EP 024 – So Good They Can’t Ignore You

 “In the movies, there’s this idea that you should just go for your dream… but I don’t believe that. Things happen in stages.” -Ira Glass

 

Cal Newport’s So Good They Can’t Ignore You

 

 

 

Have you been stumbling across a few articles lately on why “follow your passion” and “do what you love” is bad advice and will only end up making you miserable? Well if you have, I’m going to guess a lot of this stems from Cal Newport’s book “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.”

He has us acknowledge the very real and scary scenario –

What if following your passion led you astray and doesn’t translate into doing what you love, or just isn’t a viable career path that pays the bills? 

 

Newport makes the case that this passion logic is backward and is causing so many of us to be miserable, searching for this elusive passion that may not exist. He argues the only way to love what you do is to actually just do great work in the first place and work backwards from there.

In this episode, I talk about

*  Taking inventory of your career life

*  Establishing the Craftsman Mindset

*  Acquiring Career Capital and forming a deliberate practice

*  Cashing in and investing your career capital in traits that define great work

*  Navigating your way to find your mission

 

 

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