How to Do What You Love for a Living

At times, it can feel overwhelming, working day-in-and-day-out at a job you hate. Yet, you have bills to pay so you force yourself to go. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could live the life of your dreams? What if you could do what you love for a living? Then, work wouldn’t feel like work.

Most people dream of getting paid for doing what they love. You’ll find lots of former artists, writers, and musicians working in the corporate world. Often they will make the excuse that their dream job just doesn’t make enough to pay the rent. So, like many other people, they give up their dreams in search for a stable living.

Well, today is the day all of that changes. According to this article on Entrepreneur, pursuing your dreams will put a grin on your face. Instead of dreading your 9-to-5, it’s time to wake up and feel more excited about life. Keep reading to learn more.

Make your dreams a priority

One of the surest ways to stop pursuing your dreams is to listen to the advice of well-meaning friends and family. But, think about it, they’re not the ones who have to life your life. So, now it’s time to put the focus on you. If you’ve got bills to pay, you don’t have to throw your current job away cold turkey. Nonetheless, you can still pursue your dream in your free time. Why not? Isn’t it about time you put your needs first?

The first step is to focus on the why’s of having your dream career. Why would you like to change jobs? Why would your dream job change your life? There’s always a risk of leaving the steady paychecks for your dream career. Still, isn’t the reward worth it?

If you’ve always dreamed of helping others achieve their fitness goals, then nothing is stopping you from pursuing your personal trainer certification during your free time. And, this article on BrandBallot gives you all the information you need to pursue that route directly. For instance, if you became a certified personal trainer, you could set your own hours and rates. In addition, you get to live a healthy lifestyle while helping others pursue the same objective to feel better both inside and out. What could be better?

Determine how to make money at your dream job

If you wanted to become a fitness trainer, how much would you need to make to pay all your bills and then some. Furthermore, how would you start to earn money. According to South University, the U.S. health club industry has an annual revenue of $21.4 billion.

Certainly, even a tiny slice of that pie can afford a nice living. The point of this section is to get you thinking about how to earn a living doing what you love. Once you have it figured out, you will gain the confidence you need to make a plan to take the plunge.

Create a plan

Once you have a plan in place, you’ll start to feel much more excited about your future doing what you love. But first, you must figure out your purpose. What type of job would make you want to fly out of bed every single day? What is your penultimate goal in life? How can you achieve your goal with a job that makes you happy? Answers to these types of questions will set you on the right path.

So, what are you waiting for? When it comes to pursuing your dream job, there is no better time than the present.

Adam Richards

About Adam Richards

Adam Richards is a semi-retired business professional originally from Bangor, Maine. He spent the majority of his career in sales and marketing where he rose to the marketing lead of a Fortune 1000 company. He then moved on to helping people as a career counselor that specifically helped bring families to self-sufficiency through finding them rewarding careers. He has now returned to Bangor for his retirement and spends his free time writing. This blog will be about everything he learned throughout his career. He'll write on career, workplace, education and technology issues as well as on trends, changes, and advice for the Maine job market and its employers.