Originally Posted by spaced_ghost
I also think that's malarkey, to an extent. I know a lot of people who have pursued their life passions as a career, and are extremely happy with it (obviously with a caveat here or there). Although, I don't personally know many who have made a job out of motorcycles or bicycles that feel that way. Perhaps it's endemic to owning a retail business?
It's a lot easier if you aren't betting the farm on it. Most people who grow businesses out of passion start them as hobbies and then get to a point where they have to make a decision whether the day job is necessary or holding them back.