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This time last year I was working a job that really didn’t serve me. I wasn’t utilizing my talents and skills and although I was easily paying my bills for the first time ever I was growing more and more unhappy at my job. I knew I wanted to do something new but I wasn’t sure what that new thing was. Here’s what I did to find my dream job when I had no clue WTF to do.
Figure It Out
Maybe some people know exactly what their dream job is but that wasn’t the case for me. I spent a lot of time thinking about what I wanted to do with my life and how I wanted to spend my time. My main criteria were being my own boss, helping other people and being location free. If you don’t know what you’re dream job is write out all the criteria you would want in a job and once you have your list see if you can figure out careers that have those criteria. Try to prioritize your criteria so you know what is a priority for you in your job search and what is just a nice bonus.
Thinking Outside of the Box
It’s important to think outside the box and not limit yourself. If I hadn’t been willing to think about alternative career choices I would never have figured out that I wanted to be a fulltime blogger. Spend some time looking up jobs online in places you wouldn’t normally look. Once you open up your mind to alternative careers you have a lot more options than you think. The internet has so many resources and we have more options than ever before. It’s worth it to explore all of the possibilities available to you.
Going for the Impossible
When I first decided I wanted to be a fulltime blogger it felt impossibly far away. I was building an audience from scratch and learning all the web design and social media skills as I went. It was really overwhelming and I felt like I was trying to climb a huge terrifying mountain. I made a promise to myself that no matter what I wasn’t going to quit. I kept thinking about what my dream job would be like if I managed to make it happen and when I wanted to quit I made myself keep going. I celebrated a lot of small successes along the way and pretty soon I was celebrating larger victories like leaving my job and working for myself fulltime.
If you’re interested in starting your own blog check out my cheap ass guide to starting a blog. That post has all the resources and services I used to get my site up and running fast and cheap. I hope whatever your dream job is you decide to freaking go for it. I get to help other people every day by sharing my struggles and experiences with depression and anxiety. Not only that but I get to be my own boss, set my own hours and work from anywhere in the world that I want. I’m truly living my dream and if I can do it you can do it too.
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