Ep 7: Is Passion Enough?

Feb 28, 2023

Hello my friends! For today’s episode, I will be talking about finding the balance between passions and paychecks, the sustainability of passion, and transitioning between careers. I will also get into the challenges that we face when following our passions alone, the passion tax, and I answer some listener questions.

Let’s delve in!


In this Episode You’ll Learn:

  • [01:24] The current shift towards following our passions.
  • [02:30] Should we prioritize passions at work?
  • [03:48] Is passion sustainable?
  • [04:45] Transitioning careers.
  • [06:43] The implications for our sense of self.
  • [07:32] The passion tax.
  • [08:40] Swap passion for purpose.
  • [10:11] Passion diversity outside of work.
  • [11:06] Check our mindsets.
  • [12:16] “I’ve just exited from my company, so I don’t need to make money. Can I focus on passion alone?”
  • [13:05] “What’s the difference between passion and purpose?”
  • [14:50] “How do you know which passions to keep as a hobby and which ones you could potentially build a career around?”



  • “Following your passions can be challenging and they can have us incur significant financial risk.” [03:10]
  • “I don’t believe that passion alone gets all of us to where we want to go.” [08:35]
  • “When we make work our only source of passion, we end up living one-dimensionally.” [10:56]



The Trouble with Passion, by Erin Cech


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