How to Turn Your Hobby into a Career
We all know that most part of our lives is spent in the office. We work on weekdays and relax on weekends. Thus comes into the picture turning your hobby into your career so that you could enjoy most part of your life. As it is rightly quoted by Marc Anthony that “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life”. Below are given 5 measures that you can use to turn your hobby into your career.
1. Choose Wisely
The first step of turning your hobby into your career is to choose your hobby wisely. There might be plenty of things which you may like to do but you must choose to do the one which is not just a hobby but is more of a passion of yours. Something that makes you wake up in the morning, something that gives you the kick, something that brings you the inner joy and satisfaction that we all really do seek all the time. Know that as Kahlil Gibran has said “Work is love made visible!” you must choose the work which you really do love as anything done half-heartedly only spreads bitterness all around.
2. Gain Expertise
Once you have decided your field of real interest the next step is to gain expertise in that field. It is said by Maya Angelou that “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”
This quote is all gaining expertise is about. As in order to generate money out of your hobby, it has to be really good enough so that people may become compelled to look at your work. Artists like painters who are really good at it get their paintings showcased in museums and people from all around the world come, see and adore it. Know that there is no competition for people who walk the extra mile. There is always room for the top.
3. Ask the Expert
It is very important that you may take the guidelines of the people who are already experts in your field so that you can learn from their experience and so that you could choose to go in the correct direction. Legends leave their legacy behind, their success stories inspire millions of people to rise above from their struggles, read success stories of the people who have found wide success in your field and learn from them so that your efforts may not go in vain and may bring to you the desired fruit.
4. Plan things out
Once you have known the resources from which you can acquire the knowledge you need to plan things out to shift from your previous career into your new career. Plan things out in advance so that you may know what steps you need to take to execute your decision. Take into consideration all the risks into account. For example:- It might be possible that when you shift your career you may need to stay unemployed for a couple of months until you get placed in your field of interest, do planning in advance for that so that you may have a well-secured backup for the same.
Also Read: The Major Difference Between Passion and Hobby
5. Taking the Step
Finally comes the time when you have sorted all things out and you are only left with the execution part. You know there is a deep-down fear present in all of us which holds us back whenever we try to implement a decision. We get stuck in a dilemma to decide whether our chosen path is gonna bear fruit or is gonna perish. At that time we need to have the courage to take the risk and we need to take a leap of faith on our step taken as for only hard work is in our hands rest all, almighty will take care of god willingly.
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