Frank is our host for the Truthful Tuesday Q&A. You can find out more here.The Questions
The old adage says, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Today’s questions stem from this bromide. Don’t worry if you aren’t currently working. The questions can easily be answered, and are likely better answered from a reflective standpoint.
- Do you now or have you ever been employed doing what you love?
- Do you agree with this saying or is it a bunch of poppycock, and why?
I have always been a number cruncher so anything with numbers works for me.
As a kid, I made money boxes out of LEGO so it will come as no surprise that I have over 20 years banking experience under my belt.
My final job with the American Bank was as an analyst, and my boast of give me a list of figures and I’d balance it twenty different ways held true here. There was one quarterly report that consisted of nearly 40 columns, which was exactly that, balancing the accounts in different ways. I loved it!! Damn redundancy!!
As for the saying being a load of poppycock, that depends. Whilst we might enjoy what we do, it’s a bonus if we actually get paid for it.
In a different way, I remember my piano tutor telling my father that he couldn’t teach me to play. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to learn, just that after 2 years he’d cottoned on to why I asked him to play my new piece first. You see, I played what I heard, not what was written, and he said that if I was forced to learn, it could destroy the love for my natural gift, as I would grow to hate it, and probably never play at all.