Adding value to clients and counterparts, seeing the "wow" factor on client's face, life-long learning, doing good work, connecting with those with similar interests, beating the odds by running a profitable small business.
Thanks, Steve. Glad you find my postings useful. If you're going to the RESNET conference in Orlando next year, I'll be there. Just found out today that both talks I proposed were accepted, too. Keep learning! There's a lot to know if you want to be good at what you do in this field.