Should You Do What You Love as a Career?

What is the reason for having a career that you enjoy (or “love”)? And, what can you do action-wise to change the trajectory of your career satisfaction/life fulfillment? That’s what the ProductivityCast team tackles on this cast! Enjoy! (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.) Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening! If you’d like to continue discussing should you do what you love as a career from this episode, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post). In this Cast Ray Sidney-Smith Augusto Pinaud Francis Wade Show Notes | Should You Do What You Love as a Career? Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context. Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood by Marsha Sinetar How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation
Dr. MLK’s ‘Street Sweeper’ Speech at Philadelphia School October 26, 1967 On job crafting, Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want You can use data to boost your career. Here’s how. | Neil Irwin | Big Think Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, PhD Mindset – Productivity Book Group Do What You Love — And Watch Your Productivity Suffer 4 Concrete Steps to Take to Love Your Job Again (Backed By Science) Reasons to Do What You Love for a Living 5 strategies to move toward a career you love How to love your job even when you hate your job Don’t “follow your passion” Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want Source/Credit: The Reasons We Work Source/Credit: Ikigai – Japanese concept to enhance work, life & sense of worth Raw Text Transcript | Should You Do What You Love as a Career? Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio). Read More Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you’ve come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17 And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I’m Ray Sidney-Smith. Francis Wade 0:20I’m Francis Wade. Augusto Pinaud 0:22 I am Augusto Pinaud. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:24Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode of ProductivityCast. In this cast, what we’re going to be doing today is having a little bit of a debate, as we do every week. But today, we’re gonna be kind of debating the the notion of, should you do what you love as a career, and, and having a bit of a discussion around this notion of, you know, career satisfaction, career fulfillment, and productivity, there is a there is a, an overlap there, if you have like the Venn diagram of career satisfaction and productivity and, and that space there, we’re going to really dive into that sliver. For us. This topic was developed by Francis. So Francis, what made you think of this topic, and what what brought it to mind, Francis Wade 1:16something I read that pointed out that people who do what they love, especially in the nonprofit sector, can often result in burnout or end up in burnout. And it’s because they, they love what they do so much that they end up tipping their work life balance, or work life integration in a way that’s not fruitful.