We're always hearing that we need to find what we love and do that so we can do great work and love what we do. But what happens when we don't find it and what we love to do won't put the food on the table and pay the bills?
When doing what you love isn't an option, Patty Azzarello recommends a change in philosophy. She says that "doing what you love" is bad advice, and while we don't agree entirely, there's a fine line that needs to be drawn when what isn't ideal, especially in times like now (flash news: bad economy). Your ideal job might not pay enough for the lifestyle you want, and in those situations you'll need to look at your job as a means to do what you love.
Consider thinking about your work/life strategy like this:
Do what you love for free.
Work for money.
Change how you do your job to feel less tortured about it-and maybe even feel pretty good about it.
Spend the money you make on doing the things you love when you're not at work.
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Check out the article its a good read, but like how good ol Steve Jobs says, if you haven't found what you love to do, keep looking. What he doesn't say is: you need to evaluate whether or not what you love to do would be good for you based on whatever circumstance you're in.