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Six Career Lessons You Can Learn From Reality TV About Doing What You Love

This is an oldie, but a conversation with a client this past week at our annual training and networking conference convinced me to re-blog it!

The Campus Career Coach

I have a confession to make . I am a bit of a Reality TV junkie!

No, not the Survivor, Big Brother, Bachelor/Bachelorette kind of mind-numbing Reality TV shows that defy rational explanation.  I mean shows like Deadliest CatchSwamp PeopleDirty JobsIce Road Truckers, and other reality-based programs the feature real-life people doing what they love and working in environments they find rewarding.

Reality TV is important because it teaches some really important lessons about our pursuit of careers that will make us happy! And, that’s what it’s all about, right? Do what you love and you’ll never “work” a day in your life, as the saying goes.

Think about it, have you seen a Reality TV program about careers that features people who really hate their jobs?  Nope! Who would want to watch a show, week after week, that focused on real-life people who hate their real-life…

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