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One of my big tenents that I am consistently harping on is “Do What You Love As Your Career”. I think that it leads you to do good work, which leads to success, which leads to general happiness, which leads back to doing good work. However, just in case I’m wrong, I’m pointing to this article:
The problem is that for many, that is just unrealistic:
We all get told at some point (if not over and over again), “Do what you love and the money will follow,” and it’s just plain bad advice. The number of people who make a lot of money doing what they love is so insignificantly small that it’s an unrealistic and useless thing to model. The most unfortunate thing about this is that it makes people feel like they are failing when they don’t achieve it.
So, what then?
KEY INSIGHT: Consider thinking about your work/life strategy like this:
- Do what you love for free.
- Work for money.
- Change how you do your job to feel less tortured about it—and maybe even feel pretty good about it.
- Spend the money you make on doing the things you love when you’re not at work.
End of insight: Please read it again.
If you can’t do what you love, focus on doing what you love outside of work. Think of the parts of work you do like and enjoy that.
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 24,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.