Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a job you hate, in an industry you never wanted to be in? It’s easier to do than you think. Today’s tough job market means people are happy to have a job, regardless of whether it’s related to what they want to do. If you’re feeling stuck in a rut or if you’ve strayed from your career path, there’s still time to turn things around. Learn more about how to make your ambitions a reality and start doing the things you want to do.
Go back to school
It’s difficult to pick a vocation when you haven’t really lived life yet - so it’s no surprise that many people choose a college degree that isn’t something they want to do. After being out in the working world, you might find that there are careers that interest you that you’ve never even thought of, but without the qualifications or training, they can be out of reach. Going back to school could boost your career, giving you some additional skills and knowledge necessary to do what you want to do. Part-time courses or distance learning are ideal for studying while working, allowing you to plan your learning around your existing schedule. I went to a weekend MBA program so there are options that you may not have considered that can work with any schedule.
Turn your dream into a hobby
While you might not be able to turn your dream into a career, you can still make space for it in your life by turning it into a hobby. That is how I started this blog site - it was a passion that became a hobby that became so much more. So, you want to be a social media influencer? Learn from my fellow boss babes at Style Collective. Love to sing? Go to open mic nights and share your talents! Want to be a pilot? Get your private pilot certificate! Take a look at some classes you could take or join a local club of like-minded people who share your passions. There’s nobody to say that you can’t live your dream, you just might need to accept that you won’t make any money from it (yet), that’s all.
Start a side hustle
More and more people are embracing side hustles, not only to top up their income but to boost their skills too. A side hustle could be anything you want it to be, and can be a great way to enhance your experience to help with your main job. From writing to accounting, if you have a talent for something - try making a side hustle out of it. I did that with this blog. It started as a hobby that eventually turned to a side hustle where I get to work with brands and other influencers. Eventually, your side hustle could become profitable enough to leave your day job, helping you find the job satisfaction you’ve been looking for.
Whatever you want to achieve in life, don’t hold yourself back. Mapping out your ambitions is a good way to find solutions for achieving them, and could give you the drive and motivation you need to get to where you want to be. It’s easy to give in to the daily grind, but if you’ve always dreamed of more - you have to go for it. Become your own personal cheerleader and take steps to make it happen. Be willing to take a chance to make your ambitions a reality, you never know where things might lead you.
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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