You’ve heard this career mantra before:  Do what you love and the money will follow. But as any aspiring poet or starving artist can tell you, it just isn’t that easy. Finding a way to do what you love and still make enough money to support a family can be a real challenge. Still, many experts say finding a way to follow your career bliss is worth the effort.

Here are 10 reasons why it is important to strive to find a way to do what you love for a living (or, at the very least, find way to love what you already do).

• Your self-esteem improves […]

• You will be motivated […]

• You become a valued employee […]

• You earn more money […]

• Your overall health is better […]

• You garner more respect […]

• You have a better home life […]

• You are more productive […]

• You have improved mental health […]

• You can serve others better […]

Along with a brief explanation of each reason, the author provides a link to a related article.