"Do what you love and the money will follow," they say.
"Find your bliss and just do that for a living," they say.
They make it sound so simple.
I wonder how many of them actually work as if it's play with any consistency?
I consider myself fortunate to have several creative, strategic and entrepreneurial interests and paid work that often infuses those interests.
I mean, not everyday does work feel like play. In fact, most days it's just a grind. But the small victories, and larger victories over time, really do make it worth the effort.
However, I do get to be creative everyday, I do get to be strategic everyday and my mindset is always entrepreneurial, so I have that going for me.
So, even though I don't make my entire living as singer/songwriter, I do have the good fortune of having periodic paid performances.
And, I also have the good fortune of being gainfully employed where I can use my writing and graphic design skills strategically toward real business outcomes, which is appealing to me.
Plus, I have a great newsletter following that helps create community for me and others like me who subscribe, which brings those fun, thought-provoking aspects of what I do, and what all my subscribers do, to one another in a way that resonates in our lives.
All this is to say, that while I don't have one profession that simply and easily encapsulates my 'doing what I love for a living,' I'm making a good living and infusing what I love into the work I do, consistently.
This is, perhaps, a more realistic approach anyway.
This Month, in May, if you find yourself in Verona, WI or Wales, WI come check out one of my music performances:
Feel free to check out some free streaming/downloadable music at NickVmusic.net
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