This week isn’t so much a specific case study, as a topic I encounter regularly. We receive a lot of messages in our culture to ‘find and follow your passion’. There’s even a book titled, “Do what you love, and the money will follow”. I, like many, find the title tremendously appealing.
Here’s the other side of the coin. I’ve met with numerous individuals who are pursuing their passion, but have nothing, or extremely little, in any kind of nest egg (and we’re talking 40-50 age demographic here, not 20-something kids), and who are not particularly moving forward financially.
At what point do you think it’s worth pulling back from your passion, in order to bulk up your bank account and fatten your wallet?