How much longer do you want to perform the work you do today? Even if you are in job search mode are you searching for your dream job or are you looking for work?
There is no right answer because each reponse is as individual as our fingerprint. Financial obligations, family responsibilities and priorities change throughout our lives and impact how much we are willing to indulge in career dreams. In the process of doing what we do for a living don’t neglect to do what it takes to fulfill your life. According to the
Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, in 2013 the average life expectancy for a woman in the is 81 years and the average life expectancy for a man is shorter at 76 years, so plan accordingly because time is running out. United States
Here are five questions for your consideration:
(1) What career/work would make you excited to wake up on Mondays?
(2) Can you turn your passion into something you can make a living doing?
(3) Who can you talk to and move your career dream closer to reality?
(4) Can you learn more about or pursue your field of interest part-time or online?
(5) What one step can you take this week to push your dream closer to reality?
I provide these five thought-starter questions because at the end of this week---the same 7 days, 168 hours and 10,080 minutes will pass for all of us. Your career dream will remain just that without you initiating some action.
Don’t kick yourself if you just can’t make a move yet and you feel stuck. There may be a host of complex reasons. Maybe you feel like you don’t deserve to pursue your passion. Some of us are more comfortable in a pain that is familiar than stepping out into an unknown that is more fulfilling. I can recommend a popular older book you might consider checking out of the library, downloading or listening to on audible.com.
Your Own Worst Enemy: Breaking the Habit of Adult Underachievement by Ken Christian.
Personally, I’ve found it is often better to explore career fulfillment in baby steps than throwing everything overboard and starting fresh. When I left corporate
in 2001 as a single mother to become an entrepreneur, I developed a few clients while I still had a full-time job and income. After four years, I found my way back to corporate life in a different profession. However, I’ve known others who suddenly quit their jobs or invested severance packages into a franchise or starting a businesses and become very successful long and short-term. America
If you are ready to get off the sidelines of wondering or wishing—“can I make a living doing something I love” and you want to “get in the game” with your dream, then do one thing to push your career dream forward this week. Maybe you make an appointment to discuss your idea with someone if you are taking a few vacation days next week for the 4th of July holiday in the
If you need an accountability partner, tell someone what you plan to do or post it on your Facebook page. Take that first step toward getting unstuck. I have one last question for you. If not now, when? U.S.
Make it a great week!