Audio: Following Your Passion – Our Advice on Chasing Your Dreams.   

There are many different opinions in the interwebs on whether or not you should follow your passion. Here’s our quick take on this subject in audio form as well as the transcript.  

Following Your Passions: Our Advice on Chasing Your Dreams.

by Diversely | Finding Career Love

Audio Transcript:

There’s been a lot of debate on whether or not do you follow your passion. You could search google and come up with multitudes of videos and articles on following your passion. Don’t follow your passion. Follow this instead. And so I, I want to throw my two cents into the whole equation as we look at a particularly as you look at job searching and career discovery and what you want to do with your life. And passion does come into play and I think it is a big part of the equation. It’s a big part of three pieces of the pie that are really important to look at – and passion is one of them. And the three parts are passion, purpose, and practicality. And just breaking down passion real quick. Passion is all predicated on the things you’d like to do.

 And typically we knew when you look at the things you love doing is typically the things that you’re passionate about, are also typically to things that you’re good at. And the ultimate goal has always been, how do I make my passion something I can do every day? That being said, there are a lot of things that you’re passionate about but not necessarily should, but it’s really important to take into self-assessment and take a look at all the things that you love to do from sports, music or art. And I think in today’s world, there are so many opportunities to make income from any one of those areas. Just take a look at art.

You can be passionate about painting, but 10 – 15 years ago, you know, we didn’t have Etsy. We didn’t have the internet as it is today, where you can sell your paintings to a specific audience and find out who actually wants your paintings and build a following on Instagram or Facebook, and word of mouth. It’s really telling that you can go after the things that you are passionate about and potentially make money from it. But that being said, there’s a lot more. You are thrust into becoming a business owner, into becoming a business person, knowing how to operate, market and sell. And so it leaves a lot on the table and a lot more responsibility for the person that wants to pursue their passion. In my opinion, passionate is number one, super important. You’ve got to realize what you love to do are typically the things that you’re good at.