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Body of work

I love the expression “body of work”.

Most often it is in reference to the total creative output of a photographer, writer, painter, musician or someone in a creative field.

But it needn’t be limited to those areas of work.

I like to pay attention to a person’s body of work in other passions as well. It could be parenting, coaching, athletics, investing, teaching, programming or entrepreneurship. Certainly there are additional examples and in all walks of life.

In my mind a body of work is the entire life long effort. It isn’t a greatest hits nor is it even to the very “best” achievement. It’s the entire output and energy to make things happen. It’s the heart or likely the soul through all of ups and downs in life.