Going for your dream job

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[vimeo id="118132282"] Everyone wants to go to work in their dream job. It’s just that the road that takes us there might not be the easy or self-explanatory. Most of the time it’s struggle to discover what we’re truly passionate about. There’s no easy formula that we can apply to make our journey easier or more simple. The fact is that this life is an adventure. However, there are some things that we can do that will help with the process.

Relevant magazine published a great article on how we can find our way in the adventure to our dream job. I’ll share them with you along with my own thoughts.

First, start working six days a week. Like I said, most of us don’t land our dream job right at the start. We might have to work something else until we discover our calling. I want to encourage you to spend one day a week – one of your days off – thinking, dreaming and strategizing through some ideas that will take you in the right direction. This day should be spent exploring the things that you’re passionate about. Make it a goal to come up with some practical steps that you can take that will push you in the right direction. You have to be intentional and disciplined in doing this every week.

Second, start working on your dream job before it’s your actual job.  What I mean is that you don’t have to wait to start the job. For example, if you want to be an investor, start researching companies that are good solid investments. Find out how the business works. If you want to be an entrepreneur, then start thinking through some clever business ideas already. Whatever your dream is, start working at it now.

Third, don’t be overwhelmed. The hardest part is starting. Therefore, start small. You don’t need to be the CEO of a major hedge fund on day one of starting to work on your dream job. Start learning about the field that you’re interested in and start lining up some meetings with people who may have worked in that field before. Make it a priority to make time for them and pick their brain for advice. Remember that God expects us to start taking the small steps. It’s about putting our faith into action in simple and intentional ways. We have to do all we can and God will do the rest.

The road to your dream job won’t be easy, but these steps will definitely help you get started and keep you going as you journey forward. Keep in mind that this is a marathon and not a sprint. It’s going to take some time.

Thanks for checking out my blog today. If you have any questions or comments about these ideas, then please feel free to respond below. I’d love to hear from you. Have a great day!