I also talked to another friend today whose husband is starting to pursue the possibility of creating an income stream from one his passions. I haven't met him yet, but expect to in the not-too-distant future. At an event I attended with his wife in Atlanta last month, we discussed how many people, particularly women, were consulting with him about self-defense. And now, just a little over a month later, he has gone out and received certifications that will now allow him to monetize his passion.
What are you going to do? Will you continue to marvel at the folks who come up with ideas like the Snuggie, pet rocks, and other clever ideas? Listen, if there is a market for your idea, and it's a passion, you need to look at turning that idea into an income stream, and stop being dependent upon someone else to provide your paycheck. Alternatively, if you choose to work for "the man", you need to make yourself valuable enough to survive the downturns and budget cuts.