Dan Schawbel is with Millennial Branding and here is his story.
I put the most energy into projects that I believe will have the largest impact on both my business and society. Any additional projects outside of those are solely to fund my ability to better executive the more meaningful projects. Life is too short to do meaningless work. I believe that more and more people are doing jobs they had to, to fund projects they love – a trend that is picking up especially among young people. Many projects, such as books, magazines, articles, and blog posts, don’t amount to millions of dollars, but impact how people live their lives. I tend to think that work matters when people are affected by it in that they make changes to their lives to improve them.