Quit Looking for a Job

Peter Bregman says that the answer could be right in front of you:

A friend of mine, a senior leader in a pharmaceutical company, spends all her spare time doing yoga, taking classes in comparative religions, reading about spirituality, speaking with others about their beliefs. Just talking about it energizes her.

Which is not how she feels about her day job.

“Why don’t you leave your job and do something with this full time?” I asked her.

“I’ve thought about it. But I could never make the kind of money I make now.”

She might be right. But the question isn’t whether she could make as much money. Even if she stays in her job she’s unlikely to do that in this economy.

The question is far broader and more interesting. What would her life look like — in every dimension she values — if she decided to pursue her passion full time?

It’s a great question.


  • Moxie

    March 16, 2009
    at 4:38 pm

    This is a timely post for me. I’ve been contemplating this very thing myself today! Definitely interesting.