Rule #2 Forget Your Passion

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Focus on Needs

Too often people get into a career, job or business because of passion.  Ever hear about the barista at Starbucks that just loves animals?  He’s got a degree in Marine Biology, graduated top of his class and spends his time working at SBUX.  “Follow your passion” is what colleges want you to do because they can make boatloads of specific degrees that will get you NO WHERE in the real world.  You need to focus your time and energy on what is needed in this world rather than YOUR PASSION.

Needs are important.  The world doesn’t need another Marine Biologist.  The world always needs another salesperson. People who are good at sales make the world go round.  They make the economy good.  They have complete control of their income and lifestyle.  People often forget that!

The world is changing quickly.  IT services, cyber security, website designers, and coders are taking over.  Heck, the guy who does my lawn needed a website or I would have never hired him to do my landscaping. Google is taking over our lives.  So while you’d love to play with penguins in a Zoo…  you’re probably much better off writing a blog about penquins online and selling stuffed penguins from your e-commerce store.

Listen to what Mel Robbins has to say:

Passion is Overrated.  Lifestyle matters.

What do you want to do when you’re not working?  That’s the real question.  Do want to be snowboarding down a glacier in Canada?  Do you want to be spending your mornings with your kids?  Do you want to travel the world?  In 1981 these things were not possible.  Nowadays – you can do your work from anywhere.  People have complete control of their lives.  If you think that you need to be chained to a desk for 50 hours a week, every week – you couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Follow the need.

Stop following your passion.

Start following el rah mah.

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