Do what you love and the money will follow? That’s been true for me in my life. And within reason, at least, it might be for you, too. Watch the video. Let Guy Kawasaki explain. (And if you don’t see that here, then click here to go to the source.)
This three-minute reminder from Kawasaki is what we baby boomers would call “an oldie but goodie.” I found it over the weekend on Stanford’s eCorner entrepreneurship video site–which is an excellent resource. It’s a collection of talks, broken conveniently into segments like this one. It’s from 1993 and, despite recession and a lot of changes, it’s holding up just fine to the ravages of time. It’s as valid today as it was then.
I do have that one reservation, however. I hope it’s obvious. If you take this idea too literally, and do what you love without any regard for what other people will pay for, then it doesn’t work. You need empathy and common sense. Love skiing? Teach it, make gear, do a store, build a website, do something related that people will pay for. Does that make sense?