Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow

I recently wrote an article titled Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow for Optimal Living Magazine. It appears in the January/February 2014 edition of the publication. Here’s an excerpt:


ARTICLE EXCERPT Courtesy of Optimal Living Magazine

    A few years ago, I informally surveyed people whom I met at networking events or conducted workshops for about their career satisfaction. Out of sheer curiosity, I wanted to know if they were happy, just getting by, or utterly dissatisfied in their careers.

   Their responses did not startle me, as I’ve heard all types of career conundrums in my profession. Of the 100 or so people I spoke with, less than 10% expressed enthusiasm for what they did on the job, or were fully engaged at work.

   The top reasons these “focus group” members are not doing what they love, based on their responses, are the fear of not having enough money to pay the bills and not knowing how to seek career opportunities that allowed them to pursue what they love.

   They, like many others, sacrifice career satisfaction to fear of the unknown, and therefore, become immobilized and unmotivated to figure out how to make a living doing what truly excites them.

   Any life change, small or monumental, requires proper planning and strategy to achieve the desired outcome. The four areas to help you transition into a career you love, while making a living in the process, include identifying what motivates you, preparing for change, networking, and continuous learning.

Click on the magazine cover below to read the entire article, Do What You Love and the Money Will Follow, on pages 18-19.

January/February 2014 Optimal Living Magazine
January/February 2014 Optimal Living Magazine

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Kesi Stribling, Editor, Ask The Strategist
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