Earlier today I was contemplating writing a post about 3 keys to a satisfying career:
Identify your talents.
Develop your talents.
Figure out what the world needs and how to use your talents to make a contribution.
Notice that none of these keys have to do with following your bliss or having passion for your work. That's because bliss and passion are personal and I believe that the world does not owe us a living for pleasing ourselves.
I LOVE this video. It's about 20 minutes long and completely worth it. Mike Rowe talks about how that America has devalued much of the labor that keeps this country going and in so doing disrespects a huge portion of our workforce. More importantly, he explains the potentially devastating long-term results of this social shift in how work is perceived and encourages us to get back to our roots and not to fear "real work." He delivers a great message succinctly and with humor. Check it out here.