Follow your passion! Find what you like, and are passionate about doing, work on it, and you will finally be happy. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? It is a very popular piece of advice in recent years. You find that activity, you do it, and your problems of dissatisfaction and work boredom will end, but the question is how to find your passion? The reality is that the advice to follow your passion doesn’t work for most people.
To find that job that truly fulfills you, finding your passion is not the first thing you should look for because it is not the first thing that comes along.
Most people do not know what they are passionate about, and when they find passion in something, they do not know how to monetize it or make it profitable.
To learn more insights, we reached out to Dion Todd who is professionally attributed as a singer, songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. Todd acquired a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The Canadian musician found his passion for music at an early age, and was driven towards achieving his ambition from then. Todd understood what he had to sacrifice and what he had to put at stake in order to enter the world of music, started by learning and practicing multiple musical instruments.
As a professional musician having success with the EP “Be Alright”, Todd is on the run for a enviable music career. This year, Todd has been the recipient of MusicNL (Music Newfoundland) Telegram Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year.
Dion Todd on the big lie about following your passion
I’ll get to the point. You can’t follow your passion when you don’t even know yourself; when you do not know what you are passionate about and you have not tried activities that make you feel true satisfaction and genuine taste in the short and medium-term.
“When you follow that famous advice and go in search of your passion, it often happens that you find yourself with a mental unknown that only makes you remain immobile without knowing what to do.
“That I’m passionate? What is it that I enjoy doing now and will enjoy doing in 5 years? What do I like to do?
“It’s not about you finding something that you were passionate about just for a week or a month, that doesn’t work. You must look forward to several years and define a goal greater than just your satisfaction and enjoyment.”
The world doesn’t care what your passion is
“Sometimes when we ask ourselves what we like to do or what we are passionate about, and the answer is things like sleeping, going shopping, checking Facebook and Instagram, or watching movies. A feeling of even greater confusion is generated in us.
“How am I going to follow my passion and live from it, if what I am passionate about has nothing to do with a business idea or something that allows me to get the money?
“The world is not interested in your passion. He doesn’t care if what you love to do is chew gum or lie down, staring at your cell phone. Those are not passions.
“A passion means that you are doing something with true love, following your intuition and obeying that inner call that drives you to be better.
“You can look for a passion for the work you do, but the truth is that for many, the idea of following their passion does not work. The vast majority of people do not know what they are passionate about, and when they are passionate about something, they do not see how to make it profitable.”
If you are one of those people, then relax. You don’t have to follow your passion.
The people who advise you are those who have found it, and of course, it is not the same for everyone; for some, it is easier to discover their passion than for others. Not all of us develop in the same environment or under the same circumstances.
If the idea of following your passion doesn’t resonate with you, then what comes next interests you.
You are a multi passions
In life, you will not find a passion, but an infinity of them. Following your passion greatly reduces your chances because you can have countless of them, and many with the potential to be profitable.
A person with many passions is the ideal candidate to be an entrepreneur because he can make a perfect mix of each of his passions and strengths and use them to create a business with a peculiar brand attributed to his personality.
If you are a person with many passions, then think of a business idea that allows you to work several of them. For example, if you like administration, jewelry and sports, why not start a business of bracelets with sports designs, made by yourself and apply the administration of your own business.