Building A Satisfying Career with Mark Villareal

Mark Villareal


‘Do what you love and you never have to work a day in your life.’

I tried to find the original source of this advice, but it has been repeated by so many people and so many times that even Google was stumped. 

I have often found myself caught in the trending debate about what should guide our career decision. Do we go after our passion and live our truth (as we see it, that is!) or we go the practical route and follow whatever path is most likely to bring us social and monetary success.

I have chosen to use my passion to guide my career, but I did that only after I had acquires a Master’s degree in Economics from a top notch institute. I also worked in marketing, finance, and communications before I finally, giving into my innermost desires to write and help people, full time. 

Let’s face it, passion is not always accompanied by talent which I believe has to be nurtured and developed, you’ve to put in your 10,000 hours. Passion also doesn’t guarantee success even if you’re good at what you do. Does it mean that we should choose something that we’re actually good at, or should our decision be guided by something else entirely, maybe whatever pays the best? After all, we’ve all bills to pay, and some of us have other responsibilities that make certain choices impossible. 

I think, Passion, purpose, skill, practicality, all of these elements influence the career path we choose for ourselves, but which factor should be prioritised over the other – that’s what we are going to find out today with our guest, Mark Villarreal.

About the guest-

Mark Villareal is a business coach, consultant, and a 3-time International-Best Selling Author with 8 published books with his most recent release A Script For Aspiring Women Leaders: 5 Keys To Success.

Mark has  spent 35-years in Corporate America with 21-years at the C-Level reporting to the CEO or President. He’s passionate about leadership and soft skills, in addition to helping individuals develop for long-term success. He has shared his wisdom on several platform and today, during our conversation, he’s going to help you decide how best to choose the right career path and once you’re where you think you want to be, how best to cultivate that position, build on it, and make an impact in your chosen field.

Shownotes -

  • How to choose the right career path
  • Finding your passion
  • How your skills can guide you to your purpose and help you successfully pursue your passion 
  • How to assess  yourself 
  • The role accountability partners can play in our growth, and how to choose the right accountability partner
  • Busting some myths about the millennials and their work ethics
  • When the 9-5 monotony is getting to you, how to re-evaluate things before making a big change
  • How Mark helps people be the best versions of themselves

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