The Dark Side Of Do What You Love: Roundup

Let’s take a look at the dark side of that bit of advice “Do What You Love?”

  • The Introduction – What’s this all about?
  • Your Situation – Your situation probably is messing up your dreams as is.
  • Psychology – You could well be your own worst enemy.
  • Skills And Abilities – What you need, what you don’t have, and worse, what you don’t know.
  • Breaking In – Knowing what you’re doing doesn’t mean you’ll get into the career you want.
  • The Job – Even if you get the job it won’t be what you expect.
  • The Change – Things will change on you even if you get what you want.
  • When It Works – But there is a reason to take “Do What You Love” to heart . . .

– Steven Savage

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