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Finding a Career You Love – Choosing a Career Path

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Finding a Career You LoveChoosing a career path can be a daunting task. I was once in your shoes and I have to admit…at the time I really didn’t have any career aspirations. I still don’t know if I do. However, I think that’s because I’m a rebel and I absolutely hate being told what to do, being put into a category and labeled. But maybe that’s just me 😛 Finding a career you love doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it though. It really only boils down to two things.

One) Knowing your Strengths

and

Two) Having the desire to help people

The second one might be throwing you at the moment, but I’ll explain soon.

We all have hobbies and interests and one of the best ways to make money in this world is to do what you love. When you are doing what you love, the money will come and there is no need to focus on it.

However, when some people are trying to choose the right career they look at the amount of income they could make, whether it will make their parents proud/happy and if it’s a job that is deemed “popular” in society.

These are the wrong reasons to choose a career. Everyone is good at something, we all have our strengths. So before you try and figure out what it is you think you’d like to do, I highly encourage you to read and take the quiz from “Strengths Finder 2.0“. This will highlight your top five strengths and help you understand yourself better so that you can know exactly what kind of job you will be the most productive and happy in.

Being good at and happy with what you do is FAR more important than how much money you will make. Secondly, if you can figure out how to combine your passions with a career, the income will roll in with very little effort.

This brings me to the second thing I highlighted above: “Having the desire to help people”

Nothing will bring you more joy in this world than knowing that you helped someone, that you touched their life in a positive way. A lot of jobs out there can be tedious and boring and sometimes you don’t even come across another person when you do them. These can leave you feeling depressed and unfulfilled. However, when you can combine your career with helping people in some way, you will feel complete and balanced…and dare I say it…happy, even when you are working.

There are obvious jobs that would allow you to be helping people regularly, healthcare is one of them, being a firefighter, policeman or doctor. These are obvious, but don’t forget that even less well-known jobs can have a huge impact on people in the world.

Even if your job is as an assistant, you are helping your boss to do his job better. And whoever his boss is influencing, you are helping them as well. In an office environment your positive attitude about what you do can rub off on the people around you. You might be able to bring one of your strengths to the table and help the rest of the office complete a project that ultimately impacts the world around you in some way.

These are just a few examples. So to find a career you love start by listing your interests. List at least 5 and see if there is a career where you could use these interests. Take the Strength’s Finder quiz and then once you have narrowed down what kind of jobs you might like to do, figure out if you will be helping people while doing this job. If you will not see any direct results of this you might end up unhappy in your job, it might seem mundane and unimportant to you.

I cannot stress how important this is. It is something we often overlook, but take this example to see my point. Throughout your day was there anything you did that made someone else smile? If not, do something tomorrow to get that result and see how it makes you feel. I guarantee you there is no greater feeling inside than knowing that you made someone else happy, made their day, touched them in some profound way, or even saved their life.

It is the basic foundation of humans, but sadly we get wrapped up in “the income” that can be made when we try and choose a career. There is far more to life than money.

I have many jobs, one of which is helping people learn how to make money on the internet. I find it very rewarding when I’ve helped someone make their first $1 online, especially because so many people still think it can’t be done. But it can, and the best part…you can have a career out in the world and still run an online business too. That’s pretty cool to me. If you are interested in learning how to do this, please contact me here or read my post on how to Make Money Doing What You Love.

Kat
NurturingYourBody.com

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