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'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With
New research has come out that dismantles the idea of "follow your passion" as a recipe for career success. In fact, this advice does far more harm than good. But what should we replace it with? I suggest three frameworks that help navigate the question "What should I do with the rest of my life?"

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Don't follow your passion

The main flaw of  “finding your passion” presupposes that interests and passions are fixed, rather than fluid and evolving as we age and gain wisdom and experience. 

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The problem with following your passion

  • It ignores the market. Unless you have a trust fund waiting for you, you’ll have to feed yourself and others. 
  • It will turn a passion into a job. 

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Learn from Startups

  1. Identify real needs in the market that are currently not being well met. 
  2. Assess your strengths: Whatever is easy for you that most others have a harder time...

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Develop a passion, don’t follow it

Developing rare and valuable skills will lead you to far greater career satisfaction because they make you financially stable and give you lots of control over your time. And slowly, you develop...

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Bohanes Hierarchy of Career Fulfillment

An adapted Maslow Hierarchy of Needs. 

  1. Follow your passion (if you must). 
  2. If the alternative is borrowing from your parents beyond age 25, forget your passion. ...

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Look for the Umbrella

When you look at all the ingredients that matter to you, they might at first seem entirely disconnected. Let’s say you love French, drinking coffee, playing with words, analyzing and categorizing, and being a leader within a community. How could you construct a career from these? 

Seek an umbrella; something that all of these ingredients can fit beneath.

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For lasting success, abandon the passion mindset for the craftsman's mindset

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Don’t quit your job too fast

Individuals who pursue their passions as side-gigs and gradually ramp up are much more successful in the long run. 

This is because there’s less pressure, so you can take more risks. 

The "Go big or go home" attitude

Taking small and consistent steps leads to big gains.

People with that “Go Big or Go Home” attitude tend to end up home. They get injured or burn out from doing too much, too fast, too soon.