Pursuing Your Dream Job At Home: What Makes It Successful (Part 2)

Pursuing Your Dream Job At Home What Makes It Successful

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Looking back at how I started my current career and I realized how far I’ve gone and how far I have yet to go through. It definitely wasn’t easy at first and the pay was not as much as I expected. However, that did not hinder me from pushing through with it because bottom line is, this is something that I love to do. It is my dream job after all so the motivation to succeed was there.

In my case, this was something that I had to gamble with. I had no professional background to speak of and all I was armed with was the confidence that I know I can do it. But I knew that I had to face the fears just to pursue what I know call my dream job.

It may be bold to say but I never heard of anyone failing at their dream job. If there were cases, then it is probably rare. I honestly don’t think it’s possible.

If you love what you are doing, you have more chances of succeeding because of the following:

You exert less effort in it. Since it is something that you love to do, it can be assumed that you have developed the skills to make it as effortless as possible. Those who love to draw know how to do it. The talent is there so the effort exerted for an output will not be great.

You don’t need much motivation to do it. If you love to do it, you don’t have to drag yourself every morning just for work. This is the only job that I know I can wake up at 6 am for with enthusiasm.

Most of the time, you won’t feel like its work. I used to say that it does not feel like work but truth be told, when I am on a deadline, there is still a bit of stress. However, I am able to cope more easily because, as is said repeatedly, it is something that I love to do.

You are more productive. Since it doesn’t feel like work, you enjoy it more and that happiness will bring forth productivity.

You satisfy more than just fulfillment. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone. You are doing what you love to do and you are earning. In my book, that is double the personal satisfaction and fulfillment.

While the success rate is higher, you need to realize that it is because of your enthusiasm for the job and your hard work that you will succeed. It is your attitude towards the whole thing that makes it different from any other job that you can take.

Trust me when I say that earning through your dream job has more benefits than sacrifices. Despite these sacrifices, I have to say that it is all worth it. However, I want you to approach it with a plan. That is very important. Know your back up plan in case your success is stalled. As much as I want it to work for you as much as it has for me, I want you to be wise about this and cover your back. Be prepared for any instance and take disappointments in stride.

Think about it. Good luck!

Pursuing Your Dream Job At Home: Is It Right For You? (Part 1)

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written an entry and I must say things have been really busy during the holidays. Amidst three weddings, new projects and of course, preparing for the holidays, I’ve had very little time for myself. Things are still quite hectic now but I must say, it had been a time of many realizations too.

Pursuing Your Dream Job At Home Is It Right For You

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I was talking to a friend last night and he was telling me about his intention of pursuing his dream job. He is the artistic type and he used to direct shows for living. Now, he does a bit of visual merchandising as a side job and since it was doing so well, he thought of finally taking that step towards his dream job. It is a hobby that he never thought he enjoyed.

I told him straight out that pursuing your dream job over a stable and steady income is personally fulfilling, but very risky. I can never claim that there wasn’t a risk involved. When I looked back at how I started, I realized the immensity of the courage that I had to display to push through with it. My son was turning one and we still had to pay for a couple of loans. My husband’s job can cover only the basic bills but we both decided that it was now or never.

There were signs that told me it was time to move on from my corporate job and that taking the plunge to pursue this path was just right. The signs include the growing difficulty to get up each morning to go to work. The compensation was not enough to motivate me. I felt drained and I wasn’t being productive. My inability to do 100% at my job was no longer there. Those were the signs that told me I had to change something.

The choice was between having a steady income month on month but through a source that was making me unhappy or through a not so consistent source that allowed me to work on something that makes me happy. This is the dilemma that most people I talk to are burdened with.

I’ve had friends who profess that they envy my work conditions, being able to earn by doing something that I love. Most of them are working moms like me and we all agree that earning while being able to stay at home with the kids is a luxury that a few can enjoy.

I was probably lucky that my husband was there to take the plunge with me. That was one of the things that helped jumpstart my earn-at-home career. But whether or not you have the support of your family and friends, it all boils down to your courage.

If it is something that you love to do, ask yourself if it is worth the risk. Ultimately, it all points towards what you can afford to lose financially. Truth be told, this is one of the first things that could get affected – at least if you are venturing out on your own – whether you will go freelancing or put up your own business.

But nevertheless, if you stay true to what you want to happen, it is an uphill climb. It will get better. But this involves a lot of hard work too.

In my next article, I will tell you why I think it is all worth the risk. Stay tuned and I sincerely hope that you can decide on what your next step will be in pursuing your dream job.