What you should do if your income earning potential for working in what you are passionate about appears to be low, but the thought of continuing to work jobs you hate for a living feels like a slow death.
In this video coaching newsletter I discuss an email from a viewer who emigrated from a third world country to Canada. Even though he worked as a psychologist, political activist and writer in his home country, having published three novels in his native language, most of his university degrees are not recognized in Canada. He says no one seems to want to hire him due to his lack of employment experience in Canada.
He’s currently working in a coffee shop to pay his bills. His real passion is as a writer, but English is his second language. People tell him he should go to college in Canada to get a Canadian degree, but he wonders what in. He thinks about doing what he really loves, which is being a writer, but he also wants to earn a good income. He says demand for writers and English degrees is in decline in Canada. He wonders how to balance taking risks and pursuing his passion versus stability. He knows what he wants to do, but he just needs a good plan to follow. I share what he can do to do what he loves and earn a good income. This is a great article for anyone in a similar situation who knows what they want to do, but don’t know how to do it and earn a good income by either working for other people, or starting their own business.
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“There is no such thing as a bad idea, only bad plans. True success in doing your life’s work comes from learning to do something you love, becoming really great at it and finding a way to monetize your gifts, skills and talents by delivering them in a way that significant numbers of people will gladly pay for. When you are starting out on your journey to becoming great at what you love, most times you won’t know how to successfully do what you want to do. The fastest way to speed up your success is to find others who are already succeeding at the highest level doing what you love, and to model what they do successfully. Go work for them and get paid to learn how to master your craft on their dime. If that’s not possible, interview them and ask for their best advice on how to become successful like them. Most successful people love to tell their stories and help others to follow in their footsteps. You can either find a way, or a way out. Successful people persist until they find a way. Unsuccessful people give up and settle saying it’s too hard or impossible.” ~ Coach Corey Wayne