I stumbled across David Kanigan’s blog “Lead Learn Live” this morning and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read more posts over the next few days. One caught my attention in particular – “Do What You Love”. It is a real eye opener for those trying to find their way with respect to their career. I strongly recommend that you take a few minutes this weekend to immerse yourself in the message. Thanks David!
We’ve all either given or received the career advice: “Follow your dreams.” “Do what you love.” “Love what you do.”
Recently, there have been an increasing number of counterarguments making the case that if we were all going to “do what we love,” we’d starve doing it.
I came across a 2006 post by Paul Graham: “How To Do What You Love” that offers what may be the best thought-leadership on the subject that I have read.
Graham is an essayist, programmer, and investor. In 1995, he co-developed the first web-based application, Viaweb, which was acquired by Yahoo in 1998. He has an AB from Cornell and a PhD in Computer Science from Harvard, and studied painting at RISD and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Graham’s blog is one of the most followed in the blogosphere.
It is an essay (longish for those of us with…
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Posted on April 21, 2012, in Career, Sales, Success and tagged Do What You Love, Leadership, Management, Philosophy, Profession, Psychology, Work. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Hi Tim, Like you I found David a week or so ago and have been mesmerized by the honesty, intensity, and practicality of his posts…in fact I’ve got a comment on one of his posts, awaiting moderation to see if a bunch of us can go with him to Spain to do the “El Camino de Santiago” as touched on by the film The Way…I’m sure we can count you in as well…
Stephen… I have been to Spain once, and would love to go again! Let me know the details 🙂 David does have an incredible blog for sure! Enjoy your week, and stay in touch…
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