Choosing Between Making Money and Doing What You Love - Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. Brown
by Leonard A. Schlesinger, Charles F. Kiefer, and Paul B. “If you’re really passionate about what you do, but it’s not going to make you a lot of money, should you still do it?” What a great question! Inspiring. Based on the research we did for our book, we’re convinced that when you’re heading into the unknown, desire is all-important. And, it will help you persist. But, let’s be real. A friend of ours was hanging out at a bar with a few fellow professional musicians after a recording session, talking admiringly about another musician they all know. So this reader question attacks us straight on and says, in essence, “I have the desire, but I am pretty certain it’s not going to lead anywhere that’s monetarily profitable. Of course you should. Now let’s qualify the answer a bit: But even this doesn’t mean you can’t work on your passion a little — even if it’s just for 15 minutes a day. And you should! Why? We’re in favor of people being happy. Who knows?