If money, time and hassle were no issue, what would your dream career be? Would you be a best selling young-adult writer? A rock star? A fashion designer? An inventor? If you’ve listened to any podcast interviews, you know that passion is a large part of what makes people a work-at-home success. Most of my guests pursued something they loved. You can do the same.
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, 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 ballet 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.
The next problem is finding the time to start a new career. You have to make time to research, plan and implement. For example, one my dreams is to publish fiction. It’s been years since I made that dream. Slowly and surely, around the work I do here at WAHS, freelance writing and taking care of the family, I’ve written, edited, sought out agents and publishers and ultimately self-published. It seems like it’s taken forever, but through small steps I made progress and I’ve started to make money at it. So now I’m pursuing two great careers. One is here at WAHS helping you find a away to work at home and the other turning my hobby of writing fiction into a real career.
I share my story with you so you can see that I too still have to manage my time, make a new dream a priority and be patient in reaching a goal. But by acknowledging my dream and making time and effort, I’ve been able to take a dream and began to make it reality. I’m not Grisham and sure it would be nice to be a rich and famous author, but ultimately my goal is to do something I love and get paid. You can do it too.
A dream is a terrible thing to waste. Don’t let yours go without making a determined effort. So….what would you do if you could do anything?