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Oct 16, 2020 4:23 PM ET

How to Turn What You Love Into a Career

iCrowd Newswire - Oct 16, 2020

It is, unfortunately, a cliche, but when life hits in, the majority of people throw away their dreams of working in a profession they love and are passionate about. Since that is a case, it is no wonder why 70 percent of employees actually hate the jobs they are doing. However, it is also a misfortune that the people are not aware that joy can be found in working. It is simply by making the field of interest into a full-time career. Even though it can be quite risky to make such a move, at the same time it is an alluring thought. Here is some advice on how to do just that, turn something that you love into a full-time job. 

What is Your Passion?

First and foremost, you should be able to determine what you are passionate about. It needs to be something that you enjoy doing and that you are good at. Before even deciding to quit your job, it would be wise to be able to differentiate between a hobby and passion and to think about whether you are going to be able to excel if you transfer the interest into work. 

As an example, if you like to paint, that does not necessarily mean that you are good at it, and in case you are, maybe it would be a better idea to make something similar to a profession that may be more profitable and you might even be better at. Many people that have artistic talent are also gifted in graphic design. 

Educate Yourself

In order to be taken seriously, you would need to be regarded as a professional. To achieve such a thing, you would need to go to the next level. Meaning, having a special skill sometimes may not be enough. On some occasions, it would be wise to have the knowledge and training that are marketable. As experts from would say: “Earning a degree is an excellent investment for career-oriented individuals”. That would be something to be considered. By participating in some form of training while on a current job, you will have a chance to increase your chances of success.  It all depends on your capacities, but regardless of taking online classes, internship, or whatever would work for you best, additional education most certainly can be a beneficial thing to have. 

Listen to Your Peers

The path that you take is not always going to be smooth. It would be wise to make certain adjustments along the way. Open up yourself to advice and criticism. Insight from other people that surround you may be quite important and open your eyes to something new. Since no one can succeed alone, it would be of great value if you were to surround yourself with talented and professional individuals that can give you a helping hand.

Have a Meticulous Research

It would be recommended to investigate how many people are also interested in the same thing as you are. That would be crucial, especially if you decide to invest in your own business. To give an example, if you really like cooking, people are not just going to show up at your restaurant randomly. You need firstly to access what would be a demand and to see what would be your competition. Since you love cooking anyway, focus on those dishes that are not as widespread but are still palatable enough. 

A smart move as well would be to make detailed research on what it would take to launch your potential career. Depending on what sort of passion it is, you may need something more than just an office, as an example some sort of equipment or machinery. There is also a possibility that you would need to hire employees. The best move would be to plan those things up ahead and save yourself from unnecessary headaches. 

Have a Plan

In order to make your passion into a real career, it would be recommended that you make a detailed plan on how to achieve that. That plan should include how much capital you would need to spend in order to launch your new venture in the best possible way. In the case of plan A does not work, it would be a good idea to have a backup plan that you can rely on. 

A great amount of motivation is required to turn your passion into a full-time career. By taking a few necessary steps and being active, you will be closer to your goal. Nothing good can come out of being still. Even though the results may not be seen at first, it is sure that eventually, the effort will pay off.


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