How to Turn Your Passion into a Career
Do you have something you’re so passionate about you’d dig to be doing it all day?
What’s your favourite thing in the world to do?
- Perhaps you love cooking but you’re not a Chef?
- You love making jewellery but you’re not a jeweller?
- You love teaching but you’re not a Teacher?
I love writing. I’ve loved writing since the moment I learned to write. I always dreamed of becoming a published Author and I’m getting to live that passion every time I publish a blog post. One day soon I plan to turn my most popular posts into a book and sell on it Amazon Kindle. What a moment that will be for me.
Imagine if you could turn your passion into a career. Find out how in the contributed post below…
To Succeed In Anything You Need Passion
It’s a very modern thing to detest going to work, but that doesn’t mean it is groundless. The idea of going to work for someone else, having to set an alarm and be there when they demand and doing it day after day after day, not because you want to but because you need to put some dinner on the table and some tiles on the roof.
It’s no wonder those with some sense and fire in their belly have lost that loving feeling when it comes to working a 9-5.
If this is you, you might want to know that you’re not alone. Not by a long shot.
In fact: Almost nine out of ten people have admitted to not giving their all to their job simply because they don’t have that passion.
If you’re nodding your head in excited empathy, we’ve got some advice for you: find out what you are mucho-passionate about and then find a way to make this your career.
Yeah, it takes courage and guts, but it’s got to be better than the soul-eating job you’re doing now, right?
1. Find Your Passion
We all have that something we’re into. That something we’re wired to love. That thing that makes our eyes widen. We’re not talking about a hobby here. We’re talking about a passion. Distinction.
For example, you might love sitting in front of an easel and painting, but that doesn’t mean you should quit your job and become an artist. A graphic designer, maybe, yes. The same goes for anyone wanting to be a novelist; it could make more sense to be a creative copywriter. Whatever you’re into, explore viable options.
2. Research Everything
Once you’ve found your passion, found a way to monetize it and worked out if there is a demand for it, you need to research what it’s going to take to make this your career.
That might mean getting some specific equipment, it could mean partnering up with someone else or a quick click here to find some funding. It might require a certification, or relocation or special training.
Basically, the more you can establish now the fewer headaches you will have down the line.
3. A Plan of Action
There is a difference between dreaming about something and making it a reality, and it starts with having a plan of how you’ll go from one to the other. A plan is what will take you from passion to career.
A great place to start is with what steps you need to make followed closely by how much you will need to spend in order to launch this idea of yours.
Don’t just have one plan, though, have two or three to make sure you give yourself the best chance.
4. Flexibility Is A Must
In case you haven’t realized it already, life is not built on a smooth tarmac road. There are giant potholes, forks in the road, junctions without signals and turbulent patches, all of which require you to make adjustments as you go.
That’s why you need to be flexible. It’s also why you need to take advice from others and accept criticism.
After all, no one in history has ever succeeded entirely on their own.
Over to You
What’s your passion? And are you ready to take the first step to turning it into a career?
Or are you already somewhere down the track on this one?
We’d love to hear your personal story in the comments below.
I love what you said about finding your passion. You are right, find your passion and then see what suits you. The piece I find most difficult is taking your passion and monetizing it. This is where getting creative comes in to play. For some it comes easier than others.
Great advice for everyone, thank you for posting.
Yes, Jeff. You are right, the tricky part can be monetising. What’s your passion? Maybe I can assist?