3 Steps To Find A Career You Love

If you’re working a job that you don’t particularly see yourself doing for the rest of your life, how do you make the transition from your 9-to-5 to doing your dream job? How do you find a career you love and would love to do for the rest of your life?

Growing up in a traditional Asian family, education is something that my parents highly valued. They wanted me to go to school for something that will give me a high paying career and secure myself financially in the future. I was presented with a handful of options; become an engineer, doctor, lawyer or accountant. Even at a young age, I knew none of those things really interested me. But because no one in my family knew any better, I went with what’s safe. I decided to follow my Dad’s footsteps and got into the Engineering industry.

find a career that you love

After a long gruelling time in school, I felt relieved to finally graduate and start a career. I had everything that society would define to be successful. I worked at a prestigious Engineering company with a high pay and full benefits. It afforded my a comfortable place, designer clothes and bought me a nice car. All I had to do was keep doing what I was doing for the next 40 years or so and then retire. Then I realized, something was wrong with this plan.

If you’re in the same boat, here are some tips that will help you in the right direction.

3 Steps To Find A Career You Love

Determine Your Destination

If you don’t know where you’re going, then any map will take you there. Figure out what kind of lifestyle you want to live and then work backwards. Once you’ve figured out your end goal and how you want to be spending your days, start exploring business ideas that will support that.

Everyday that I spent at my job, I felt like there’s a small piece of me that’s dying on the inside. It was my passion, my own voice and my purpose. It was being suppressed because I intuitively knew I was supposed to be doing something else.

At the end of your life, what would you want people to say when they come to your funeral? What kind of character would you like them to have seen in you? How about achievements and contributions that would you want them to remember? Figure out the kind of legacy you want to live and act accordingly.

Take Full Responsibility

Just because I was born in a family that didn’t know much about entrepreneurship doesn’t mean I can’t do anything about it. The most powerful thing that both you and I posses is the ability to think. You have the freedom to choose your thoughts, not other people. Do this and you can change your circumstances and conditions.

Being a proactive person means you know how to take initiatives. You understand that you are fully responsible for your own life. You have the ability to take actions and make things happen. Keep your focus on things that are within your control, not the ones where you can do nothing about.

Learn To Prioritize

Figuring out where you want to end up eventually doesn’t stop there. Bold, consistent action is what’s going to move you forward. Everyday you are presented with so many things to do, how do you know which one to pick? You should ask yourself, what’s the one thing you could do on a regular basis that would make a huge impact in your life? Once you figure that out, focus on that. Do not spend anymore time doing unimportant tasks. Set your priorities and become more productive.

About Myke Macapinlac

Myke Macapinlac is the Online Media Manager for the Lifestyle Entrepreneur Blog based from Canada.

He is passionate about inspiring purpose driven action to inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. As a lifestyle entrepreneur himself and a dating coach, he coaches men how to live a life worth inviting others into.

If you want to get to know Myke on a more personal level, say hello to him on his website, Facebook and Twitter.

Comments

  1. Leo Tran Duy Thuyen says:

    This is what I need to read! Thank you for the post! it is really meaningful to me.
    Thank alots ! love this blog
    Leo

    • Hey Leo,

      Where are you at in your journey to entrepreneurship? What are 3 of your biggest frustration today? Be as specific as you can, I might even right an article about it!

      Thanks for connecting!

      Myke

  2. I love this article and I’m actually in the same position, wanting more out of life.
    Many people think that life has a plan for them but life has to be planned by the individual… the only difference between ‘ordinary’ people and people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, so on… these people followed their dream, they got out of their comfort zones and make their dreams a reality and guess what, they have flesh and blood like you and me, eat and sleep and is given the opportunity of a fresh new day like the rest of us. And btw, never allow your age, race or sex become a barrier between you and your dreams.. and remember, every situation is temporary, it is your way of thinking that makes it permanent.. ‘change your mind, change your world’… Everyday is a brand new day… lets make a difference and be the change we want to see and unleash the greatness inside of us.
    Thanks MYKE for inspiring us!

    • Hey Lee,

      Wow, thanks for that amazing response! I appreciate you taking the time to write it. What kinds of exciting things are you currently working on yourself?

      Myke

      • Hey Myke

        Currently I’m pursuing another degree, as I plan on starting my chain of businesses… I believe the quality of a successful entrepreneur lies in the diversity of businesses, never put your eggs in one basket. I’m currently studying in the business field as it will make me better businessman. I want to be able to know everything that will be happening in my company. I have a dream and i want to ensure my employees are up to par as well.. I’m a willie degel or Jon Taffer kinda person making sure my clients receive value for money and high quality customer service, so in a nutshell… I’m preparing for success

  3. Hey Leo,

    Where are you at in your journey to entrepreneurship? What are 3 of your biggest frustration today? Be as specific as you can, I might even right an article about it!

    Thanks for connecting!

    Myke

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