If you love what you do, then as the old saying goes, you never work a day in your life. So if you are someone that is turning up to work and finding it a struggle each day, then perhaps a career change could be on the cards for you? Have a passion for what you do is important, especially as work is what you do for the majority of your life. In a study a couple of years back, it was found that over 80% of workers felt that they couldn’t give their all to a job as they simply do not enjoy it. So not only is that bad for us, but it is bad for our employers too. We want to be able to give our all, so that we can contribute in our job and really enjoy what we are doing.
So if this describes you, and you need some more passion in your life, then here are some tips to help you make your career into something that you’re passionate about.
Choose Your Passion
It can all be very well talking about changing career. But if you have no idea what you enjoy or what would work as a career for you, then it can be a difficult decision to make. So the first step is to find out what you are most passionate about. You need to be careful about what is a hobby and what is a passion, though. Just because you enjoy fitness and go to the gym a lot, doesn’t necessarily mean you should become a personal trainer, for instance. However, if you’re passionate about fitness and helping others to feel good and improve, then looking up some fitness courses could be the best option for you. Don’t rush the decision, though. Keep an open mind and think about all different avenues.
Check the Demand
In order to make a career out of something, you need to know that there is demand for the thing that you want to do. So assessing the scene and talking to people in the know can be a good idea. It can be a big risk to go into a career that has very little demand. If it pays off, then you’ll be laughing. But if it doesn’t, then you’ll be back to square one and back to not enjoying your job.
Do Your Research
You may decide that working for someone else isn’t what you want to be doing. And you’d much rather start your own business to explore your passion. But to get a business started, you need to think about the demand, as well as if it is going to price cost-effective. Will people be willing to pay a certain price for what you can offer them? Will you need certain equipment or to hire a team to work around you? A lot of small businesses don’t get into big money profit for a few years, so that isn’t necessarily the problem. You just need to check that you’ll be able to make profit, a good profit at that, eventually.
Plan It Out
Whether you’re going to be starting your own business or changing your career, then you need to plan out how you are going to do it. Will it involve certain training or going back to school to get a particular degree or qualification? How will you get into the career? Do you plan on getting a volunteer position first to get some experience, and a foot in the door, so to speak? Planning your time is a good idea, so that you always have something to be working on. Think about a backup plan too; the road to a successful career or business rarely runs smoothly!
With that last sentence in mind, it is important to learn some flexibility as you embark on this journey. There may be setbacks and delays in things, especially if it means retraining or getting qualified in something. So be flexible enough to make adjustments along the way. It is a good idea to be open to some advice from others, as well as some constructive criticism. If you’re in this for the long-haul, then you’ll want all of the advice that you can get, so you can adjust accordingly to make it last. Surround yourself with good people, those that will help you to be better and to improve, as well as support you. Then you’ll find the journey to your dream career that much easier.