How to find and do work you love | Scott Dinsmore | TEDxGoldenGatePark 2D

Scott Dinsmore’s mission is to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. He is a career change strategist whose demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched his quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. His research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. Scott distilled the results down to his Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, that all happen to be completely within our control. He makes his career tools available free to the public through his community at

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20 comments

  1. What if I’ve dug too deep into a career path? I’ve spent so much time going in one direction because I thought I liked it, now I’m not so sure, this eill be my 6th year getting into it

  2. In honor of Scott’s passing it’s my hope that we can carry his “torch” forward as we step into the unknown with like-minded people.

  3. I needed to hear this Ted Talk so badly. I’m graduating from college soon, and I have so many possible ways I could pursue my future career. I’ve always wanted to follow my passion, but it’s a scary thing to do if everyone around you has a completely different mindset.

    Grateful for this wake up call!

  4. im just okay at everything but dont excell or find joy in anything so idk wtf i want to do AT ALL.

  5. Just loved your talk . Doing the impossible . mission passion. Great . THANK YOU, BLESS YOU PROVE PEOPLE WRONG. All your dreams come true.

  6. Man it’s sad. I just watched your Ted Talk and googled your name. Life is surprisingly weird. I bet you didn’t believe that you are going to die on the day you were climbing mount Kilimanjaro! But I am happy for you cause you had the courage to live the life you always wanted to. The fact that you encourage others to do so is highly respectful. I wish I had the guts to do the same thing. like most of us I don’t know what I am passionate about and I don’t have much skills to do the things I want to do. I have no idea what my life is going to look like in 10 years. it’s complete mess right now. Wish I could change it. Wish I could be the change I want to see in the world.
    Rest in peace. I know you are happy 🙂

  7. Actually I have a question: What if you can’t do what you want because the people hiring you don’t want you? “Not enough experience” is often the case in jobs but how to get experience when you are not offered a job in the first place? This is the reality. The economy doesn’t allow for the things that we want to do if we want to pay our bills on time.

  8. This is a nice warm and fuzzy presentation, but in this time of pandemic and severe recession, aren’t these ideas just a little too pie-in-the-sky? I think for the commoner like me, we are just trying to survive. Just trying to find any job is already a seemingly insurmountable task, let alone finding work I love.

  9. What if u just want to be free and inspire others and comfort them through your pain and experiences.

  10. What is the work you can’t not do? What he meant to say with this? Can anyone explain

  11. Passion produces both money and happiness, money will neither produce happiness or passion.

  12. Last night I was told to give up my dreams. But I think that was bad advice it hurt because it was from a parent. They where so focused on the job I have paying well they did not think about I could live a life I hate going to work in. I made a mistake by going after a secure job and kept saying I will get to the thing I want later. Just go after what you want.

  13. Sounds nice, but it’s just a dream for most, and a possibility only for the privileged. Scott is clearly upper class, and as such does not have to face the reality that the lower classes face, which is the drudgery of socially necessary labor that produces the things Scott relies on daily: farming, factory production, delivery, transportation. His inspirations are ungrounded by a self-centered virtuousness, typical of a left-wing intellectual and the bourgeoisie.

  14. I wasn’t actually expecting my profit from Austin today.too good to be true but I just earn from Austin platform.

  15. So how do you find the work you love again? This was a bunch of vague/dreamy words that anyone could say… Might be a little helpful to elementary school kids. RIP to this guy though.

  16. The maniacal loss inexplicably phone because stage acromegaly mark sans a limping shake. spectacular, bent grandson