My favorite money/finance blogger, Mr. Money Mustache, has a nice bit on Vox.com about how that’s actually a false distinction, whether you buy it or not. It’s not that you find meaning in your work, or in your art – it’s the creation of new things generally. Yes, the creation of a new business counts:
Creation of new ideas, new enterprises, or new things is the biggest joy of being alive. Learning more about life, the world, and yourself and then trying to mix the ingredients together to the best of your ability is the happiest path you can take as a human.
Worth reading the whole thing here.