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What career should I pursue to make loads o& money but still be happy ?

I would also like to be attending an ivy leag3 collluge

Thank you comment icon Jasmine, you seem to already realize that money doesn't make happiness. Personally, I'm of the belief that a life well lived means that, as possible, one should pursue a career that helps people and/or fulfills one's own creative needs. I personally have never done anything "for the money." Sure, that might deny one big houses and expensive cars and all the exotic vacations one might like. But what's inside you, your values, your sense of fulfillment, your sense of purpose, your sense of harmony... they're worth even more. You don't have to prove anything, except to yourself. Alan Weber
Thank you comment icon Hi Jasmine, When making your career choice, it is important to remember what you love. When you do what you love, it doesn’t feel like work and you’ll always do your best. If you only do it for money, you won’t stay in that position long. LaTonya Dowdell
Thank you comment icon Money does not bring happiness. Only Your heart does. You must find joy within yourself which will translate into any carreer you may choose. Being rich is a mind set. Not something you can touch with your fingers. The poorest on earth money wise are the richest people that ever existed. Think about it. Mark King

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Sagar’s Answer

Hello there! I'm totally convinced that anyone can rake in a substantial amount of money in any field, provided they have the right strategy, commitment, and regularity. However, when it comes to feeling truly happy, it's important to choose a field that you genuinely enjoy working in. Cheers!
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Jacob’s Answer

Finding a career that brings both financial success and personal happiness is a common aspiration. While no career guarantees both, there are paths that can lead to high earning potential and job satisfaction. Here's how to approach this:

1. **Passion and Interests:** Start by considering your passions and interests. What subjects or activities do you genuinely enjoy? Pursuing a career aligned with your interests increases the likelihood of long-term satisfaction.

2. **Skill Assessment:** Identify your strengths and skills. What are you naturally good at? A career that leverages your abilities can lead to success and happiness.

3. **Market Demand:** Research industries and professions with strong earning potential and job opportunities. Fields like technology, healthcare, finance, and engineering often offer high salaries.

4. **Education and Training:** Determine the educational requirements for your chosen field. Many high-paying careers require advanced degrees, so be prepared for the time and financial commitment of higher education.

5. **Ivy League Colleges:** While attending an Ivy League college can provide networking opportunities and prestige, it's essential to consider factors like tuition costs and the competitiveness of admissions. Don't rule out other excellent universities and scholarships that can offer a quality education.

6. **Balance Work and Life:** Prioritize work-life balance. Earning a high income should not come at the expense of your physical and mental health or relationships. Seek careers that offer reasonable working hours.

7. **Entrepreneurship:** Consider entrepreneurship if you have innovative ideas and a strong work ethic. Starting your own business can lead to financial success, but it often involves risks and hard work.

8. **Financial Literacy:** Learn about personal finance and investments. Managing your money wisely, investing, and saving for the future are crucial for achieving financial security and happiness.

9. **Seek Guidance:** Speak with career counselors, mentors, or professionals in your desired field. They can provide valuable insights into career paths and how to succeed in them.

10. **Continuous Learning:** Commit to lifelong learning and skill development. Staying updated in your field can enhance your earning potential and job satisfaction.

11. **Define Your Own Success:** Remember that success is subjective. It's not solely about money; it's also about personal fulfillment, a sense of purpose, and work you're proud of.

12. **Plan and Set Goals:** Create a career plan with clear goals and milestones. Setting achievable objectives can help you track your progress and stay motivated.

Ultimately, the key to finding a career that brings both financial success and happiness is to align your passions, skills, and values with opportunities in the job market. It's also important to remain adaptable and open to new possibilities as your interests and goals evolve over time. Pursuing financial success and happiness in tandem is a lifelong journey, and it's possible to strike a balance that works for you.
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Leonardo’s Answer

Hi Jasmine

Allow me to share this great parragraph from this article

Ikigai, which translates roughly as "reason for being," offers a comprehensive view of life. Finding a balance between one's vocation, purpose, and profession—basically, that which offers joy, satisfies needs, can be paid for, and which the world needs—is encouraged. In turn, this equilibrium promotes lifespan and a more satisfying quality of life. Investigate what you enjoy doing best and what your Ikigai is to lead a life that is more purpose-driven.

The above extract is exactly what so far (and by experience) Tons of money without balance won't lead you far, could even consume you or make you feel miserable (with a full balance in the bank maybe depending in your financial discipline and education) but at the end, compromising your physical and/or mental health which maybe not at all right now but once adulthood comes and the more you get away from you young years, balance is what you figure out ends up to be the most important rather than only money.

You will be discovering a path (either in the Ivy League or not) where you and every single person in life is looking for "Purpose".

Lastly and also in my personal experience, in University, you need two things:

- Networking

The connections you will create, prof referrals by your competencies, mates which highly probable in the future will become your colleagues)

- Know-how

The skillsets required to execute your profession, and how do you pursue it? How passionate and devoted you are to what you are doing? Mainly.... makes you happy as you mention, then if not, how to accommodate or balance to make it enjoyable between your talents, and the tasks you need to execute.

Hope deeply this advice could help you. Feel free to ask or reply at anytime


Leo :)