It’s insufficient advice alone.
DON’T ‘do what you love’
- If you need to make rent and doing what you love is painting on the day the bills are due
- If you want to be a darts player and you’re blind
- If you want to start a technology company but don’t have an email account
- If you spent 25 years trying to sing in pubs, karaoke nights, got nowhere and still have aspirations to be the next Dolly Parton/Susan Boyle
If you are prepared to educate yourself WHILST doing what you love – or before you start.
Most people want to:
- Become a famous musician
- Without understanding marketing
- Want to build a business
- Without reading some best-selling business books/taking a coding course/getting advice from business owners
- Get famous on Instagram
- Without figuring out how others have done it
If you want to ‘Do what you love’ – than it’s amazing advice with this caveat:
DO WHAT YOU LOVE YOUNG MAN; BUT REMEMBER – WHATEVER YOU DO – THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE DOG WORK.
If you can do the boring stuff day in day out
- rehearse when no one is watching
- sing in shitty little pubs
- read book after book on entrepreneurship
- learn how to market, upsell, create sales funnels, do your own accounts
- any of the above or otherwise the ‘unsexy stuff’
Then the exciting stuff will follow.