Should I Keep a Job I Hate Just for the Money?

What's better, a job that pays well that you hate, or starting something new that you're passionate about?

Today, during office hours for my course students, Gillan asked a question that I had to not just answer, but clip here for YouTube as well.

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What do you think? Would you stay, or would you try something new?


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16 Responses to Should I Keep a Job I Hate Just for the Money?

  1. HeyArcher October 7, 2021 at 10:32 pm #

    Weird, I was just thinking about that. Haha. Welcome back

    • Louis B October 7, 2021 at 11:02 pm #


    • HeyArcher October 7, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

      @Louis B Bruh

    • Grandma Goodie's Bible Stories October 8, 2021 at 2:07 pm #

      Yo Bro! Hood to see you! #Bruh!

  2. Essential Origami October 7, 2021 at 10:33 pm #

    Such a good title! Thanks for the advice Pat

  3. brandon vaughn October 7, 2021 at 10:59 pm #

    Just remember “nothing is permanent but change.”

    Gillian, it seems the profession you want to choose, may be personal!? Substance abuse must mean Something to you, one way or the other. So I’d agree with pat, you can make all the money in the world and still not have the DeLorean to go back. So follow your heart! You could possibly change somebody’s life forever by choosing substance abuse. You may save lives. My hats off to you. Thats a very tough choice to make, so do what makes you the happiest. We only get 1 life! Make the best of it

    Also look at how you led the question. “I Really want to go back to school.” That clearly states what you want, and you already know it. Your letting guilt from your salary effect your decision. If your family will be fine, then go for it while you know you can!

  4. Louis B October 7, 2021 at 11:02 pm #

    “Might need to …clip that for the ‘YouTubes’…” reminds me of when Pat had the daily webcast and was telling us he would edit ‘this or that’ for the podcast or when he puts it on his YouTube channel!

    • Grandma Goodie's Bible Stories October 8, 2021 at 2:05 pm #

      Hi Louis! Good to see you. What are you up to these days? GG

  5. AyoDen October 7, 2021 at 11:18 pm #

    I love the lesson here, I agree life is too short to do things you hate

  6. Martin Hewlett's Calming Anxiety October 7, 2021 at 11:21 pm #

    “Let Go” (Pat’s book) is pride of place on my book shelf and a guide for my life goal. I am now following my dreams with a brand that would never have existed if it wasn’t for starting a podcast “because of Pat” (A recurring theme now in my home). Now pivoting and growing YouTube on your advice (and its growing) and putting all my focus into the App that supports the podcasts brand.

  7. Present For Myself TV October 8, 2021 at 5:20 am #

    Thanks for providing the insight that allows the decision maker to weigh their options, Pat! Always so on point!

  8. BobbieAnne W October 8, 2021 at 6:49 am #

    Really great thought provoking conversation here. I also think it’s okay to find a middle ground.

    Try going part time for a while. This allows you to still have income, but also test the waters of not being there as often.

  9. Cookie Arnett October 8, 2021 at 7:12 am #

    OMG- your timing is impeccable. I just made a major decision and don’t regret it at all!

  10. Ralf Straaberg October 8, 2021 at 8:13 am #

    Really strong and powerful message Pat. People often underestinamte the value of time and doing what you love compared to the safety of money and a fixed salary. I also REALLY love the shirt – great message

  11. Grandma Goodie's Bible Stories October 8, 2021 at 2:13 pm #

    Thanks for your encouragement, Pat! I just left a very secure job to join my friends on #TeamFlynn in the entrepreneurial adventure. You’ve helped — & are helping— immensely. It’s an exciting jungle of opportunities & threats but I’m making good progress with “Machete Man” in the lead. (Don’t worry, it’s a metaphorical machete.) ~ Connie (AKA GG)

  12. Business With Yulianna October 8, 2021 at 6:48 pm #

    Everyone should do what makes them happy, if you don’t have this opportunity yet _ work for it and create it!

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