Bring Your Passion With You
In 2016, I shared my thoughts on following your passion and what horrible advice that is. No matter the criticism or counter cultural views on the topic, I still stand by my thinking. I don’t ever plan on following the “follow your passion” bandwagon. You can read my post about it here. Recently I saw Mike Rowe, star of Dirty Jobs, as he was interviewed by Entrepreneur magazine. He talked about this very thing. Mike said something that I really liked - “Don’t follow your passion, bring it with you.” As he wrapped up the interview, he talked about what he consistently heard from successful business owners from Dirty Jobs. They said: “[they] First identified the opportunity, then they got good at it, then they figured out how to love it.”
Instead of coddling the millennials by telling them to chase their dreams, how can we begin to teach them this state of mind of not chasing your passion, but “bringing it with them?