For some of us, it is a pipe dream to be able to work on a job that we genuinely love. Depending on the industry or type of business you are passionate about, it can be hard to find the opportunities to make it happen.
Fortunately, you can find a balance between your passion and paycheck if you consider pursuing your passion as your source of livelihood. Here are some tips that can help you get situated and achieve it:
Know When To Make That Career Shift
Some take extreme measures to transform their passion into a stable source of income without having a concrete plan on how to manage it or deal with risks.
You do not have to go this route to blend your passion with your livelihood. Find something common in your work and your desire to see what opportunities you can pursue. For example, suppose you love travelling and currently work as an events organiser. In that case, you can look for jobs organising travel expos, seminars and other related events.
Consider The Opportunities Available For Your Passion
If you can’t find any common ground where you can combine your current work with your interest and still want to switch, you should look at the available opportunities and the various factors that can affect your success. For example, if you wish to pursue a career flying aircraft, you must see if it is financially sustainable.
It would help if you were objective when assessing the opportunities because it will help you decide your next step.
Make Your Passion A Hobby
There is no need to quit your current job to pursue your passion, and you can easily adjust your schedule and transform your love into a hobby you can pursue in your free time. For example, you can attend baking events or training workshops if you love baking. You can even schedule weekend sales of your goods to earn some money.
By pursuing your passion as a hobby, you will be more engaged with your work and be more creative.
Invest In The Things You Care About
If your passion is more focused on charity and social work, you can invest in it even if you don’t have time to do volunteer work. For example, you can set up a monthly monetary contribution to your chosen charity through your bank or allot a small portion of your budget in advance.
If you do not have extra money to donate, consider old clothes, essential goods and other items that people in need can use. When donating in kind, check in advance with your local charity what they need for donations.
Rekindle Your Love
If you have managed to get your dream job and were passionate about it at first, chances are that your love for it may have faded. If this is your situation, you can rekindle that love again by looking for challenging tasks that will allow you to rediscover why you love your position in the first place.
Achieving a balance between our passion and profession isn’t difficult if you take the time to look at the available opportunities. You can also make compromises, so you don’t have to sacrifice your paying job while pursuing your passion. So, if you want to make that change in your work life, research!
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So sad that many work at jobs they despise. Imagine filling 1/3 of more of their daily life doing something you do not enjoy.
I’ve been there for a while when bosses became problematic, or the project changed. Everyone NEEDS to find a way to live with something that is satisfying to the soul and not just the wallet.
Again, “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”
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always a juggling act unless your passion is your work which I am grateful for!
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I’ve experienced both. I once had a job I hated. I watched the clock very carefully and only did as asked. I’m lucky I now enjoy what I do. A 10 hour work day feels no different than a relaxing weekend spent chilling at home.
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💜 I AM Blessed, Fortunate and Privileged EveryOne; the last time I “worked” for an income was Early to Mid 2009 then I “Quit” The Mainstream and “Pursued My Passion” for Writing instead with no THOUGHT!!! of Being Published; since then I am still UnPublished due to Being a Maverick that Gets On The Nerves of Publishers as I no longer have a need for commercialisation of the ‘work’ I do nowadays…in short; even though I haven’t had ‘proper job’ since Mid 2009, 13 and a half years, I have never run out of money and become homeless EveryBody, yet I do understand that We are all in different situations…so I Suggest Accept and Trust YOUR!!! Current Circumstances then wait for intuition to kick in because YOU!!! wil Know what to do when the time comes instead of Chasing The Wind of The Future and Ghosts of The Past
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