A collection of anecdotes by individuals, just like us, doing what they love
Actor, educationist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, chef, media consultant, writer — Dr. Bennett McClellan has explored various professions and the one thing that underscores all of his work is a sense of curiosity, driven by the same thing which is, “Hey, this is interesting”.
Starting from his early days in bio-chemistry, Dr. McClellan has chosen to do a lot of things simply because he’s interested. This is what has created his ‘artistic life’— one with experiences and opportunities chosen by the one living it—and therefore a happier and more productive life, he says.
In today’s ‘gig’ economy, the people that he thinks will be at a disadvantage are those who expect jobs and expect life to be set out for them for the next five years. Those who are prepared to learn quickly and who are excited and passionate about applying their skills are going to be much better off in some ways. Dr. McClellan counts himself in the latter batch.
His advice to those skeptical about pursuing their creative interests—there’s far more ‘job security’ in doing something you’re excited about because you’re going get good at it, you’re going to learn, you’re going to find other people that do it and you’re going to connect with the organizations that can use you. That’s what passion needs you to do.
Find out how he's been saying “yes” through his professional career in the interview above.
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