Do you love your job? We all know people who seem to be a perfect fit for their jobs or their careers. Not only are they successful, but they seem to enjoy what they’re doing. There are also people who are successful but hate what they’re doing with a passion. What’s the difference? Which category do you fall in?
Do You Love Your Job?
If your prime motivation is the bottom line, then maybe it doesn’t make any difference as long as you’re making money and providing a desirable lifestyle for you and your family. But, if you long for a job or career you can love and do with a passion then it may be a little more difficult.
Some people just fall into their lifelong passion with little or no trouble at all. Maybe they grew up in the family business, never knew anything else or cared to learn anything else and found contentment staying close to the nest. However, this is not the norm. Most of us seek to leave the nest to see if the grass is greener somewhere else.
It’s never too early or too late to discover your passions and act on them but first, determine what you’re passionate about. When you understand your own passions (and this is not easy matter) a whole new world of possibilities opens up. Here are three resources to help you love your job.
When You Don’t Love Your Job
Step back and take a close look at where you are now and what brought you there. Perhaps, you make good money but long to turn your hobby into a commercial venture. If you’re not making good money, that’s all the more reason to get a side gig. Not being happy combined with the dread of going to work every day can be excellent motivation.
Look at your passions from all angles. If you like to make things, maybe you could create an Etsy shop for your creations, then start a blog to promote your shop. In the process, you’ll connect with people who will give you ideas and inspire you in ways you had not thought of.
If you have a mind to sell services, you can always create Fiverr gigs. What you think is your passion could just be the admiration of others. Creating gigs will allow you to learn about yourself as well as your audience and what they’re really looking for.
If you find that freelancing is not for you, simply end the gig and you’ve learned something about yourself without it costing you money. Be prepared for the realization that doing what you love will not always put bread on the table.
Yet another idea to help you spread your wings is to take a course from Udemy. It’s a very inexpensive way to learn about a wide range of subjects. The courses cover a huge assortment of interests–Reiki to IT certification. You’re bound to find something of interest, and the course is always accessible–even after you complete it. You’ll find out if it’s something you want to pursue or not.
You can bet people who are working at their passion spent long hours to get where they are today. But, if it’s truly your passion, getting there will be a joy. Explore your passions whether it’s a love of animals, gardening, or photography and take these passions to the next step.
Learn all you can about your passion. Take a class or a course, volunteer or intern in the field you love. See where the path leads. It could lead you right back to where you were in the first place but you owe it to yourself to find out. Enjoy the journey.