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Do what you love or Love what you do?

Ever feel like the only people who tout doing what you love are the ones who have jobs that seem unreal or unattainable to everyday people? I would love to be a taste tester for The Great British Bake Off. Since I haven't gotten that call yet, what's left? I have been a grocery store bagger, a carpet cleaner, a pharmacy technician, an educator and a coach - among a myriad of other things. And let me tell you, cleaning carpets during the summer months in Arizona is some sweaty, stinky work. I certainly would never say I was "doing what I love" that summer. And yet, when I look back on even my most gnarly jobs - shoveling horse poop - There are things that I could have loved about them. Now don't get me wrong, at the time, I was not in love with what I was doing. But I could have been!


A 2015 Forbes article lays out the difference between doing what you love and loving what you do. And the bottom line might be a little surprising: It isn't really about you.


If you are feeling "disengaged, dissatisfied, and frustrated at work" - coaching might be able to help you shine a light on how you can love what you do or uncover what you need in order to love what you do.

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