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8 Rules to Creating “Your Dream Job.” Forget About Retirement. No More Compromising. Commit. Go For It. Never Look Back, Says The Men’s Journal
by Paul B Farrell, JD, PhD
| Discuss | Print | 4/23/2010

“To be totally engaged with all my functions, all my faculties, all my capabilities in life. To me that would be success … You should be looking for the joy, the struggle, and the challenge of work. What you bring forth from your own guts and heart. The happiness of hard work. No amount of money can buy that. Those are things of the spirit;” Jacob Needleman, Money & the Meaning of Life. So “why is it that only a minority of our population love their work?” says Thomas Stanley in The Millionaire Mind. “If you are creative enough to select the ideal vocation, you can win, win big-time. The really brilliant multi-millionaires are those who selected a vocation they love.”

So why do most American compromise their dreams? Why spend a lifetime working at something they don’t love, in desperation, waiting for retirement? Is our obsession with regular savings totally off-base, distracting and misleading? If so, why? Is the relentless drumbeat about “savings” just a broker’s self-interested sales-pitch designed to generate more brokerage fees from your assets.  (More)