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Yesterday you inventoried your skills, interests, hobbies and passions. They are all good sources for developing a work-at-home situation. But some people know exactly what they’d love to. They know that if time and money were no object they’d be pursuing a dream career. Maybe that’s you. Maybe you know exactly what you’d be doing if you could. If so, what is it? Would you be a best selling young-adult writer? A rock star? A fashion designer? An inventor? Take time to think about what you would REALLY love to do as a career. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s possible. For example, if your dream was to be a ballerina but you’re 40 years old, 5’2″ and ten pounds overweight, still write it down.
Why would I encourage you to consider a career that is not within your reach? You may not be able to be a ballerina now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work in the ballerina’s world. Perhaps you can work for a dance company doing PR or sewing costumes. Or you could write a book or a blog about ballet. The point is that you may not be able to do your dream job, but maybe you can be around your dream job. So don’t put that dream away just yet. Instead, consider all the job opportunities that surround your dream career and determine if you could do any of those. A dream is a terrible thing to waste. Don’t let yours go without making a determined effort.