Whitney von Haam shares how she runs a nonprofit, gives back, and still makes space in her life for what matters most.
By Alex Davis
When we set goals for our careers and lives, “do what makes you happy” is rarely a factor we include. However, no matter how hard we try to suppress the nagging feelings in the back of our minds that we would rather do something else for a living, we all undeniably want to be happy in our work. Unfortunately, we all tend to welcome a chorus of voices that stops us from pursuing what we want: the unsolicited opinions of well-meaning people who tell us what we would be so “good at,” societal values about what defines success, maxims about what makes a “good life.”