4 Steps to Following Your Dreams (Without Falling Flat on Your Face)

jump“When to Jump” author Mike Lewis says you should pay attention to your daydreams because they might just be nudging you toward a leap into your ideal job.

Author: Anne Fisher
Source: Monster

Two years out of an Ivy League college, 24-year-old Mike Lewis snagged a high-paying job with Bain Capital Ventures, a finance arm of prestigious consulting firm Bain & Co. He knew he should be happy. After all, only a tiny percentage of candidates for jobs like this are chosen, so getting hired at the firm, he says, was “like winning the lottery.”

Yet, an avid and skilled squash player, Lewis found himself spending more and more time “staring at the wall” in his office, daydreaming about quitting his job to play squash. “What you have in mind is absolutely crazy,” said a friend to whom he confided his secret wish. “But there’s a difference between crazy and stupid.”

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3 Steps for Finding Your Perfect Job, Career, and Life

dream-jobAuthor: Louis Efron
Source: Forbes

Finding your perfect job, career and life may be easier said than done, but with strong commitment, focus and effort it is possible. Luckily, your return on investment should far outweigh the toil.

What would you give to have your perfect job, career, and life?

People who are happiest and most fulfilled live what is the perfect job, career and life for them. This does not mean living their life would be perfect for you. Like a snowflake, perfection is defined individually. It is achievable for anyone willing to put the effort into defining, discovering and pursuing it.

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What on Earth Are You Waiting For?

dreamAuthor: Ruby Lowe
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Are you constantly telling yourself that if things were a little different, you could do great things? Meanwhile, are other people forever telling you how much potential you harness?

If you ever find yourself daydreaming about a different career, living in a different city or traveling more, it’s time to get your motivation up off the ground and get going. We’ve all found ourselves longing for more at times, whether it’s relating to work or our personal lives. Sometimes these daydreams can seem just like that, a dream you have to pass the day; something very unbelievable and completely unrealistic. But did you know there’s a secret tip to actually getting things you want? It’s simple: just do it. 

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What to Avoid When Figuring Out Your New Career

dreamAuthor: Zoë B
Source: Huffington Post

If you’re anything like me, trying to figure out your ideal career can be a mixture of pain and confusion. It’s like a long dark rabbit hole. Such an overwhelming question to try and answer.

Having gone through the process myself (and assisting a tonne of other people to do it too), I’ve learned a lot over the past few years, and I’d love to share one of the things that I’ve seen helps the most. Because hopefully, this will make your quest just a little easier.

What I have noticed is this; when we try to think about such an overwhelming question on our own, we tend to get in our own way. We put too much pressure on ourselves and wind up blocking a lot of our own inner knowledge. Things get confusing and don’t make much sense anymore.

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6 Pieces of Advice That Make The Jump Possible

JUMPAuthor: Abigail Ogilvy Holden
Source: Huffington Post

I left a job and steady salary to take time off and find a way to follow my passion as an owner of a Contemporary Art Gallery. In the year I spent opening my business, I found myself in more unexpected scenarios than I could have ever imagined. My motto became: “Don’t plan, close your eyes and jump, and enjoy every moment of it.” In just 14 months between leaving my job and opening the gallery, I worked as a cashier at a family run hardware store, became the General Manager of two Italian restaurants, opened a pizza shop, brushed up on my Spanish, learned to appreciate homemade pasta, lived in New York, and made friends from all walks of life. The journey isn’t always planned, so open your eyes and allow the unexpected come your way.

10 Ways to Shine in your Dream Job Interview

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Author: CJ Goulding
Source: Lifehack

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked younger me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or its adult counterpart, “What are you going to do with your degree?” I would be sitting in the middle of one of Forbes’ lists of the richest people in the world. Every single person has a dream job in mind, and although the particular job may change from age 12 to age 22, we spend our lives preparing for that special opportunity to arise. Now it’s 2014, and you have been called to come in for that dream job interview. So here are some tips to ace that interview and get the job you’ve been hoping for and working towards.

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