When Jason and I interviewed Cal Newport on the ThriveCast, he called BS on following your passion.
Everybody’s been told – and most people believe – that you first find your passion, and then you find a way to make money pursuing that passion.
And we buy it, even though the logic’s clearly flawed: I love napping. Always have. Everybody loves a good nap. Some people love napping so much it could be classified as a passion. Despite all that napping passion there are no professional mattress critics. Only semi-pro. And you can’t put the kids through college on a one-time $1600 semi-pro mattress critic stipend. Read more