The answer isn't as simple as "follow your passion." You have bills to pay, experience to gain, and adulting to do. We love the realistic advice in this TEDx Talk by Scott Dinsmore, a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently.
"If you don't know what you're looking for, you're never going to find it."
Scott Dinsmore's mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries and he's distilled the results down to his "Passionate Work Framework" - three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. Read more about his "Live Your Legend Revolution" and check out the career tools available (free to the public) through his online community here!
(Video source: TEDx Talks)