'Following Your Passion' Is Dead - Here's What To Replace It With
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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 passion for a field you have profound expertise in.
An adapted Maslow Hierarchy of Needs.
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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.
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.
If you’re convinced that finding your passion is hard, or that it’s not going to happen for you, you’ll remain closed to possibilities.
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If you scan the landscape of your life, you’ll notice certain experiences peak up. It’s so valuable to delve into these “peak moments” and extract the key ingredients.
Make a list of the ingredients that truly mattered in your peak moments; don’t be distracted by the counterfeits.
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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The passion mindset asks “What does this job offer me?".The craftsman's mindset finds joy in developing news skills and then puts them to work, by asking “What am I offering the world? “