I really like this framework for doing things that you love:
– LIST EVERYTHING you were passionate about from ages 7–20. These aren’t your “true passions”.
That’s a made up phrase. These were simply the things you loved doing as a kid.
– COMBINE THEM. If you loved computers and movies, maybe you will write stories for virtual reality experiences.
If you loved art and being a reporter, call up all of your favorite artists and do a podcast.
– AGE THEM. If you loved games, what do adults who are into games do for money (they make them, they blog about them, they review them, they invest in stocks, they advise investors on startups for games, they use games to improve brain health, and yes, they have fun still playing games).
– FUTURE THEM. If you loved electrical engineering and fast cars, I just saw a help-wanted ad for a “self driving car engineer”.
How can you see the future? You can’t. But that’s what writing down ten ideas a day helps.