Why You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion

We’ve heard it so many times, it’s become a cliché: follow your passion. Commencement speakers tell graduates it’s the golden rule for happiness and nearly every building I walk through, someone has the words thumb-tacked to a spongy cubical wall for inspiration. Since we’re all familiar with the expression, tell me, what is passion and why should you follow it?

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How Finding Your Lowest Livable Lifestyle Can Lead You to Your Ideal Lifestyle

This week, we are only going to talk about money in the context of using it as a tool. First, to cover your basic needs and second, to fund your ideal lifestyle. If you’re looking for strategies to pay off debt or tricks to get funding for your start-up, by all means, scroll to the bottom and get wild with my book suggestions. Meanwhile, the rest of us are going to look at budgeting; specifically, identifying your Lowest Livable Lifestyle that covers all your basic needs while you look for other jobs or pursue a side project; and second, looking ahead and projecting an ideal budget for your perfect careers once you get there.

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Quick Guide: How to Find Your Perfect Career (And Why So Many Are Doing it Wrong)

When you don’t know what you want to do, your search can take you an inch in a million directions instead of a mile in the one that matters. What you call “searching” is not progress; you’re treading water. You are exerting a lot of energy to keep your head above water, but you’re not getting any closer to shore. 

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How to Find Your Purpose (and how to stop wondering if you’ve found it yet)

Last week, I wrote about two big questions: what are you doing (your mission) and why are you doing it (your purpose). Too often, people confuse what they do with why they do it. When they finish a project or achieve their goal, they lose their motivation to find the next thing. These smart and creative people are left treading water, wishing they hadn’t solved the unsolvable problem, because then they still would have a defined, achievable goal.

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How Discovering Your Purpose in Your 20s Is the Secret to a Lifetime of Happiness

Unless life has other plans for you, one day, your hair will start changing color (or start falling out). Soft lines, called crow’s feet, will radiate outward from the corners of your eyes. Your bones will begin to shrink, and your muscles will go stiff. Welcome to your golden years.

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Six Ways to Find Clarity in Conflicting Information

The early bird gets the worm. Good advice, unless you’re the worm. And if you are the worm, you might be following very different advice: “haste makes waste” or “all good things come to those who wait.”

We have a lot of these sayings. Often, I find myself in situations where saying them sounds natural.

You should dress appropriately for the job you’re doing, after all, the clothes make the man. Then again, you can’t always judge a book by it’s cover.

Look at the world! The corruption! The poverty! No wonder, money is the root of all evil. Then again, you’ve got to have money to survive. After all, money makes the world go ‘round.

Working as a team, we will knock this out in no time. You know what they say: Many hands make light work. On second thought, let’s work on some of this individually and check back tomorrow morning. You know what they say: Too many cooks spoil the soup.

At first, I was a little skeptical about working together, but now I’m really happy we are. It’s true, opposites attract. Different day, different person: This project is coming along great, I’m happy we see eye to eye on so many things, birds of a feather flock together.

Scratching your head? Me too.

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Work/Life Balance Is Dead

At least, in the traditional way we think of it. What we think of as “work” has changed more in the last 50 years than ever before. Industry change, partnered with a shift in technology, has changed what we do and how we do it.

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