Friday, September 27, 2013

Bliss--or miss?

"Follow your bliss."

"If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life...."

Trying to make money from one's passion is quite the cliche generator.

Our bud Anita Bruzzese at Gannett talks about a successful Harvard lawyer who felt empty and depressed.

So she chucked her briefcase and started writing. She self-published a book on chucking your briefcase, basically, and was discovered by a major publishing house, and well...the rest is happiness history.

Gallup found that 70% of workers are not engaged at work.

"True passion is your greatest economic security," this woman gushed.

She suggests you take your pulse--are you excited over what you are doing.

Don't try to define your passion right away. Let it be--and grow.

Stop planning--you can't plan an inspired life.

Stop listening to doubters.

Well--here I am waiting to be discovered...anyone? I notice I did not get a MacArthur grant. Drat!

You have to be kind of hard-headed about such blithe advice--especially if you plan to revisit the grocery store at some point.

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