The double life

The amazing Derek Sivers recently published an article about doing what you love and making good money. The article is outstanding, and I agree with it by the most part. The gist of his idea is that it is better to have a good paying job while pursuing your artistic career. If you choose one over the other, you’ll have too little money, or too little purpose.
Here I just wanted to write some observations of stuff that has worked for me: