I am still close with a lot of folks at a place I used to work. A former co-worker just told me that their top producer for the last quarter was a woman who was on maternity leave for the previous five months and had not made a single call or sent a single email in that time. She hadn't touched her client portfolio in any way for five months, yet her portfolio performed better than anyone else's who was at work every day during that time. Wow. That has to be discouraging. But I'm sure they're all happy to still have those jobs. I guess 98% of life really is just showing up. My most personally rewarding job was when I was a mortgage loan officer, because I really enjoyed seeing people move into a new house, especially young couples and first time buyers. Not that they couldn't have gotten the loan anywhere else, but it felt good and like everyone benefited.