Are you familiar with the quote the begins: “Work like you don’t need the money?”

I think the first time I heard it may have been watching the opening for one of my favorite concerts: Tina Turner: One Last Time from Wembley Stadium.

Here’s how the announcer introduces Tina Turner:

Work like you don’t need the money;
Love like you’ve never been hurt;
Dance like nobody’s watching;
Ladies and gentlemen: Tina Turner

There are actually two additional lines to the quote:

Sing like nobody’s listening,
Live like it’s heaven on earth.

I know you all are working in part because you do need the money. But, what does it mean to “work like you don’t need the money?” To me it means to work because you are passionate and love what you are doing. I have shared with you examples of lawyers with whom I have worked who have found their passion.

A year ago I wrote: Client Development: Generalist or Specialist? Each lawyer I mentioned in that post had found a niche practice he or she was passionate about. When they found their passion for a particular practice, they began “working like they didn’t need the money.”

What is the practice area t “work like you don’t need the money?”