We want to give you some tips and techniques that will help uncover your passion and change your life. It’s great to read books or articles about finding the right career, but what good are they when you don’t even know where to start?
This is where you start; with baby steps you will be led down a path to find your career passion.
You need to determine who you are.
This may seem like an easy thing, but self-examination is always harder than it looks. Make a list of qualities that define you, traits that determine your personal values, and make you the person you are.
This is an important step and may take the longest to complete. Be truthful to yourself, under intense self-examination pick values that are 100% you, not things that are you “most of the time”. The difference between the two is that “most of the time” values are ones that you will bend when it makes life easier for you or less complicated, while the other you will never change. Almost everyone says they are trustworthy and most are. Sometimes a person will break trust with a friend or co-worker to advance their own career or agenda. This would be an individual who could not define themselves as trustworthy since they are only trustworthy when it suits them.
After determining who exactly you are, you need to look at your skills and abilities.
Make a list of things that you feel you are good at and what others say you are good at. Ask your spouse, family member, friends or anybody that will give you an honest answer.
You may be surprised by what others determine you are good at. Every once and a while we complete daily chores or jobs that are so easy to us we don’t recognize that it is a skill.
What are you interested in?
There are two angles you want to look at this from:
1) What do you enjoy doing?
2) What angers you enough that you want to fix it?
We all have pet peeves or daily issues that can get under our skin. Look at anger in a positive way and it can be seen as a form of passion and when properly used it can be beneficial. Working to make the world a better place is a passionate career you could enjoy.
For some individuals making a list of pet peeves or daily occurrences that angers them is easier than finding a list of positive passionate interests. This is ok; it may help point you in the right direction.
These are the first three steps that you can take to make your transition from a job to a passionate career.
To make these steps a little bit easier, Inside the Positive has created worksheets that list a variety of questions and personal traits that you can work through to help you. This allows you to start your journey with guidance and support. Finding your passionate career is a road you must travel, but not alone as Inside the Positive will partner with you on this adventure. www.insidethepositive.com
Ken and Phil