"passionate work gets passionate response".
This is beyond true. When you can talk with passion about the work you do, or inject some fire into the process of making something, you will see how people respond. This does not apply to only craftspeople and artists, it applies to all of us. If you can tell a story with passion about what you're trying to accomplish, I can guarantee you will get a reaction. Sometimes it may not be the one you're looking for, but at least you will know what you say, do, or make creates a pulse in folks. And that goes a long way, whether making a blanket or discussing today's specials with some hungry patrons.
So whatever it is you do for work or fun or whatever makes your own pulse bounce like a jumping bean, fill it with passion. I have always been fascinated by personality traits of successful people, and here's what they all seem to have- the ability to take risks, the wherewithal to never quit, and the undying passion for what they're doing.
from the passionate & talented maven