I recently had a wonderful conversation with Sid O’Neill about work and choice and a few other things. We talked a bit about the possibilities and consequences of following your passion instead of working at a regular job. Sid and I have both done freelance work and worked regular jobs in a variety of companies, so we’ve lived both sides of the debate.
This all started when Harry tweeted about Garrick’s cartoon and conversations broke out on Twitter and on App.net. Everybody seemed to have an opinion, but some important considerations were overlooked. Does “stop punching the clock” mean you should up and quit your job? What do you really need for a full life? Is freelance work really all that freeing?
Download the episode to see if you agree, then tell us your thoughts.
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