This morning I was in one of my favourite coffee shops. The owner has just come back from the Caribbean. He’d been invited to go to a Michelin star restaurant that wanted to improve their coffee making standards. They had asked him to teach staff how to make great coffee.

There were seventy in the group, so he realised he couldn’t possibly teach them all in a week. He knew he needed to spot the really great ones – the people who would be able to help him teach the others. I asked him how he did that.

His number one test? He watched them making coffee and asked himself “Is it a chore for them?”.

That’s a brilliant question to ask to help figure out whether someone is a great fit for any job.

Is it a chore to them? Or not?

If someone really wants to do a job, gets energised by it and doesn’t see it as a chore, then it’s likely that they’re a natural fit for it. They still might have to work hard to excel at what they do, but they’ll be off to a flying start!

Loving what you do is a clue that you’re in the right job.

So, what about you… is your work a chore, or do you love it?

If you’re not sure what floats your boat and what job would be a great fit for you, my new book The Strengths Book: Discover How to be Fulfilled in Your Work and in Life will help you find out.

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Sally BibbDirector, Engaging Minds
Sally Bibb is the author of Strengths-based Recruitment and Development: A Practical Guide to Transforming Talent Management Strategy for Business Results and The Strengths Book: Discover How to Be Fulfilled in Your Work and in Life, and is a leading strengths expert.