Has anyone ever encouraged you to follow your passion? This could be the worst career advice you ever receive, says television host Mike Rowe – and he should know: Rowe squandered several years in futile pursuit of an impossible dream. Nowadays, his TV shows spotlight individuals who made their success in unlikely or unusual ways. getAbstract recommends Rowe’s blunt advice to all dreamers whose delusions endanger their careers.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why following your passion is inadvisable,
- Why you should follow opportunities instead and
- What role passion should play in your life.
About the Speaker
Mike Rowe is the host of the TV shows Dirty Jobs and Somebody’s Gotta Do It, which spotlight unusual or unpleasant careers. He has become an unofficial spokesperson for workers.
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