Why I Choose Passion Over Salary

Have you ever gotten to that point in your life where you realize that the things that really matter the most have nothing to do with money? I'm there.

I always tell everyone that I grew up in the not-so-best family. Before now, I always thought it was partially because we didn't live in a big fancy house or drive a Cadillac like the majority of my friends' families. If we had money, we would be happier, right? I used to envy my friends and always want what they had. They were "perfect" with their perfect little families in their perfect little houses and everything was just, well, perfect. Right? Wrong.

I visited my friends' houses quite frequently because they just always had all the "good" stuff - the televisions, the nice vacation homes, the cars, the pool, the parties, etc. You name it, they had it. And, it was fun. I didn't have to be at home, and I had all this stuff to do that helped me escape my own reality.

But, now, after having "grown up", I'm realizing that they really didn't have much. So, I began thinking about when it's my turn to go, what do I want people to remember about me? My answer certainly isn't how big my house is or what car I drove. So, from there, I've learned that my passion far out shines my salary.

I want to create a legacy. I want to be remembered for the way I treated others and for the way others speak about me. I want others to know that I'm always willing to help. I want to help others grow personally, mentally, emotionally. I want my children to know without a doubt that I love them so very much. I want to be present in my children's lives. I want to be present physically and mentally. I want to share my experiences with others, so that they can learn and mold themselves in to the best people they can be. I want to help people overcome their obstacles, and I want to share in their joy when they reach the finish line. I want to be a part of everyone's smiles, tears and laughter. I want to be the reason people keep pushing towards their dreams. I want to create genuine connections with people.

And, I want to do all of this without spending a single cent. At the end of it all, do you really want to just be remembered as the lonely old rich lady down the street whose children hardly ever come visit? I know I don't.


Laura Schneider, CAP is an Administrative Mastermind, who teams up with small business owners and solopreneurs to take care of all their “desk work” so they can focus on the parts of their business that LIGHT THEM UP. She's the administrative ying to their entrepreneurial yang.

She adores anything from social media, event coordination to client experience training and proof/editing material.

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