Pretty much everyone has a hobby they enjoy doing...whether it's an artistic talent like painting, photography, scrap-booking, or if it's a technical task like organizing....we all have things we like to do.
Generally, if you lose track of time while you do something you enjoy, that's a good sign that you are doing something that brings you joy....and what if you could turn it into a successful career? Then you'd have a LOT more joy and happiness in your life. Think about it, how much time do we spend at an average job each day? Each week? Each year? For our whole lives? That's a lot of time to be spending frustrated, miserable, annoyed and anxiety-ridden. Wouldn't you rather do something you love to earn a living?
If you have several things you like to do in your spare time, you could combine them into a career, or choose one or two of your favorite things to do!
Why spend years doing something for a job that you don't like or don't enjoy when you could make more money doing what you love? It is possible and many people have done it.
The first step to turning your talent or hobby into your dream career is to believe it is possible. That is actually the most important step. If you don't believe it's possible, then any other actions you take to make it happen will be fruitless, because within you...you'll be expecting to fail.
Once you've convinced yourself it's possible to have your dream career doing what you love, the next important thing to do is to decide to make it happen, and make a promise to yourself that you won't give up.
Then it becomes a case of goal-setting.
Make a detailed list of everything you want in your dream career. Include your desired pay, hours, location, working with people or alone, travel, paid time off, and so on. Then you need to brainstorm some possibilities that you could do with the details on your list. Consider starting your own business, getting a career in a field doing what you most enjoy, become a freelancer...the possibilities are endless and you CAN do it.
Once you've brainstormed the possibilities, do some research and then make a decision. After you've decided, write up a clear goal. Make sure your goal is detailed and has a realistic deadline.
Most importantly of all - post your goal where you'll see it often. The refrigerator door might be the ideal spot!
Author: Mary Monica Moore