I find it interesting how people approach “work”. It seems that people feel a job is something that you are suppose to hate and “get through” to make money and a hobby or something you enjoy is allowed to be fun. Why can’t your hobby be your job? Why can’t you enjoy what you do to make money instead of dreading going to work everyday? You can have your cake and eat it too! There is no reason you can’t have your dream job. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
1. First figure out what you love to do, what brings you happiness.
This doesn’t have to be a hobby but it can be. For instance I have never written an ebook before but wanted to share my passion of prayer and now I can’t wait to start my next ebook. Experiment with different ideas to find what you love to do, you don’t have to know right now, but work on figuring this out.
2. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable.
No matter what you choose there will be nay sayers but don’t let it get to you. Keep working on improving. You will make mistakes, we all do, but you will get better. Surround yourself with people who believe in you and will help encourage you during tough times. Don’t let fear keep you from trying!
3. Start working towards your dream job now!
It’s better to start now because the time is going to pass anyway. Break your dream into manageable steps. Do ONE small thing each day to reach your goals for a dream job. And always be ready to learn. Find others who are doing what you want to do and learn from them. This will help you bypass mistakes and get to your goal faster.
4. Give yourself deadlines.
Don’t just say I am going to do “X “soon, or this year. Write down on a piece of paper each week what you want to get done AND a time during the week you will set aside to do it. It’s not enough to write a to do list. You need time limits for yourself so that you will make progress each week.
5. Work less, make more.
There is no rule that says you have to work Monday through Friday from 9-5. Yes this is how many people’s jobs are but that is not the only option. You can work for yourself, make your own hours, AND make way more than you did working for someone else. My husband works for himself and he can grow his business as fast or slow as he wants. When you work for someone they can only afford to pay you so much. There is a limit to your earning potential but not if you work for yourself.
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