Do you find yourself wondering what you want to be when you “grow up?” Whether you’re in high school, college, the military, or working a job that doesn’t provide much job satisfaction… (etc)… we all have one thing in common – rarely do we know what to do next. And when we do, we often find ourselves back to square one… wondering what’s next. Do you do what you love?
Working doesn’t have to be unenjoyable. It doesn’t have to be painful.
I’ve heard most of my life to “find a job you love, so you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” But what if you don’t know what you will love to work at? When I was in high school I loved playing music. Although I was skilled at performing, I didn’t want to resent my hobby because I “had” to perform even when I didn’t want to or feel up to it and I knew there wasn’t much for promotions in the music industry. So, I went to work in data analysis. I enjoyed my job, but was easily bored with next to no options for advancing at a rate that would keep me interested or challenged. I moved on to computers… just to find how much I really didn’t like working on computers and enjoy programming even less.
Often we think of success in a job If climbing the corporate ladder is important, you need to ask yourself: “Do I want to be my boss?” Does the job your boss do intrigue you? If not, chances are if you’re happy with your job, you won’t be in the long run. So, what is the point of breaking your back and working hard when you don’t enjoy what you do or are interested in promoting?
If you really enjoy what you do and have no interest in upward mobility, that is fantastic! In fact, I might even envy you (or I would have about 10 years ago). However, what would you do if your employment dissolved? What is your “plan B” if something happens that takes you out of work for an indefinite amount of time? What would you do if something unfortunate happened requiring you to stay home to care for a loved one? What would you do if you suddenly lost your pension or retirement savings? The government can’t be your backup plan. In fact, the government was the back up plan for millions of Americans who have been out of work long enough to no longer receive unemployment. What if you were to become one?
Find your passion. What do you love to do? Do you enjoy working on computers? Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy natural health? Do you enjoy making things?
Consider an online business. Seriously.
Online businesses have far less start-up costs than a traditional brick and mortar, while giving you the flexibility to open a brick and mortar shop over time after your sales produce enough monthly income. Online businesses offer a lot of flexibility and freedom.
- Time Freedom: You can schedule your own work time freeing you up for important events, time with your family. This also enables you to earn sales 24/7, meaning you can be making money when you’re on vacation, while you sleep, while you eat dinner with your spouse and kids, while you’re at your son’s soccer game, or while you’re busy making other content to further your business. You can also start small and schedule around your current work schedule to build yourself a nice little nest egg.
- Location Freedom: Not being chained to a desk has its perks. You can conduct your business at the beach, in the mountains, on the back porch, or while sitting in the nursery with your baby. As long as you have internet access, you can still manage your business. The world is your office.
- Freedom to produce virtually unlimited income. You will be rewarded for YOUR efforts instead of being paid what someone else deems you’re worth or what they are able to afford. You’re only limits are your own personal potential. Of course, on initial start-up you will need to put a lot of time and effort into marketing your brand and getting started. Individual results will always vary depending on your skill set, knowledge, and what it is you sell.
- Freedom to do what you love. I cannot express how exciting I find living a life where my profession is based on uplifting others and celebrating successes!
Doesn’t that sound like a professional heaven?!
Do what you love.
Whether you love picking pinecones off the ground while hiking (or your backyard), making jewelry, scrapbooking (paper or digital), writing/editing, creating websites or databases, tutoring/teaching, or modifying an existing product like matchbox cars… there is a market for that you can tap into. With selling platforms such as Amazon Market, Etsy, Fiverr, and eBay along with various network marketing opportunities and marketing platforms all over social media, you’re only limited by your potential, and your potential is virtually endless.
What’s stopping you?
We’d love to read about it in the comments!
We also have a few opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. Feel free to head over to my work with me page and fill out an application!