438. Fri-Date: Why a Boring Business Could Be the Quickest Route to Your Dream Life

Apr 22, 2022 | Fridate, Podcast

Everybody wants to build a business these days. And when you think about starting a business, what’s the first thing everyone says?  “Follow your passion. Do what you love.” As someone who does just that, it’s hard for me to scoff at the advice. It does work for some people. 

But what if you don’t actually feel all that passionate about anything, or you don’t see a path to making that thing profitable? That’s where boring businesses come in. Stay with me here.

Building or buying a cheap, profitable, low-maintenance business can be a great way to reach your financial goals so that you can live the life you want without having to turn the thing you love most into a job. Today, we talk about when a boring business might be right for you, how to go about it, and when it’s time to draw a line between efficiency and living your best life.

In This Conversation We Cover:

  • [04:14] Why we’re talking about boring businesses
  • [06:38] Whether or not you should turn your passion into a business
  • [11:36] Using boring businesses to support your lifestyle
  • [16:55] Putting efficiency ahead of fulfillment



Work Hard Play Hard is produced and published by Crate Media.

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About Us

Ciao! We’re Rob & Kim. Over the past two-decades we’ve lived by one motto, “Excuses are over. it’s time to live!”

In August of 2021, we put our motto to the test, sold everything and moved our family to Italy.