How To Incorporate Activism or Your Passions Into Your Career

A lot of people I know seem to struggle with the question, what do I want to do with my life? My problem is that I have too many passions and interests (most of them volunteer or non-money making types of career paths). So, I am at a point in life where I am trying to decide what my next step is. I’m trying to use my intuition and see how things flow, which works pretty well. I recently took a class with the fabulous JL Fields of JL Goes Vegan recently and she gave me some wonderful tips. She has a background in education and has helped many people as a career coach. I wanted to share these ideas with readers because they may help you as well. 

You CAN become a student of your hobbies and turn your passions into a career (if you would like some inspiration head over to her blog given above and see all the neat things she is up to; writing books, traveling, cooking, teaching classes, spreading the vegan message, on and on)!! 

Some questions you should ask yourself to start with: 

  • What do you love? Make a list. 
  • What are you good at? Make a list. 
  • Look at the two above questions; How can you combine what you love and what you are good at into your career and future? 
  • Ask yourself… What do I know? What knowledge and skills can I share? 
  • Find a place where you can be yourself and go where you can be promoted and encouraged.
  • Do what feels comfortable. 
  • Focus on what you love and are good at. 

After you have thought about the above, what to think about next: 

  • How can you make money doing what you love and what you are good at? 
  • How can you draw on the skills you already have? 
  • Where do you want to be and what time of life would you like? 
  • Can you make multiple streams of income? 
  • Why/ What things aren’t working currently? 
  • Build a plan! 
  • Do a business plan and budget every year. 
  • Be nimble and flexible. 
  • Try to focus if you have too many interests. 
  • When you meet with people and network be sure to give something back! 
  • Give, Give, Give- continue to give, it will come back to you! 
  • Promote others before you promote yourself. 
  • Finally; Teach, Strategize, Fundraise, Plan, Plan, Plan. 

Hope these tips help, Have Fun and Good Luck!

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