Event: TEDWomen 2019
Speaker: Noeline Kirabo
Bio: Self-educated her way out of the slums of Kampala, Uganda. Now she helps vulnerable youth gain skills to turn their passions into profitable businesses
Some people say that before loudly telling the world that your PASSION is more important than MONEY, you must have amassed huge amounts of wealth. Though, the irony is that it might be too late. From the talk:
And here I was as a 30-year-old, talking about finding my passion and turning it into a career. Literally, people told me, “You don’t talk about passion until you’ve made enough money — (Laughter) or at least until you’re ready to retire.”
We are a money-focused society. Money is oxygen. Money is God. It is still foolish to “Do What You Love” and risk having much less money. The speaker disagrees:
“…the thing about living is that you never have to retire or to resign.”
Compelling, I would say. How can you NOT at least genuitely attempt to LIVE FULLY? OK, I know the answer too. It is scary. It is EASIER to be a factory-worker or a factory-owner. It may not seem easy to look inside – because first you have to cross the tunnel of darkness before you can see light.
Final word to the Speaker:
“The thing about looking inward is that it can be scary, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. But the truth is you never truly start living until you learn to live from the inside out.”
Enjoy her practical tips and examples to give fire to your passion – is never ever TOO LATE!
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