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Career Advice from Mike Rowe

Added on by Sam Davidson.

Dirty Jobs is one of my favorite TV shows ever. But even if it weren't, this career advice from host Mike Rowe is some of the best I've heard related to work and happiness. Soak it in:

Stop looking for the “right” career, and start looking for a job. Any job. Forget about what you like. Focus on what’s available. Get yourself hired. Show up early. Stay late. Volunteer for the scut work. Become indispensable. You can always quit later, and be no worse off than you are today. But don’t waste another year looking for a career that doesn’t exist. And most of all, stop worrying about your happiness. Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.

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