Summary of The Myths and Realities of 'Doing What You Love'

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Is it possible to turn your passion into a career? In this article, Trent Hamm argues that, yes, it is possible – but it’s not easy: You will still have to work hard, and some parts of your job will always be tedious. Hamm, who founded the personal finance site The Simple Dollar, shares his own experience merging passion and a career and offers insights about the joys and difficulties involved in pursuing your personal dream job. getAbstract recommends his sober perspective and helpful advice if you are toying with the idea of turning your passion into your career.


About the Author

Trent Hamm is the founder of and a contributor to The Simple Dollar, which provides resources and tools to make informed financial decisions.



Many people wonder which criteria should determine their career choices: Should one’s passion or financial success be the determining factor?

If you want to turn your passion into a career, bear in mind that finding or creating your dream job requires a great deal of perseverance and creativity. Usually those jobs that combine self-rewarding tasks with a worthwhile salary have “a very high-skill threshold” and, in many cases, self-employment will be your only option. Then, of course, you need...

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