There is a quote I came across a few years ago that sums it up superbly: “The goal in life is to take all the things that made you weird as a kid, and get someone to pay you for them when you’re older.”—David Freeman
There are lots of books out there that can help you find the perfect career. But the best advice I can give is to think of all the things you love and all the things you are good at; then, think of all the things you hate and all the things you find difficult.
FInally, examine a host of different carreer paths and make note of the ones that get you closer to the former and further from the latter. If you don’t find anything…well, then you’ll just have to create a new career and “get someone to pay you for it.”
...I want to take on some different areas. Among these are writing articles for magaznies, writing short stories, writing resumes and coverletters, travel writing and perhaps a novel, here and there.
I also want to expand the copywriting to include internal marketing departments for companies, as well as vendors like printers, radio and TV stations, etc.
1. Use the SMART guidelines to turn things into actual goals
2. As soon I post a new THING, write an entry detailing the steps I will need to take to do that THING.
3. Make sure at least one of those steps is something I can do immediately to create momentum out of the initial desire.
4. Turn each step into a new THING
5. If the THING is a step of another THING, make a note of it in an entry.