How many people do you know who are looking for that “ONE” perfect career. I hear some people say, ” I can’t take that job because it’s not what I want’.” They are scared they may get stuck in something they hate. I completely understand about finding the work you love and not settling for anything else. If that’s you, then I applaud. I also want to make sure you’re not being lazy either. If your family needs the utilities to be paid then go do something NOW! Please don’t make excuses for not getting work because you are “Waiting.”
There are 2 ways to look at your career. You can look at it from the short or long term perspective.
1. To provide the basic necessities for your family. (Short Term and Immediate)
2. To live your passion and make an income from it. (Strategic and Long Term Career Track)
If finances are tight and your family is feeling the pinch, then you must do what you need to in order to provide. Take a short term job to put food on the table. If life is throwing you a curve ball, this isn’t the time to meditate and wait for that dream job! It’s time to get to moving. Get any type of work, quickly! Go to the yellow pages, want ads, careerbuilder.com, etc..etc…
Once you have some sort of stability with your finances, begin immediately to map a game plan. This plan of action is doing the inward search of your passions, skills, dreams, personality, and strengths. This would be considered the long term plan. (1-3 years) Here are some questions you can ask yourself:
- What do I want to be when I grow up?
- What subjects or books interest me?
- If I “COULD” do anything what would I do?
No matter what circumstances you’re in, take action. If you will take action, you’ll more than likely find yourself not stuck and moving towards work that matters.
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