• Erin Fitzpatrick

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Career

So you found something that lights you up. A passion that sets your soul on fire. Sure, you can continue to focus on this passion on the side, keeping it as a hobby or something that you do in your free time OR....

Your passion could be your next career move!

I mean, who doesn't want to spend every day doing what they love? Whatever your situation, you can start taking steps to making this dream a reality, TODAY.

If you are afraid to leave the security of your current job, or you just don't have the confidence to take a leap of faith, I'm here to tell you why you should.

There is no time like the present. Tomorrow isn't promised. Are you going to look back on your life and wish you had taken that step, or made that change? It is more likely that you're going to regret not doing something than regret taking your best shot. When you take action, you can look back and say, "at least I tried," instead of , "I wish I had..."

Life is meant to be lived. Working at a job you hate, waiting for the timing to be just right, is holding you back from achieving your dreams. And if you're struggling to believe you are capable, I'm not sure I can convince you that you are in a single blog post, BUT I can assure you that your lack of confidence and self limiting beliefs are the only thing standing in your way. Are you going to be the one to keep yourself from your dreams? Do you want to stand in your own way? If your answer is no, then you don't need to be more confident or change yourself at all, just step out of your own way and let fate unfold.

Okay, so now you have some reasons why you should do this, now I'm going to tell you how to do it.

I'm not going to tell you to quit your job today, or invest everything you have into your passion. Although that would be awesome, I can understand that might be asking a little much. So all I'm going to ask is that you take the first small step.

What is the first small step?

Well, maybe it is research, networking, brainstorming, budgeting, talking to a bank about a loan, looking into commercial spaces, creating social media pages, signing up for a course, hiring a coach...

It is going to be different for everyone dependent on your specific circumstances and what your passion is.

For me, my passions are yoga and mental health. My first small step was researching and networking to find the right yoga teacher training for me. The next step was signing up for the teacher training. And ever since, I've been putting one foot in front of the other in the direction of my dreams.

I have a passion, and a vision, so the only thing standing between myself and that vision are the steps to get there.

Don't stop taking steps. Keep going. Push yourself towards your goals. There is no exact science. You don't need to be the smartest, most capable, richest, or most confident to turn a dream into reality. You just have to take the first small step....then the next...and the next...and eventually you will get there.

Shout out to everyone pursuing their dreams and working hard to achieve their goals. I see you and admire you. Thank you for being a shining inspiration to me and others.



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