What you should do when you are pursuing your passion in life, but your family members want to see you do something “more respectable” or that has benefits, pays better, etc., even though you love what you are doing and expect to one day really succeed at it.
In this video coaching newsletter I discuss an email from a viewer who is a struggling musician who lost his part time job a few months ago. Since his parents have been helping him make ends meet, they want him to get a regular job with a 401k, benefits, etc., but he would not be able to continue doing his paying music gigs and growing his music career. He’s got a new part time job lined up, but it does not start until the snow melts. He loves music and feels like it’s his calling, so he’s struggling on what he should do.
“Sometimes, in order to do something you really love for a living, you’ll have to do things that you hate in order to pay your bills until your true love grows to the point that it can support you full time. Sometimes it may take many years or even decades to make your visions a reality in your life. That is why you must do something for a living you truly love and have a passion for. Something that feels like it is your duty to do or to become. Because when things get hard or they don’t seem to be working out, it’s your passion that will enable you to continue taking action, even when things feel hopeless.” ~ Coach Corey Wayne