1. Take action on your hobby
People who successfully turn a passion into a career start by working some part on their hobby over and above the job they already have. They find ways to put time into their passion RN while they figure out the bigger picture goal. Some ideas: blog about your obsession, teach it, sell it at your local market, volunteer to give talks about it at public events, start building your own business website. Even 15 minutes a day on your hobby is building on your dream.
2. Study your passion
Let’s say you love seeing your naturopath and you secretly dream of having a life like hers. You’d have your own practice, maybe a line of your own herbal medicines one day… but you have no idea how to begin. Endeavour College of Natural Health provide Bachelor of Health Science Degrees in the complementary medicine sector where you’ll learn everything you need to graduate and be ready to start working in your chosen field. Your studies will include everything from science to diagnostic techniques to clinical practice. Find out more at endeavour.edu.au
3. Figure out a financial plan
Before your passion becomes your job, you’ll probably need to work other jobs to finance your business. But don’t let that put you off. You can create a 6-month, 12 months and 5-year plan that eventuates into your passion becoming how you spend the majority of your time. It’s a process. Make annual, monthly, weekly and daily financial goals (which could include applying for a start-up or small business loan or seeking investors) to get you where you want to be.
4. Grill people in your industry
Grab a pen and paper and go and interview as many people as you can who have a career that’s similar to the one you want. Ask them how they got started. How much money they make. What mistakes they made. Where they gained experience and how they promoted themselves. Use your research to figure out a vision of your new career and your list of goals, both small and huge and what you can get started on today.