Passion Projects & Punch with Linda Ramey-Greiwe

Over drinks at Golden Girl Rum Club, Linda Ramey-Greiwe shared the wisdom she has learned after retiring from her position as publisher of the Springfield News-Leader and following her passion to become the executive director for Care to Learn.

By Jeff Houghton | Illustration By Heather Kane

Sep 2016

Passion Projects & Punch with Linda Ramey-Greiwe

“Find something that you’re passionate about that makes you want to get up and go to work every day. That to me is one of those gut checks, when you wake up and ask yourself, ‘Am I happy about Monday?’”


“I think every job has parts that you like more and parts that you like less, but you just need to be sure that at the end of the day there are more parts that you like than you don’t like.”


“Make yourself a plan with a timeline so you can see how you can get from where you are currently—in a job you’re not as passionate about—to knowing what you want to do and how to get there.”


“It’s easier to enjoy a job that uses your natural skills than one that relies too heavily on a skill set you don’t have.”


“Eighty percent of the time you should be doing things that you’re really good at and then get better at the other 20 percent. Don’t spend 80 percent of your time in a detail-oriented job if you hate detail.”


“If it’s something you care about, you don’t work hard to find it. It’s there; you just have to learn more about it.”


“You have to be responsible, but you also have to know that there is no perfect time to leave your job.” 


“Push yourself; it’s very easy to get comfortable. Taking a risk and doing something you’re passionate about may mean you give up that steady income, and you’re probably going to have fewer Friday night dates, and that’s okay.”

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