Do the work that makes you happy.
I’ve covered a range of topics during my journalism career, but I’ve come back to my first love — the entertainment business — with a focus on music and up-and-coming acts.
As a lifelong journalist — and sometimes promoter and publicist for charity or a good cause — I have interviewed thousands of people. Cops, movie stars, CEOs, politicians … you name it. And they all have aspects of their jobs that they can’t stand.
In my case, as a reporter-editor who never made a lot of money anyway, I’m doing something I like, and I can tolerate a skinny wallet once in a while.
If anyone were to ask me, I would tell them — as I was told by a wise studio chief who is no longer in the business — “Follow your passion.”
And while that may sound trite and, as they say, “consider the source,” I know that life is too short to be in a job you hate and one that limits your potential.
The world will be a better place when you contribute your talents to society.
And not only that, you might even be happy.