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Making a Living Doing What You Love

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My goal is to make a living doing what I love.

Sadly, I can't tell you that if you do what you love, the money will follow. I wish that were always true. To be frank, doing what you love doesn't always lead to great riches

Coming at life from such an "idealistic" point of view immediately triggers the "realistic" reflex. That's the device we've all been trained to use to reinforce our story about what is and what is not possible. It keeps us in line. It keeps us under control.

"I can't just go doing what I love..." we say. "I have a family to support..." "I have obligations..." "I can't just do that..."

These are all valid and quite rational responses to the idea of making a living doing what you love.

And it's your choice whether or not you want to allow your life to be governed by these creations.

As evolved as we think we are as humans, history has shown we're not too many steps removed from the animal kingdom. Once the luxuries of modern life are stripped away, our similarity to animals becomes very clear, very quickly.

But there's one trait animals don't display that we "evolved" humans do. I can't think of any animal that would willingly pursue an activity it didn't feel was in its own best interest.

It certainly wouldn't do it 8 hours a day... for years and years.

But we humans do this all the time. We do it for many reasons. We do it because we're told to do it. We do it because we're worried about what others might think of us if we didn't. We do it because we don't know any better. We do it because we don't believe in ourselves. We do it because we're scared of the alternatives

People who should listen to this show are entrepreneurs

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