Bright and early on the last Friday of every month, creatives in Boston gather at the Creative Mornings lecture series to network and hear from industry leaders. It was a sold out event!
Today’s topic was LOVE. Yes, that’s right. Sean Devereaux is Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Zero VFX, a visual effects company that works on popular Hollywood movies. I was extremely impressed by Sean’s humility to speak about the topic he admittedly knew the least about. Yet, when he shared his experience as a humble intern who, through one selfless act of washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen just so that the hard-working design team could have a “clean place to eat”, landed a permanent job… I was so impressed by the lesson he learned and shared with us that when something is done out of love, you don’t look for a reward. That is the love he’s talking about. Work as an expression of love.
Love is present.
Love is fearless.
Love is selfish (yet selfless).
Love is contagious.
– Sean Devereaux
I added the part about love being selfless. When Sean spoke of love being selfish, what he meant was that when you love a project, that project is all you think about. When you love a person, they are the focus of everything you do. It sounds to me like a paradox of selfish and selfless.
I whole-heartedly agree that work should be an act of love. My goal in life is that everything I do be done with the motivation of love. I may not always “like” what I’m doing, but I can do it with love.
Thank you Sean, for sharing what you learned about love and work and helping me to recognize that even though I have much to learn, with love as my motivation, I will succeed!