| | Recruiting
A friend of mine owns a recruiting firm. Recruiting is a tough business, but it pays well. It takes about three years to learn to become a good Recruiter, but at the end of the three years, you can pretty much guarantee an annual salary of at least $100 K.
According to my friend, the people who make it in recruiting start out being motivated by money. You must want money so bad that you're willing to suffer rejection after rejection and work extraordinary hours. Every successful Recruiter he's seen begins with an unabashed desire for money.
After the three years, however, my friend has found that money is no longer the motivator. The Recruiters who stay and are consistently high achievers are those who become genuinely interested in finding the right match for both the client and the candidate. The perfect match - that's their thrill. They love the win-win-win (client, candidate, recruiter) scenario.
My best days seem to be when I fully engage in activities por soi, without thought of benefit either for myself or others.