Make sure that whatever you love doing is something other people don’t love to do.

Career advice from Steve Levitt co-author of Freakonomics

“Make sure that whatever you love doing is something other people don’t love to do. The worst thing in the world is to find some kind of job that everybody wants to do – like being a rock star.”

“You have to find something that is idiosyncratically something you love but everyone else despises. So if your dream is to be a garbage man, for instance, you’re guaranteed to have success in life.”

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3 thoughts on “Make sure that whatever you love doing is something other people don’t love to do.

  1. Budi September 15, 2012 / 3:48 pm

    Life is so simple… 🙂

  2. Paul Akpomukai December 14, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    I don’t agree with the last paragraph. I think that the art is in doing things in your own way, doing the thing you love to do in a unique manner. Don’t be a sheep in the herd that is the message, yet don’t be afraid to do things your way.

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