Show me the money
I know so many people who are so busy going after the big buck that they spend most of their waking hours doing something they don't enjoy: work. Enjoy? Work? Does this sound impossible to you? Then you may be one of these people.
Let me give you an example: someone I know just finished her MBA (at the top of the class) and when I asked her what she wanted to do now, she sighed and said "What I'd really like is to be a chef." HUH? Why on earth did she spend all that time doing something she wasn't passionate about? You guessed it - MONEY, along with a dash of concern about what other people would think (her parents wouldn't have approved). So now, for the next 40 years, she's going to spend her days in a job that doesn't give her any sense of personal satisfaction. (Or after 5-10 years she won't be able to take it anymore and she'll end up quitting to...go to chef school!) Sure, her job in the business world will give her the lifestyle she wants, but she could have had that eventually if she had spent her energy becoming a chef instead of attending business school. It may have taken a few more years to get there, but wouldn't it have been worth it to spend the rest of her life doing a job she likes?
So the big question this week is: why do YOU work? If you're working purely for the money, consider whether there's a career out there that can bring you the money AND personal fulfillment. The two, contrary to popular belief, don't have to be mutually exclusive. When you're doing what you love, you'll feel more energized, creative and enthusiastic - which can only amount to greater success in the long run.
by T.L. Scribe