Passion Does Not Guarantee Success

Published in the Daily CalifornianAshley Stahl

Generation Y (born roughly between 1980 and 2000) is the most educated and innovative generation in United States history; it is also the most unemployed, depressed and in debt. The media refers to Gen Y as narcissistic, lazy and entitled, but the reality is we have been sorely misled. This generation was raised with the belief that “finding your passion” is necessary to a happy career. Unfortunately, this mission distracts millennials from a more significant journey: finding who you are. At TEDxBerkeley on Feb. 8, I shared three key questions that empower millennials to unlock their authentic career: What am I good at? What do people tell me I’m good at? What’s holding me back? These three questions guide my practice as a career coach … Read More