In general, the majority of professionals do not claim to have their dream job. In many cases, this stems from numerous people simply not knowing what their dream job is, unsure of how their talents and skill sets can manifest a position that brings the utmost personal happiness and job satisfaction. John Labunski, a celebrated financial radio talk show host and entrepreneur, is beyond thrilled to have found his true calling in life, helping people plan for their retirement with safety and as little risk as humanly possible. He enjoys knowing that he is actively helping people build a solid foundation for their futures, and he recommends to all professionals who haven’t yet found their dream job to consider the following:
- Think about who your greatest professional role models are, and identify what it is that has made them so successful. Think deeply about how they function in their profession, how they view themselves in their line of work, and begin to think of yourself in this light. How can you follow their example?
- Discover what it is that you truly love and think about how that translates into a career. Are you working a desk job, but you are ultimately passionate about photography? Backpacking? Music? It’s not always possible to simply take photos, backpack across the country, or perform live and still make ends meet. Therefore, you must figure out a framework for your passions to thrive in a way that will ensure a paycheck each month. Work as a newspaper photographer, as a backpacking instructor and wilderness guide, or at a music production company, for example.
- At all costs, don’t let go of your dream. Do whatever it takes, even if it means living with less until you can figure out a successful plan to make your professional dreams come true.