How do you balance job security vs. passion?

Steve Skojec ‏ @SteveSkojec How do you balance job security vs. passion? Being bored/procrastinating means move on, but there are bills to pay!
ANSWER:

I had a job that I was bored with. I couldn’t take it. But I couldn’t leave. I had bills to pay.

So I started a business on the side. I did that by taking the skills of my job and at night applying them to other companies.

I also started having more fun at my job because my side gigs were giving me a lot more knowledge.

So I would get more responsibilities at my job until I felt like I was running two companies: the new company on the side plus managing all my employees at my current job.

Every day network with new people. Every day come up with ideas and give them to people for free. Every day come up with ideas that can make your job better.

Don’t waste time gossiping at work. That’s very bad. Don’t waste time at the water cooler. Work hard coming up with ideas and that will crowd out the boredom over time.

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