Do What You Love and the Rest Will Come

As I was sitting in the dusty, dingy lounge of a Jiffy Lube last week, I had an epiphany. In the plastic magazine rack, on the wall farther from where I was sitting I saw a copy of July’s Entrepreneur Magazine. Two weeks ago I never would have thought twice about picking up a business type magazine, especially with a People Magazine just to my left, Prince George on the cover.

But I reached for it and started reading an article about Mike McQue – the founder of Flipboard. What impressed me the most was this quote:

MAKE WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO, AND WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT DOING, LINE UP SO THEY PAY OUT FOR YOU.

Isn’t that what we all want? Don’t you want to get paid to do what you love? 

The only thing I’ve ever been good at in any capacity has been writing. I might not know perfect grammar, and I might struggle with spelling anything over 3 syllables (without spellcheck or a dictionary), but I have a knack for articulation and sentence construction.

The big question is, how do I make it pay out for me?

That has been a question I have visited and revisited since I understood the need to get a job. I’m sure you’ve envisioned the same notion: how can I get paid to do what I love?

Are you unhappy because of your job? Do you have a desire to get out there and do something else, something more? Then I challenge you to entertain this question:

Can you make what you love to do, and what you are good at doing line up so that they pay out for you? Tell me about it. What have you done to create a relationship between the two?


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2 thoughts on “Do What You Love and the Rest Will Come

  1. Great quote! This reminds me of the saying, “If you have a job you love, you never have to go to work”. I spent 20 years in a career that at first I loved, but then got so burnt out, I recently quit. So now I am trying to figure out what’s next for me, but I’m still not sure what that is. Hopefully I’ll get some clarity soon and find my direction!

    1. In time the right thing will make itself known to you. I have faith in that! Opportunities are everywhere – it’s figuring out which ones were meant for you – which ones “you asked for.” Because without realizing it – we do ask for the things we have in life. My goal over the past couple of months is being VERY aware of what message I’m putting out there so that I’m not getting anything in return that I don’t want. :) Congrats on the life change. Do you have a hobby or an interest that you can turn into a profit making venture?

      Keep your eyes and ears open and you’ll know… good luck!

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