Follow your passion. But…

We Need To Rethink Encouraging Our Kids To "Follow Your Passion"

We want to follow our passion through our jobs.
My passion is not your passion. It’s an individual unique feature. And passion changes and evolves with our age.
How can an organization cater for this ever changing needs of each and every individual? Organisations simply can’t do that. Not even Google.
So then how can you follow your passion?

Job is there to make you safe and sound. To give you some worth and financial safety.

Develop your passion beyond your job. Don’t expect your passion to be filled with in your job. Especially in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous times like this. That is a steep ask, an impossible one.

Find your passion in your own time. Make time for it.
(Cut time from social media scrolling, binging TV series, games, anything that is an addiction in your life).

Not having time for your passion is a lie we tell our selves over and over.
The excitement and energy generated through spending time on your passion trickles in to work and family. Vice versa.
That’s a good deal.

3 shifts to future proof yourself

It’s happening all around us. Jobs are vanishing. Yet many jobs are created fresh in new areas we have not heard before.
Advancing yourself with in an organisation as a ladder is not sustainable. Not desirable by employees as well.

Skills will not make you safe.

1) Mindset
The correct mindset will supersede your existing skill set. If you think your skills are static and you only have this much of strengths, you need to have a new mindset. Only the mindset fixed on curiosity and wanting to ride the new changes will upgrade them selves frequently. Like it or not, everybody out there is now required to act like a businessman. Even when you work inside an organisation.

2) Education
Anything you want to learn is available here and now, on your mobile phone. What is missing ? Your attention.

3) Collaboration
You might have thousands of connections in your social media accounts. You might be going to networking events. Who will succeed are not necessarily the ones who have huge number of connections. The one who create meaningful actual collaborations starting with few people will thrive. The best marketing is the referral from a satisfied customer.