Episode No. 132
  •  February 15, 2024

Do Your Work With Love

It Might Just Love You Back

Love and work embrace as hosts Crina and Kirsten explore how to infuse our work with love. From expressing love through our tasks to cultivating a service mindset and practicing generosity, this episode serves up a recipe for success that’s as fulfilling as it is rewarding. Let’s bring more love into how we do our work!


Crina and Kirsten dive into love and work, where Albert Brooks,  Oprah Winfrey,  Marcus Buckingham, Bob Rosen and Joe Ricciardi serve as guides to infuse our conversation about doing our work with love. Forget the notion that work and love should be kept in separate corners of our lives; we’re here to blend them together like the perfect cocktail – at work!  As Kahil Gibran said, “work is love made visible.”  Our work is an amazing opportunity for us to express love – something we are made to do.

Our duo digs into the different flavors of workplace love. There’s love of purpose, love of accomplishment, love of colleagues, and even love for ourselves. Each adds its own unique flavor to the workplace stew, creating a recipe for success that’s as fulfilling as it is rewarding.

There is also the opportunity to infuse the work we do with love, which is something we do not talk about as often – how we talk with customers and clients; how we build the thing we are building at work; how we write the memos and letters and emails – with each task there is the opportunity to infuse the task with love.

How do we put this into practice?  We can adopt a service mindset, practice generosity, show compassion, and create trust. And let’s not forget to sprinkle gratitude on top—it’s the secret ingredient that ties everything together.  Expressing love in our work is a blend of these concepts.

So, as we bask in the love of Valentine’s Day, let’s make a pact to bring more love into how we do our work.


What’s Love Got to Do With Work? | Psychology Today

Marcus Buckingham: Why “Love” Is the Key to Career Success (hbr.org)

The Only Career Advice You’ll Ever Need – The Atlantic

How To Bring More Love Into Your Work – Eat Your Career

Love At Work: Here’s How To Truly Show Love To Your Colleagues This Valentine’s Day (forbes.com)