I had a Foundation Session with a client this week (this kicks off a one-on-one coaching relationship) and we were talking about the concept of pursuing your passions and actually making money doing it. She was doubtful. I’m a believer: I love everything I do, and I make money doing it. But, that isn’t always enough for people to see. They think “well, you’re lucky! Your passions are the types of things you can actually get paid for.”
My counter to that is life is short – too short to waste it on things you don’t enjoy. In addition, if you were spending your whole day catering to your strengths, vs. fighting the horrendous, consistent uphill battle of “needs improvement”, you would be doing your company, the world, and yourself a big favor.