How One Man Navigated His Ever-Evolving Career Passions
A recent podcast, The Perils of Following Your Career Passion,” by Adam Grant, compelled this post. One of many takeaways is the idea of developing your passion versus following it, and his insight that “passion is a consequence of effort, not just a cause.”
As a result, I was inspired to illustrate my learnings via the storied career of my husband, Robert Poindexter, whose chapters are replete with grit, determination and resourcefulness.
Self-directed, with an appetite for cars, boats and communication, he proves that openness to learning and growing your passions can net you a satisfying and successful career.
Glassdoor: Would you describe your career path? Is it self-directed? Did you have a vision for your future professional self? If so, what was it?
Robert Poindexter: I would describe my “career path” as more of a “career maze,” actually. It has definitely been self-directed…. Read More