Pursuing Passion Can Pay Off


I have been looking through old blog posts from my site My Name Is Not Matt to see which ones I'll repost here. I knew there was a video by Gary Vaynerchuk in a 2009 post that I wanted to carry over. It's something that resonated with me at the time it came out because I was trying to figure out how to do more with my photography and wondered frequently if I should go pro and do photography a full-time. (It's funny how this seed was planted nine years ago.) Given my decision to leave my job and take time to tune into my "thing," a few people have expressed concerns about me giving up salary. I have never been driven by a salary figure, but do believe in receiving fare compensation for whatever it is I do or provide. I wasn't thinking about Gary's video when I made the decision to leave my job, nor I am all that focused on making more money than I do in the job I left. That said...what Gary talks about in this video is food for thought.