A big part of being in the life coaching profession is dealing with comments about what a joke it is. I suppose we’re still educating folks on that and certainly there are some in our profession — as in all lines of work — who give all of us a bad name. But sometimes the criticism is worth stopping and taking a look, especially when it comes from people respected for their own work who are in a position to influence and inspire.

When my friend sent me an article from an HR website with the headline “Here’s Why ‘Following Your Passion’ Is Simply for Suckers” I knew it would be kind of trippy to read. But I’m glad I did because, in between the dismissiveness of any other viewpoint, it brought out a really good point.

Today’s Game Plan with a nod to Tim Sackett and Mark Cuban: Following Your Passion Is for Suckers? No Way