• Career Pivots + Second Acts,  Money + Work

    Should your passion be a hobby or career? There’s always an option C. 

    Recently a coaching client of mine was having a hard time deciding whether to keep her job — a low-paying, low-opportunity position in her dream industry — or leave it all behind and try to launch a career as a screenwriter. Well into her 30s, with financial obligations that were making her minuscule paychecks unsustainable — but the idea of chucking it all and starting from scratch even scarier — she worried that she was running out of choices and time to turn her dream into a career. As we talked, I pointed out that her natural work ethic and eagerness to please makes her an ideal employee — and that can be both a blessing and a curse. She’d…