The Cold Hard Facts!

March 1, 2013

Hey blogosphere, Sasha here, ready to share this week’s playlist. And this time around, we’re keepin’ it real. Not that we’ve been fooling you this whole time, but the truth is: while we like to inspire you guys, we don’t want to hide the fact that following your passion can be tough. It’s not all fairy dust and unicorns.


As magazine editor Debbie Stoller puts it, following a passion may not always pay the rent at first. You might have to take that not-so-glamorous side job for a while in order to stay afloat. It may take some time to develop those skills that will drive your passion in the future. Even successful comic book artist and entrepreneur Todd McFarlane had to work unfulfilling jobs and sketch his late night creations late at night before creating “Spawn.” Oh, and did you know that comedian Wanda Sykes was booed off stage when she first started out?


Yep, it took grit and self-belief, but the Leaders on this week’s playlist didn’t give up, even when things got tough. So let’s hear from some resilient Leaders who stuck to their guns, followed their hearts, and found success—even when the road got bumpy.


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