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.
Ever watch The Great British Bake-off? It's an addictive reality TV show about the hunt for Britain's best amateur baker. Few of the contestants cook for a living - baking is simply their passion. And it's passion that carries them through weeks of competition and critiques, past weeping pie crusts and sad meringues.
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?"
It's so easy to fall in love. Remember the excitement, the romance, and the lust? Sure, there were some challenges, but you were so happy. If you're like most long-term couples, the thrill has probably waned since then. Luckily, it's possible to reignite the passion - it just takes intention.