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Do you make money doing the thing you love?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by gladhands, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    My primary source of income isn't exactly a passion of mine, but I'm fortunate enough to make a little money on the side doing something I love. How many of you have made a career (or a buck) doing what makes you happy?
     


  2. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I don't know if it would be correct to say I do what I love, but I do love what I do, in terms of I am good at it, I enjoy the day to day work and the challenges and successes

    very important for a happy life
     


  3. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    I do.
     


  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Fraiche Senior member

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    Let me know when a cannibus tester position opens up and I'll get back to you on that one.
     


  6. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    I sell industrial dumpsters. what do you think?!?! haha

    on a related note, my father has been "working for the man" for the past 25 years. He was a full time musician and a few years after i was born he got a day job and quit playing full time. Well, last week he quit his office job to take a contract playing music full time. more money, half the hours, and he's finally doing what he was born to do. needless to say im prud of the feller. A career change at 50 years old.
     


  7. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    I sell industrial dumpsters. what do you think?!?! haha

    on a related note, my father has been "working for the man" for the past 25 years. He was a full time musician and a few years after i was born he got a day job and quit playing full time. Well, last week he quit his office job to take a contract playing music full time. more money, half the hours, and he's finally doing what he was born to do. needless to say im prud of the feller. A career change at 50 years old.



    I love to hear stories like that. Good for him.
     


  8. Fred49

    Fred49 Senior member

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  9. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I do. Can't imagine doing anything else. When the thrill is gone however, I'll do something else.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I am still in search of a position that will pay me to drink fine wine and spirits while eating at two and three Michelin star restaurants. I have yet to find a patron but am still searching so please let me know if you hear of something.
     


  11. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I am still in search of a position that will pay me to drink fine wine and spirits while eating at two and three Michelin star restaurants. I have yet to find a patron but am still searching so please let me know if you hear of something.

    dude, you have that job. people like me come around and would be happy to buy you meals all the time. all you have to do is buy from us.
     


  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    dude, you have that job. people like me come around and would be happy to buy you meals all the time. all you have to do is buy from us.

    [​IMG]

    Good point. Usually though, it's a working breakfast or on the rubber chicken circuit for me.
     


  13. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Good point. Usually though, it's a working breakfast or on the rubber chicken circuit for me.


    you need to buy something from me.
     


  14. ImaPro

    ImaPro Senior member

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    To some extent I do .
     


  15. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

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    Currently, no. My biggest fear is investing years into something I end up hating. My 2nd biggest is what I'm doing now: drifting aimlessly. Finished University, and I have the grades for pretty much anything. I have no desire to do med-school, and the same goes for law. (SF makes it sound like a horrible place to end up anyway haha). I've been thinking about doing Business School in a few years... I'm less interested in business, but I like the concept of actually having a skill set that will let me go where I want.... unlike my current social science degree.



    Those of you who managed this work/love combination... I'm entirely jealous. Was it lucky happenstance? Or did you know what you loved... and made a career from it?
     


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