I Love My Job
Stephen Starr, Ryan Howard, Quinta Brunson and 13 more highly successful Philadelphians open up about why they love what they do.
We’ve all heard the saying: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Honestly, that’s a load of crap. In today’s economy, it’s more like this: “If you love what you do, you’ll still have to bust your tail, but you won’t mind so much, and ultimately, it’ll all feel worth it.” With this in mind, we asked 16 very successful Philadelphians about what keeps them focused, driven, and in love with the work.
Edited by Fabiola Cineas and Brian Howard
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Published as “I Love My Job” in the November 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.