In this modern day in age, I constantly hear people say “I would love to do __________ but I have to have a real job?” I am not sure how a ‘real job’ took on the meaning of leaving out your passions, hopes and your dreams. The truth of the matter is your ‘real job’ is fulfilling your purpose and what makes you happy.
The concept of doing something you love while getting paid to do it takes time and work. Many people stick with lukewarm jobs in which they aren’t happy with, or even full on hate for months, even years without taking action. That action to follow your purpose comes with a massive amount of work that is well worth it in the end. It is possible to find a job that pays you a decent amount but is it really fulfilling your purpose? Do you feel like you’ve followed that dream you’ve always been longing? If you’ve answered yes, then awesome! If you’ve said no, then get to work on your REAL job.
Do you see where I am going within this crazy blogger rant? We all know that anything you truly want takes some sort of work. We need to stop downplaying our dreams and put the real work into what we want. Yes, sometimes we have to work another job to fund and launch what you wish to be doing. This takes a lot of energy and you should be pooped, but just think about how much more fulfilled you are.
I am still in the beginning stages of entrepreneurship and take on side projects that come to me from blogging and I love every moment of it. There are so many wonderful people out there that work a full-time gig and pursue their personal passion driven work at the same time. We need to consider this work our ‘real job’. It is completely doable and realistic. What is keeping you from being one of those wonderful people?
So many people psych themselves out due to the concept of needing a ‘real job’. It’s never an easy balance of paying gig vs. a life of passion. It can definitely drive you nuts but what is life if it’s not full of nuts? Once you get your brain right, the concept can become quite simple, I didn’t say EASY but simple. With the proper system in place, you could be captain of the Starship Enterprise. That’s right, you can be Captain Kirk!
It’s time to bring on the discipline. To make your dream job your real job, it comes with a carefully carved out schedule. Get used to making a very clear daily to-do list. It’s a simple switch of making your ‘side/dream business’ your primary business. We need to keep in our minds that this is the most important ‘job’, no matter how tired, how annoyed, or how frustrating it can be. We will rest when we are retired, and that time isn’t now. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t feel slightly overwhelmed or scared but the only way out is through, darlings. Most if not all successful and fulfilled people have done this before me and will continue to do so.
Once you get your priorities together, put a ring on it! Well, I mean, sort of? It’s time to commit! Committing to anything takes a shit ton of planning and patience. The faster your dream becomes a reality, the more it is going to need your attention. You begin to tighten up your focus a bit more which leads to more work but don’t worry, it is definitely all doable and manageable. If we let the amount of work get to us, it will never get done. You need to commit to the work and know that it is truly what you want to be doing. But a ring on your passion, till death do you part.
If you’re sitting there reading this and agreeing with everything and feel totally motivate, AWESOME! But let’s be real, it’s pretty hard to be a self motivator most of the time, especially when you know it’s going to require tons and tons of work. Share your goals with supportive people and get yourself an accountability homie. This accountability homie will step in during those times where you can’t quiet your inner demons of self-induced struggles. These struggles prevent you from getting any work done and they happen to the best of us. We are used to being told what to do and when to do it. It starts in grade school and continues into adulthood but we need to flip the switch and see that we are the authority over our destiny. It’s hard work learning to take yourself seriously and that’s okay. Your accountability homie will step in to help you get over yourself. Not sure whom you want your homie to be? Find someone that is doing something similar to you and become each other’s homies. Your partnership will be number one in the hood and you will see amazing results within your workload.
When are we going to stop shitting on our dreams? If you have a passion and want to make it your life, there is nothing more inspirational and wonderful. It’s possible to be a dreamer and a worker. There will be a moment when you’re asking yourself why are you working yourself silly and have self doubt.These thoughts are normal and part of your incredible journey. Know why you’re putting the work in and that it is carrying you through the finish line of your truth. Your real job is bringing light and love to the universe through the passion in which you have for life. We must never forget this and as always…