Before you can start searching for or creating your dream job, you need to understand WHAT your dream job IS. For me personally a dream job includes the freedom that comes along with working for yourself, as well as not being fixated to one location. But how to find out which job to choose?
A dream job should be a job that you are passionate about, that keep you awake in the nights fantasizing about the work you will be doing the next day and get you jumping up from the bed in the morning with a smile; well, jumping up at least. Ok this passion will probably not last forever, but then you already know how to find your next dream job and can just change your path again.
Let’s get started! To find your dream job, start with answering these questions one by one:
- What gives me meaning? What provides me with a sense of purpose?
- What gives me pleasure? What do I enjoy doing?
- What are my strengths? What am I good at?
Finished? Now is the time to start thinking about how they can be combined. For example if you ENJOY meeting travelers and feel a PURPOSE of helping the local community while your STRENGTHS are socializing and getting people together, then one dream job for you could be to start a hostel where a part of the income goes back to projects in the community.
One great advantage with starting your own company is that you can usually do it step by step parallel to your current every day job. When business start coming in, go down to half time on your regular job and finally quit it when you feel ready. So if you are tired of your job, what is your excuse not to start building your new dream life NOW? It might take some effort in the beginning, but think of how big the reward is!