Sherry A. Phillips

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Do you work for love or money?

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Or both?

I think most people settle for doing a job they can tolerate so they can take care of themselves and their families without ever asking themselves, “Is this what I really want to be doing with my life?”

Every success guru, motivational book or video I see says the same thing, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” Except, sometimes you need money to put food on the table and keep a roof over your head while you do what you love.

Is the saying true? Can you really make a living doing what you love and still love it, or will it become a burdensome job once you rely on it for income?

I once worked with a man who graduated from Harvard with a degree in Art. He was making his living as a graphic designer, but his real love was painting landscapes. Intermittently during his working years, he would sell a painting to a bank or some other corporate office.

Then, one day, he quit the job in the office where we both worked and started taking consulting graphic design work while he pursued his passion more intensely. Now, years later, I looked him up on the internet and found out he’s married, has kids and showcases his paintings in fine art galleries. He is doing what he loves and making a living doing it. You can view his website and art here.

It can be done and once you decide what it is that you love to do, it is then you can figure out how to make a living at it. Dan Miller has a great book called, “48 Days to the Work You Love.” If you need a guide to help you figure out what you might like to do with your life, this might be a helpful book for you.

Are you working for love, or money?

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