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Turning Hobby into a Career Without Losing Your Mind

Every once in a while a thought comes to mind and you start thinking about another career and doing something that you genuinely love. If this is true, you’re in the right place, as we know how hard it is to change your life around and begin working on your dreams. Forget about everything that […]

Every once in a while a thought comes to mind and you start thinking about another career and doing something that you genuinely love. If this is true, you’re in the right place, as we know how hard it is to change your life around and begin working on your dreams.

Forget about everything that you heard about following your dreams, and start living in reality, as there’s only one way to get your dream job – through hard work, determination, and sacrifice. There’s nothing that speaks counterproductivity louder than believing in a motivational quote about following your dreams and not doing anything about it. You’ll continue doing your mundane job, hoping that things will go better, and you won’t move one inch towards your goal. Here’s how to change that.

How to Start Working on Getting that Dream Job?

The first thing you’ll need to do is realize that it won’t be easy. The path to succes will have lots of obstacles that you’ll have to get rid of or avoid. You’ll have to reprogram your daily train of thoughts, change habits, social life and put in a lot of work in general. So think about why do you want this, how will it change your life, and try to list reasons that will motivate you to start working on it. This is quite important as it will strengthen your resolve and help you with motivation. So you might as well write them down and pin that paper to a spot you’ll set your eyes on every day.

Prioritize Your Daily Goals

First, let’s not forget that you still have bills to pay, probably mouths to feed, and are in general tied to obligations related to your current job and daily tasks. You can’t just forget about everything else and work hard on transforming your hobby into a paying job.

So try to organize your day, focus on maintaining a tight schedule while making the most of your day. Make sure that you eliminate anything that promotes procrastination, and put efforts into becoming more efficient at your current job. This way you’ll actually have time to work on your dream job

Create a Setting

Just like in your office, you’ll have to create a working environment at your home to take the matter as seriously as possible. Developing new skills and learning about your new profession should look like your actually at a workplace, except that you won’t get paid for it. The good side of it is that it pays off in the future when you finally land that dream job. So firsts set amount of time that you’re ready to invest, and try to arrange your room or that specific spot so that it motivates you to work.

Propper Research and Investment

You’ll need a solid plan and means to achieve your goal. So before you do anything, conduct research on how to progress in that field as fast as possible and gather quality learning material. For example, if your dream job is becoming an artist then get the best tools and tutorials that you can find. Work on upgrading your resume and try to imagine different interview scenarios to be prepared once they actually call back.  Mind your budget as you don’t want to spend everything on training to become an artist. Start with the essentials and expand your tools as you grow.

Your Dream Job is One Step Away

Figuring out what profession to focus on requires time and isn’t something that you should take lightly. You’ll need to be sure that it’s the perfect job for you and that the market isn’t overcrowded with those looking for a position. If you aren’t sure about where to take your career, here are a couple of examples to push you in the right direction.

Professional Photographer

Becoming a professional photographer requires a solid understanding of the topic as well as the market related to it. You’ll need to know how to capture a moment and make it into something beautiful that your audience will love to see.
To do that, you’ll first need to learn everything about capturing, editing and using effects, as well as different styles of photography. If you don’t know where to start learning about adding different effects or color manipulation, head on to Sleeklens. Gathering resources and tools like this is always a great way to start your learning experience. For example, if you’re using specific programs to edit your already captured photo, it’s advisable to fully understand how it works before even importing your photo. Proper equipment is also important, but as mentioned above, be mindful of your budget. You’ll also need to make sure that you know how to use your new equipment properly. A clean lens is important for the quality of any photograph as well is the camera maintenance in general. It will help financially in the long run. So there’s a Servicing a professional camera isn’t cheap

Programmer

Learning how to code is like discovering a whole new world and understanding how it intertwines with the reality around us. It can be exhausting at the beginning as you’ve never had contact with any programming language before.
However, once you begin to fathom that this position is on high demand and that you can implement your coding knowledge virtually anywhere, things will be different and you’ll be more motivated to learn. Here’s a tip if don’t know anything about coding – start with popular learning platforms like Linda, Udemy, etc. They have the best learning programs for beginners, as well as advanced users and experts.

Digital Artist

Had a pen or a brush in your hand since you were yay big? If you believe you’re an artist waiting to be discovered, you’ll have to put tremendous work into learning everything about art to prove that assumption. Before you do that, try to pinpoint what type of artist you want to be. Once that’s out of the way, you can start learning. In order to become a digital artist and be able to land a job anywhere, start learning from the beginning.

This includes typography, content, color, shading, lighting, virtually anything that you think you understand regarding digital art. Go over it again or learn everything about it as they will be the foundation of your style and technique. Furthermore, your understanding of these topics determines who you are as an artist in more than one way. So be sure to start your education as soon as possible if you want that dream job.


A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

The founder of Taoism, Lao Tzu, once said this.

By implementing this philosophy to your journey, you’ll start to understand that nothing comes overnight and that you have a long road ahead of you. However, it’s important to motivate yourself properly during this road to continue the good work. Stick to your plan, don’t give up, and always keep your focus on the goal. This will inevitably allow you to reach your destination and get the job of your dreams.

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