"Follow your heart and the money will come."
I hate this saying.
Mostly because I know from experience, mine and that of others, it's not true.
My friend, and popular speaker, Terri Trespicio, did an awesome TEDx talk debunking this saying. (It has been viewed almost 3 million times as of this writing. Watch "Stop Searching for Your Passion" here.)
Then, this morning, while reading David Baker's new book, The Business of Expertise, I came across what is essentially David's own "rewrite" and elaboration on the saying, which makes me hate it a bit less.
I'm a big fan of the brain, because using it is what I think will set each of us apart when the robots come for our jobs. Don't let yours atrophy.
One way to exercise it is by reading -- so check out David Baker's new book here.
P.S. I was interviewed on this topic by Jim Blasingame of the Small Business Advocate too -- listen here.