Anybody following Jobs' advice on work?

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  1. iFan85

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    Another Monday morning and my stomach is churning. When did it become common for people to lay down and accept the 9-5? It's not even 9-5 anymore. More like 7:30-6:30 without overtime pay to show that you're a team player (and to not get the ax).

    Saw these two links on an iphone forum and it inspired me to find what I love to do.

    Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005)

    How to Find What You Love to Do » The Definitive Self Improvement Blog - BrianKim.net

    My question is, is there anybody here who has actually done it like Steve? I would love to live his kind of life. What's it like? How are your Monday mornings? Are you able to pay the bills and save? How did you get over the fear?

    I can't imagine I have to go through 40 more years of this, probably for the rest of the my life considering the way the global economy is going and the dollar losing value to inflation and Bernanke's printing press...
     
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    Love my work. I picked it early, decided I wanted to do it even if I didn't make much money, and I've ended up making more than I ever expected. I never considered doing something I wasn't keen on. If I end up hating my work, I will do something else, even if I have to reduce my lifestyle.
     
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    Guess I started with Job's philosophy when I started college in 1955. I had a great high school chemistry teacher, decided I wanted to do chemistry and got to spend the rest of my college and working life doing just that. Would not change a thing. Now I find that Steve agrees with me :)

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    That's what I'm talking about! Respect! It gives me hope :) Do you mind me asking what you do?
     
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    Lol! Nice. If Steve were here, he would say "Touche".

    Amazing what influence our teachers can have on us eh? I wish I had such a teacher like that in school. Now I understand why teaching is such an honorable profession.
     
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    I don't mind your asking, but I don't talk about my work beyond general stuff on purpose. Usually when people learn what I do, they think it's a cool job. It is, but it's also lots more work and way less glamour than they imagine. It's a perfect fit for me, though.

    It was an easy choice, because I imagined other careers and shuddered. I knew I didn't have it in me to do something I didn't love. What would make me get up and go to work every morning? A paycheck wouldn't be enough. I'd have had to turn to a life of crime, lol.
     
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    Sorry dear.. :( i have no any IDEA at this time but sure i will back again with solution..
     
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    It's worth it. I know two people who are completely different. One is stuck in the 9-5 but makes money but is unhappy. The other does what he loves but makes less money but is way more happier. I think we overestimate how much money will make us happy. We just need enough to survive and save and invest for. That's the problem with this culture. Its too money focused. Isn't that what brought about the whole economic downfall?
     

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