines a particular type of passion, and outlines several ways designers, developers, strategists and communicators can help themselves and their clients develop healthy passions.

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    1. Passion FTW! #PassionFTW! Peter Flaschner @flashlight peterflaschner.com April 1, 2009 Thursday, April 2, 2009
    2. What is passion? Thursday, April 2, 2009
    3. Is it this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/73823441@N00/169622936/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    4. Is it this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/72296542@N00/311658424/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    5. Is it this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/18583731@N07/3029544704/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    6. Is it this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/78436447@N00/63382682/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    7. Is it this? http://www.flickr.com/photos/71302538@N00/208890214/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    8. Passion is a force. http://www.flickr.com/photos/21829439@N04/2763734090/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    9. Passion is energy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8070463@N03/3066642728/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    10. Passion is hard to define. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    11. wiktionary passion 1. Any great, powerful emotion, especially love or hate. 2. fervor, determination. 3. An object of passionate love or strong interest. It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion. 4. (Christianity) The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion. 5. A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    12. wiktionary passion emotion fervor determination 1. A person's internal state of being and 1. (US) An intense, heated emotion; passion, involuntary, subjective, physiological response ardor. 1. The act of determining, or the state of being to an object or a situation, based in or tied to 2. (US) A passionate enthusiasm for some cause. determined. physical state and sensory feelings. 3. (US) Heat. 2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit. 2. A reaction by an non-human organism with 3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; behavioral and physiological elements similar impulsion. to a person's response. 4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness. 5. (countable) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy. 6. (countable) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution. 7. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head. 8. (countable) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air. 9. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents. 10. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization. 11. The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    13. Passion is slippery. It’s hard to define. http://www.flickr.com/photos/68845396@N00/89593428/ Malingering Thursday, April 2, 2009
    14. passion 1. Any great, powerful emotion, especially love or hate. 2. fervor, determination. 3. An object of passionate love or strong interest. It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion. 4. (Christianity) The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion. 5. A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    15. Robert J. Vallerand, professor of Psychology at Université de Montreal Past president of the Canadian Psychological Association Runs the Research Laboratory on Social Behavior at Université de Montreal Written over 200 articles, many books, yadda yadda http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r26710/LRCS/default_en.htm Thursday, April 2, 2009
    16. Dualistic Model of Passion for activities Thursday, April 2, 2009
    17. Where activity refers to something we choose to do. fight for a cause lose 20 pounds collect stamps Thursday, April 2, 2009
    18. Harmonious Obsessive Passion Passion Thursday, April 2, 2009
    19. Harmonious Passion People with a harmonious passion have been found to experience positive emotions such as happiness both during and after engagement in the passionate activity, as well as a better concentration, feelings of being fully absorbed during activity engagement, and report higher levels of well-being . Eric G. Donahue Mars 2009, Le Panoptique http://www.lepanoptique.com/dev/page-article.php? id=142&theme=sciences&PHPSESSID=a4a95af0376599f177f36d72 20433622 http://www.flickr.com/photos/76195812@N00/777675231/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    20. Obsessive Passion Those individuals feel like they cannot help but to engage in the activity they love due to the internal forces that control them. Eventually, the passionate activity takes disproportionate importance and interferes with other aspects and activities of the person’s life. As a consequence, obsessive passion has been related to negative emotions (e.g., anxiety, shame) and feelings of guilt, poor concentration, rumination (i.e., difficulty stopping thinking about the activity), and rigid task engagement. Eric G. Donahue Mars 2009, Le Panoptique http://www.lepanoptique.com/dev/page-article.php? id=142&theme=sciences&PHPSESSID=a4a95af0376599f177f36d7220433622 http://www.flickr.com/photos/59755778@N00/36985218/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    21. Passion can develop in two directions Harmonious Obsessive Passion Passion Thursday, April 2, 2009
    22. Good Evil bonsai bonsai trimmer trimmer Thursday, April 2, 2009
    23. So... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonivc/2363758336/in/set-72157603742415116/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    24. Why is harmonious passion important? Thursday, April 2, 2009
    25. Because it can make us better communicators. http://www.flickr.com/photos/44124404848@N01/47868720/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    26. Because it can make us happy. http://www.flickr.com/photos/42921300@N00/264814182/ Felix42 contra la censura Thursday, April 2, 2009
    27. Because it makes us better entrepreneurs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chromaticaberrations/2274493496/sizes/o/ ground*floor Thursday, April 2, 2009
    28. Because it’s the foundation of evangelism. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chromaticaberrations/2274493496/sizes/o/ ground*floor Thursday, April 2, 2009
    29. Because the world is fucked. kevindooley http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/2808632690/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    30. Harmonious passion as saviour, part 1 The Motivator http://www.flickr.com/photos/72033685@N00/273357938/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    31. What’s led us to this? Thursday, April 2, 2009
    32. Human behaviour. http://www.flickr.com/photos/55544800@N00/314391903/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    33. Changing behaviour is hard. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    34. Need strong, consistent internal drive. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48549719@N00/2901927644/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    35. We need motivation that can withstand setbacks. the driver of this car had just walked away to get gas when a tractor trailer ran over it...  http://www.flickr.com/photos/32708549@N00/6224088/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    36. If we just look at motivation, we’re not looking deep enough. http://www.flickr.com/photos/33781019@N00/1612085620/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    37. Motivation grows out of passion. (not exclusively) http://www.flickr.com/photos/48549719@N00/2920297233/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    38. There is a certain QUALITY to motivation that arises from harmonious passion http://www.flickr.com/photos/10997674@N07/3334923965/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    39. The problems we face are really big. http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035624977@N01/72750725/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    40. We need to think about how to develop our passion for solving the problems, so that we can have the motivation to do the hard work. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8938625@N07/2541275902/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    41. Passion can be an important tool in helping us out of this mess. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    42. Passion as saviour, part 2 The happiness factor http://www.flickr.com/photos/63894760@N00/108765872/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    43. (this is just a hunch.) Thursday, April 2, 2009
    44. (Happiness as well-being, not pleasure) Thursday, April 2, 2009
    45. Happy people do less harm. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    46. Generally. I mean, think about the opposite: Do angry people do more harm? Thursday, April 2, 2009
    47. Happy people leave a gentler mark. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76195812@N00/1888321618/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    48. Happy people spread happiness. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    49. Research has identified a number of correlates with happiness. These include religious involvement, parenthood, marital status, age, income and proximity to other happy people. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happiness Thursday, April 2, 2009
    50. + Thursday, April 2, 2009
    51. “Passion can fuel motivation, enhance well-being, and provide meaning in everyday life.” Éric Donahue, Research Laboratory on Social Behavior, Université de Montreal Thursday, April 2, 2009
    52. = Thursday, April 2, 2009
    53. Passion can lead to happiness. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76195812@N00/1888321618/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    54. Let’s apply this to entrepreneurs. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    55. Setbacks? Hells, yeah. Max Estes http://www.flickr.com/photos/10337870@N06/1556858800/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    56. Need strong, consistent internal drive? Um, yes. http://www.flickr.com/photos/48549719@N00/2901927644/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    57. We want to be in the groove, flowing. There is strong correlation between passion and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s definition of flow. see TED Talks Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Creativity, fulfillment and flow http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/10997674@N07/3334923965/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    58. No passion, no evangelists. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chromaticaberrations/2274493496/sizes/o/ ground*floor Thursday, April 2, 2009
    59. Deep breath. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    60. So what does this have to do with any of us? Thursday, April 2, 2009
    61. It affects this particular group in two ways: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59562171@N00/247249870/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/txanoduna/477985347/sizes/o/ Txanoduna Thursday, April 2, 2009
    62. It affects us personally. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7346219@N03/2464804268/ GirLy GirL Thursday, April 2, 2009
    63. I want to be happy. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    64. I want my friends and family to be happy. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    65. I want to be around happy people. So it’s in my best interest to understand how harmonious passion can lead to happiness so that I can generate it and feed it to you. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    66. What’s more, it’s in my interest for my friends and family to understand harmonious passion so you can generate it and feed it to me. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    67. It affects us professionally. http://www.flickr.com/photos/23356961@N00/4830305/ julieta masina Thursday, April 2, 2009
    68. As entrepreneurs, we have a lot of power. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    69. We actually get to live our passions. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    70. We get to be enablers for other people’s passions. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    71. We build companies and tools for our colleagues and clients, often allowing them to pursue their passion. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    72. We provide the means and expertise for people to exercise their passions Thursday, April 2, 2009
    73. This is true for our clients and our clients’ audience. http://www.flickr.com/photos/59562171@N00/247249870/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    74. This is really important, and usually overlooked. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    75. It means the impact of our work is exponential http://www.flickr.com/photos/80122196@N00/4557105/ GustavoG Thursday, April 2, 2009
    76. We have a tremendous opportunity. If we accept that a) harmonious passion can help improve lives, and b) harmonious passion can be developed then we have to accept that we can make a big difference. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    77. Time to get practical: Let’s look at how passion develops http://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/12364944/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    78. Robert J. Vallerand, professor of Psychology at Université de Montreal Past president of the Canadian Psychological Association Runs the Research Laboratory on Social Behavior at Université de Montreal Written over 200 articles, many books, yadda yadda http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r26710/LRCS/default_en.htm Thursday, April 2, 2009
    79. Dualistic Model of Passion for activities Thursday, April 2, 2009
    80. Harmonious Obsessive Passion Passion Thursday, April 2, 2009
    81. 2007 Presidential Address to the Canadian Psychological Association On the Psychology of Passion: In Search of What Makes People’s Lives Most Worth Living On the development of passion http://www.er.uqam.ca/nobel/r26710/LRCS/papers/vallerandcp2008.pdf Thursday, April 2, 2009
    82. Three processes are hypothesised to influence the development of passion toward an activity: activity selection, activity valuation, and the type of internalisation of the activity representation in one’s identity. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26084283@N00/72697229/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    83. This is deep stuff. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    84. Three processes are hypothesised to influence the development of passion toward an activity: activity selection, activity valuation, and the type of internalisation of the activity representation in one’s identity. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    85. Activity selection is simply what do I choose to do. Visit a site, make a purchase, play a game, join a social network, etc. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    86. As creators, how we present activity options has an impact. Can the user find the right activity? http://www.flickr.com/photos/14468301@N06/2150870925/ Spiritless Visionary Thursday, April 2, 2009
    87. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    88. Three processes are hypothesised to influence the development of passion toward an activity: activity selection, activity valuation, and the type of internalisation of the activity representation in one’s identity. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    89. activity valuation is the subjective importance given to the activity by the person Thursday, April 2, 2009
    90. Context is critical to activity valuation. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    91. Research has shown that when the object of interest is highly valued and meaningful, one is inclined to internalise the valued object, to make it part of him or herself. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    92. As it relates to strategy, we need to be aware that if we give an important element low valuation in it’s presentation, it may affect how our users internalize their experience. http://www.flickr.com/photos/46425925@N00/179019989/ Pulpolux !!! Thursday, April 2, 2009
    93. Three processes are hypothesised to influence the development of passion toward an activity: activity selection, activity valuation, and the type of internalisation of the activity representation in one’s identity. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    94. Two types of internalization: Autonomous Controlled Thursday, April 2, 2009
    95. An individual, of his or her own volition, chooses to Autonomous pursue a thing for the pleasure/challenge/ enjoyment of it. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    96. An individual feels internal Controlled or external pressure to pursue a thing. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    97. Classic example is music students. Those who autonomously internalize the activity of making music tend to be happier than those who are controlled into the activity. http://www.flickr.com/photos/43462240@N00/279290857/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    98. Here’s the thing: Thursday, April 2, 2009
    99. Nag, and you lose. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10049178@N00/117350635/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    100. If you’re building a business or a tool that you want your users to be passionate about, you have to let them internalize the action of participating on your site autonomously. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    101. Activity selection Activity valuation Type of internalization Thursday, April 2, 2009
    102. In summary Thursday, April 2, 2009
    103. Harmonious passion can be a force for good. http://www.flickr.com/photos/76195812@N00/777675231/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    104. It can improve the quality of your life. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8747118@N05/2233385611/ Thursday, April 2, 2009
    105. It can improve the quality of your colleague’s and client’s lives. (which ought to give you some more dough) http://www.flickr.com/photos/63613245@N00/460583582/ Dalboz17 Thursday, April 2, 2009
    106. It can help power us through some of the behavioural changes we’re all facing. http://www.flickr.com/photos/43204851@N00/182910562/ Asten Thursday, April 2, 2009
    107. As entrepreneurs, we have a lot of power. http://www.flickr.com/photos/86891211@N00/72224228/ Matthew Clark Photography & Design Thursday, April 2, 2009
    108. Let’s do something awesome with it. Thursday, April 2, 2009
    109. Passion FTW! #PassionFTW! Peter Flaschner @flashlight March 31, 2009 http://peterflaschner.com/passionftw For more on passion and business, Check out The Passion Economy (free e-book, designed by me). http://peterflaschner.com/the-passion-economy/ Thursday, April 2, 2009

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