I’m one lucky dude. Recently, I have been spending my “work” time on stuff that I love to do – that I am passionate about. These activities include writing and interviewing rockstars for my book, advising startups for equity and providing big-change consulting services to small and medium sized companies. My compensation for these ranges from zero to plenty. The most interesting (an 11 on a scale of 1-10) of these projects, frankly, is the one that actually costs me money to do. I love the companies I advise and the clients that I have and I’m able to provide tons of value in short periods of time and I rate these projects as “10″ on a scale of 1-10, but, interviewing super smart people to learn about what makes them tick really gets me fired up. It’s a gift to be able to spend time with these people, learn about them, ask questions that make them really think about what drives the way that they spend their time and the events that lead to them getting there. In some cases, they may not have thought about these questions previously and they allow me to share this information with others through my posts. It’s a process that is really satisfying. It actually costs me money (flights, editing, etc) but it’s worth it to have and share the experiences.