Identify Your Passion and Create the Job You Love

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life -- Confucius

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to make a living from what you are most passionate about? Do you want to work on things that are worth spending your time? These days this is possible. Not only are jobs more diverse but the internet gives us a world of great opportunities that were not available some years ago. There are a lot of things that you can do over the worldwide web that will match your interest and lifestyle, so even if you don't want to work in a traditional job there are so many exciting career possibilities for you. But if you are going to create work for yourself you really need to work at something you love.

Below are some tips for identifying your passion. These tips will help you identify your interests and skills and may lead you to the career you love.

Know Yourself.

Knowing yourself well will help you identify a career that you will enjoy. Identify your personal strengths and skills. You might have a talent in teaching, writing, speaking, drawing, building or cooking. Most of us are afraid of doing things we are passionate about because of fears that it might not sustain our financial needs. Although working for a high-paying job you don't really like so you can pay bills and support your daily needs is not a bad thing, choosing to stay for practical reasons won't support you the long run. Career is not just about making money; it's about following your passion and excelling from doing something you love.

List things that interest you.

Think of things that excite you or those that you find joy in doing. It could be part of your job, a hobby or something you have done for a while. This will be a crucial key in identifying the best career for you.

Find time to learn and meet people with whom you share common interests.

Attend courses to acquire knowledge and develop your skills. Build a network of people who share your interests. These people can help you in your job search. They can be influential in getting the job you want.

Don't let you fears stop you.

Human as we are, we made mistakes and fall short sometimes but we must realize that this is part of the learning process. Mistakes can teach you valuable lessons to help you succeed next time. There will be obstacles and challenges along the way but the important thing is you grow more skillful, stronger, and successful.

Be persistent

When a situation gets tough don't give up. Persist and be patient. Don't expect success to come at once. Often you will need to work hard and persevere.

Most of our time is spent working and life is too short to do things that won't give us true happiness. Make a decision now to do what you've long wanted to do, even if that means creating your own work. Follow your dreams and unleash your entrepreneur within!

If you need someone who can help you make the tough career decisions and recognize your true career direction, then strategize your career change, please contact me. Career Coaching is available by telephone, Skype or in person.