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  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 with, that’s a worthy option.
  3. Match up these two in a constantly iterative process: This process takes many years if not decades.
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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. 

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. 

  1. Follow your passion (if you must). 
  2. If the alternative is borrowing from your parents beyond age 25, forget your passion. Get an income first.
  3. Fix the lifestyle, then work backward. Create a plan for your life that will maximize your feeling of purpose and wellbeing. 
  4. ONLY then comes the time for 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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You don't find passion
You cultivate it. Expecting to find something that feels perfect right away may lead to the frustration of constant seeking. 

Lower the bar from “perfect” and choose activities that offer these big three traits linked to long-term passion, performance, and life-satisfaction: autonomy, mastery and belonging.

5 Lies You've Been Told About "Following Your Passion"

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A job that satisfies the ingredients of intrinsic motivation is rare and valuable, so you need to develop rare and valuable skills to offer in exchange.

Career capital = the value of competencies, knowledge and individual personality attributes you have to produce economic value." (LinkedIn)

Follow your passion is a bad advice.

I finished reading this book two months ago but I bought it in hard copy last week because it is very good book that doesn't run along with your prejudices and strictly presents the reality; of people who ended up making a grand career for themselves which was not based on simple and manipulative advice:-

Follow Your passion and money will follow you

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