“Follow Your Passion”
I don’t think that saying even existed 40 years ago since most of our parents by no means followed their passion. But it is a saying that I hear thrown around a lot these days. Everyone seems to think you can follow your passion and be successful. Well unless your passion happens to coincide with a viable business opportunity, you’re probably not going to be that successful(by most measures of success).
I’m not sure when the shift from ‘working a job until you die’ to ‘following your passion’ happened but we’re definitely in the midst of it. I work with a lot of the older generation and there is an inordinate amount of them who have worked at the same company for 20, 30 or even 40 years. I can’t even imagine what it would be like working that long in the same corporate job but there are lots of people who have done it. [Continue reading]