Travels Without Charley
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People: Gina

Gina told me that her husband was a magician. A very good magician.

Turns out that he is also a maths teacher. That's how he makes is money. He really wants to make his living as a magician. Magic is is his passion.

Her husband thinks that maths could be made more interesting to students by using magic. Essentially going to schools and revealing the maths through performance and magic.

Not exactly sure how that would work, but it is a wonderful example of mixing passion with income. Ikigai is a simple guide to how well we are all doing on that score by the way.

I asked her if he had approached any of the schools in the area to let him come in and try out the idea.

No. No he hadn’t. He didn’t think that they would 'go for it'.

"If you don’t ask - how do you know?" I asked.

She looked at me silently and after a long pause said that she would tell him to start asking.

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

Steve Jobs