Passion vs. Profit in Your Next Career

Sun, Dec 18, 2011

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When things aren’t looking great in your local job market, you might begin to wonder if you should just suck it up and find a job that will make you the most money.  After all, that’s why you’re working in the first place, isn’t it?

At the same time, you might have started to wonder if the old way of working is the way you want to be working now.  After all, you’ve worked for money in the past, and you haven’t been happy.  What if this new career transition could be the start of something new that focuses on what you’re most passionate about (besides just a regular paycheck).

Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re looking at your next job:

  • What do I enjoy? – Before you start looking at any job, think about what you might enjoy doing. Even if you have no experience in doing this new job, think about what sounds like it might appeal to you.
  • What am I good at? – Sometimes, jobs that allow you to showcase your expertise or skills will become jobs in which you can find passion.  Make a list of the skills you have and think about jobs that could utilize them.
  • What do I dislike? – And truthfully, you also need to think about what you hate about your current job or about the jobs you’ve had in the past.  If you can avoid jobs you despise, you might just find your passion.

While there is certainly something to be said for finding a career that pays the bills, you might also want to look at the fluctuating job market as an opportunity to carve out a new path.  Even if you end up working for someone else, think about how you can bring passion into your new working life…and the profits are certain to follow.

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Career Test Says:

    What a good point! If we can bring the passion into our professional life, money is bound to follow. Thanks for sharing these valuable tips.

  2. Tamika Says:

    I love this article!!!This is exactly the stage Iam at in my life

  3. Drew Tewell Says:

    I agree, you can have both. Just one or the other won’t work well in the long run. Passion without profit = poverty and profit without passion = misery. They work better together.

  4. tbavol Says:

    Thank you for your comment Tamika.

  5. tbavol Says:

    Thanks for your comment Drew.

  6. Aaron Says:

    I think this is an important point of the article:

    “Even if you end up working for someone else, think about how you can bring passion into your new working life…and the profits are certain to follow.”

    Finding your passion in life is a sure fire way to a fulfilling life. However, and a big however, I think people all to often think they can just jump into the job of their dreams and they end up not even getting started. Or settling for something else.

    Finding at least the general niche you are interested in, getting a job(any job), and then as you point out ‘think about how you can bring passion into your new working life’, is about as practical as it gets when shooting towards your ultimate goal of obtaining your dream job.

  7. tbavol Says:

    Hi Aaron, thanks for taking the time to comment.

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