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How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Dream Job - Foundation for Economic Education

Plan your moves

  • After having decided on the career that you want to pursue, it is only reasonable to build up a plan of action.
  • This should contain elements like the amount of money that has to be invested or the needed qualifications.
  • Make sure that you always have a plan B, in case things turn out to be more challenging than expected: flexibility is priceless when trying to make significant life changes.

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How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Dream Job - Foundation for Economic Education

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Passionate vs. standard workers

There is one truth that applies to everybody and to all fields: passion leads to meaningful results.

Passion is also what makes the difference between employees: while a standard employee will be satisfied with working the regular hours in order to get his pay slip at the end of the month, a passionate worker will search for deeper answers and take on more projects simply because he enjoys working.

Discover your passion

In order to be able to be happy, one should do what he or she likes as work. However, not always what we are drawn to can bring us money.

If you are willing to pursue your hobby and make profit out of it, you should first make sure that doing what you like can actually help you live a decent life. Therefore, if you do have a hobby, you might want to consider checking out if there is a real market for it. For almost everything that is well presented there can be a market. So go on and take your chance!

Decide on a field

Once you have committed to turning your passion into something profitable, the next step is to carefully research the options: check if there is a real demand for your offer, have a a look at what competition has to offer, etc.

Furthermore, maybe the most important is to find ways to innovate. This way, you will develop your competitive spirit and gain clients while learning to become better in the chosen field.

Plan your moves

  • After having decided on the career that you want to pursue, it is only reasonable to build up a plan of action.
  • This should contain elements like the amount of money that has to be invested or the needed qualifications.
  • Make sure that you always have a plan B, in case things turn out to be more challenging than expected: flexibility is priceless when trying to make significant life changes.

Keep your motivation flying high

Whenever we come across challenging situations, most of us tend to want to give up. However, research has shown that staying positive is definitely one of the key factors of success in one's career.

So keep your motivation up and learn to face challenges with optimism and self-confidence!

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