Every day, every moment you spend working in a lackluster job can dull the light inside. Little by little you begin to feel distant, sad, and before you know it defeated and depressed because you're doing work you don't believe in or find yourself in the company of people you don't enjoy. That very job which you keep to pay the bills feed off your life and your soul. The cost you pay to work is awfully high and it's time you lift your life and elevate your career. In this week's Sun-day designs I want you to nourish your soul and cultivate your dreams. That doesn’t mean quitting your job on Monday morning it’s about planting the seeds to grow the career you desire right now.
Consider this ratio, for every 40 hours you spend in a job you despise you'll need to spend 10% of that time doing work you do love. That means claiming at least 4 hours a week for your dream career. I'm certain you can find one hour a day to plan, research, practice, and learn more about your chosen career. If you dream of becoming a photographer then take pictures and share them with the world (shout out to a friend who recently put me on to the photographer for Humans of New York). If your dream is to become a chef spend an hour in the kitchen trying new recipes. While you may receive little to no payment for your dream job your more immediate compensation is enrichment for your soul.
Just remember your dream career is your oxygen tank that will keep you from drowning underwater at work. That tank will help you rise to the top when you’re ready. The more you go after your dream and share your talent and skills with the world, the stronger and more resilient you'll get at saving yourself. The question is how much is your life, your sanity, your freedom worth to you? Leave a comment and share how you’re pursing your career dream even while swimming in the abyss.
The life we experience is designed to help us grow. My wish is that you learn from me as much as I learn from you. Share your life lessons and let's build together.