Do you have a deep desire to find your dream job?
Are you stuck in a job you don’t like or even hate?
Want to change careers that make your heart sing but don’t know just how to do that?
Are you feeling scared to make a significant change in your career?
If any of these resonate with you, read on my friend!
My Career Path
My career journey has undoubtedly had pleasing curves along the way.
I’ve learnt a few things about finding my career path, and I would love to share this knowledge with you!
First off, there is nothing to be lost, no matter which way you go about trying to find your groove in life. Your career path is yours, and ultimately, it helps you to define better who you are, no matter how long that may take. Every job you do builds your experience and expertise for you to find your dream job. So if you have on this road for a while, don’t beat yourself up.
So even if you have been frustrated and involved in some jobs you may not be too proud of, please honour your journey and feel blessed that you had the talent and courage to explore lots of different options. It is all successful, even if you did take one or two steps back to take two or three forward.
How to Find Your Dream Job
1) Know What You’re Good At!
Knowing this is so important and has to be the first step before you do anything else. No amount of training or research will do any good if you do not need first focus on what you are naturally good at.
If you are not sure what you are good at, look at what you are NOT good at doing.
If you have to start from there, go for it. Knowing what you hate or are lousy at is an excellent way to help define what your real skills are.
Furthermore, you may have a belief that what you are good at (say doing art) won’t pay the bills. You have to leave that all aside, forget about what others think or say. With all inhibitions, apart, ask yourself, or write it down. What are you good at doing?
Marry what you are good with what you love to do, and you have the perfect combination for success.
2) Do What You’re Good At!
As much as possible, do what you are good at before you change your career and make a living at it. Permit yourself. Do it in your free time, after your regular job, during your holidays, whenever and whatever it is, just get out and do it!
Enjoy doing what you are good at, as much as possible.
When you allow yourself to do what you are good at, it raises your energy, it will enable you to be more creative, and you will be happier in the process. When you are in this state, you will likely be more open to new ways of thinking of things, new ways of working, and you will meet new people in the same field you enjoy. This strategy can all lead to potential opportunities in the future for you.
3) Do Not Quit or Jeopardize Your Current Job… yet!
Stay where you are. Now is not the time to risk your current situation. If you are like most people, you will have rent or a mortgage to pay, bills and commitments you are responsible for. Do not be reckless. Stay in your current job situation and focus on knowing and doing what you love outside of your current job situation.
Suppose you can bring your passion into your current job, even better. Find as many ways as possible to do what you love outside and even inside your current work environment.
Even if your current job situation is painful, do not leave your job until you have another option or another job to go to. Of course, if you have money saved up and you can make that leap go for it. But if you leave your employment to run after your dreams, you could potentially cause yourself and others around you so much stress; it would be counterproductive to moving towards your dream job or career.
If you are not currently in a job and need to pay your bills, find a job that will at least help you get by financially, but that will also allow you time and energy to continue to explore what you love outside of work.
4) Keep Doing What You Love and Explore it Fully
Ok, I know I already said this, but it is essential to keep doing what you love, either after work, before work, in-between your current job. Whenever and wherever possible, keep doing what you love. Doing this will give you more energy to do the things you might not like, and it builds in more time for you to slowly navigate how you can switch over into your new vocation, sometime in the future.
When you find your dream job, you will know it; you already have been swimming in the glorious feeling of doing what you love. So when that dream job comes up, you won’t hesitate, and you will know it is time to leap into your new career.
5) Explore How You Can Make Money Doing What You Love
Talk to other people who are doing what you love and who are successful at doing it. Follow them and their work. Study how they deliver their expertise to the public. Look carefully at how they became successful.
Evaluate whether you need any additional training. Pretend you are working in this new field that is your passion. What do you need to be successful? Hang out with people in this field. Attend workshops and seminars in the area that you are exploring. Absorb yourself in it fully without actually working in it (just yet).
6) Go Beyond Yourself, finding your dream job
After you have tapped into your passion in life and explored a way to work and make money from that passion, you are ready for the next mind-blowing step.
For ultimate happiness, explore how doing what you love can bring joy to even more people.
Think about how you can spread your magic to more and more people.
Think about running your own business, to freelance, to work more independently if you are not doing so already.
To earn more money, find a way to serve more people.
That is a well know saying and so true!
So if you want to be a millionaire, you need to be thinking about how you can serve a million people.
Think big and then bigger and BIGGER. How to find your dream job is really about stepping into your power and passions, allowing yourself to be completely happy and purposeful in your life. Oh yeah!
If you have any questions about how to change your mindset in terms of a new career, please comment below. Or share your experiences of changing your career. Tell me what you did and how you did it.
I’d love to hear your stories, and so would other people, so please share below.