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Having trouble finding a career path? If you’re like me, you want to feel excited and inspired to work. You want a career in which you can thrive, not just a job that pays the bills to survive. I know the struggle of feeling lost career-wise. I was in that place for years; a place of anxiety, dissatisfaction, and confusion. But not anymore!

In this article, I’ll reveal two actual legit reasons why you may be having trouble finding a career path- reasons you may not have considered, along with real solutions to help you find your way. I’ll also describe how I finally obtained my ideal career. Let’s get right to it!

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Having trouble finding a career path?

Why am I having trouble finding a career?

I know I’ve asked myself this question many times in the past. It can feel frustrating, and downright painful to not have fulfilling work to do. Let’s talk about two very possible answers as to why you are having trouble finding the right career.

Reason #1: Your ideal career doesn’t exist at this point in time because it hasn’t been invented yet.

Human collective consciousness is on fire!

Everything is moving at lightning speed; technology, attitudes, ideals. New organizations, businesses, and companies are forming every day.

It makes sense that one reason you can’t find the right career path is that your ideal employer or career does not yet exist!

Kinda cool to think about, right?

Let this possibility bring you hope and inspiration. You may just be the (fill-in-the-blank) of the future!

The career options you see before you are not written in stone. They are not “all there is.” New opportunities are opening up daily.

Related: 52 Journal Prompts For Personal Development {Plus Free Printable Worksheet!}

Keep your eyes open, have patience, and trust that you will find your way and have your ideal lifestyle. Keep actively seeking your personal happiness and remain chill about it because it may be just over the horizon. 

How to remain open and aware of new career opportunities:

  • Stay current on trends in the arts. Know what’s popular in fashion, art, design, cuisine, etc.
  • Read, read, read.
  • Try new things. Step out of your comfort zone.
  • Let go of the fear of failure. You have to make mistakes to learn. Nobody’s perfect!
  • Release control and urgency- Trust more in the flow of life, God or whatever spiritual mindset works for you.
  • Take action- Take a chance, take a risk, and live your life. Don’t know if something is right for you? Try it and find out!
  • Have a positive growth mentality- A positive growth mindset is a combination of accepting learning curves, being kind to yourself as you learn, taking action, and believing in yourself.
  • Journal and meditate.
  • Think about quantum physics more- Quantum physics has proven that the act of observing particles affects what those particles do. This suggests that you can create your own reality by how you view things. Or that as your perceptions about the world start to change, the world around you changes as well.

Reason #2: Your career destiny is entrepreneurial in nature.

Consider that maybe your ideal career can’t be found because you have to invent it. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur at heart and haven’t fully realized it!

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Consider that maybe your ideal career can’t be found because you have to invent it. Maybe you’re an entrepreneur at heart and haven’t fully realized it!

If you’re reading this and feel a thrill of recognition, then rejoice! It’s a relief when you finally understand you’re a natural-born boss. Not because it’s easy to be an entrepreneur, but because the possibilities are endless!

Related: 25 Journal Prompts for Success and a Positive Growth Mindset {Plus Free Printable Worksheet.}

Endless possibilities are why I love being a blogger and an Etsy seller! With blogging, I can write what I love. I can teach and help others with my blog, and be creative with my words and images. In the future, I look forward to expanding my blog-related passive income streams with online courses and ebooks, too! It’s just a matter of time…

On Etsy, (which is super easy to set up shop with and FREE to join,) I sell art prints. Both printable art and gold foil art prints. I also just added T-shirts, woo-hoo! Check out my shop right here.

If you want to start your own blog. I use and recommend Bluehost for my web hosting, which is usually only $3.95/mo unless you catch a sale. (Included free domain name and free WordPress one-click installation.)

The importance of having fun for career success:

When searching for your ideal career or business, notice who’s doing what that you’d like to be doing.

Who’s having the fun you want to have? The YouTuber filming her own funny stunts? The bestselling author creating amazing fantasies? The real estate mogul showing gorgeous properties?

To be happy and successful, you must have FUN, otherwise, you may as well go work any old where.

FUN and joy and interest in your work will keep your fire lit. That’s why you MUST figure out what you love to work on, no matter how long it takes. Figuring that out is a commitment in itself. Don’t give up on it.

Gaining skills and making time to start a business:

You may think you don’t have the skills, the time, the confidence, or the energy to create a career you love from scratch. Not True.

We live in a time of bountiful free information and amazing opportunity. So if you don’t have the skills then go online and learn them.

You may want to check out Skillshare, an amazing online learning platform with classes on EVERYTHING, from Amazon selling to Etsy and more, for around $8.25/mo. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

What about the money to start a business? It depends. You could try an entrepreneurial venture with low start-up costs, such as blogging, or you could take out a loan for what you need.

Whatever you choose, go forth thoughtfully while simultaneously embracing the unknown with courage.

Know this about entrepreneurial success:

The most important thing to realize about starting your own business is this: The entrepreneurial path is a commitment. It’s also a lifestyle, a mindset, and an honored path.

The number one thing that holds us back is fear of failure. But every successful entrepreneur will tell you that failure is the root of success! It’s pretty rare to have immediate success with no failure, so please don’t get discouraged!

I truly believe that when you take a chance, even if you fail, you still win because you took that chance.

With every bold move you make, you develop authentic knowledge, confidence, and skills.

You will eventually find success if you don’t give up on your dreams. You will keep learning, growing, and refining your business. You will enjoy the deep satisfaction of being successful as an entrepreneur. It’s only a matter of time, patience, persistence. Keep going.

A story for anyone who’s having trouble finding a career path:

It took me many years of dabbling with side hustles (creating art, jewelry, selling in shops, craft fairs, writing, selling on eBay,) along with sooo many different jobs, from waitressing to retail to Nursing…it goes on and on… to get to where I am now.

I was working as a Nurse when I had my first child. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay at home with her until my second child was born. But then I had to make a choice about going back to work.

I was contemplating going back to work as a Nurse. But truthfully, I didn’t want to. I decided that to be happy I absolutely HAD to be self-employed. It was then that I discovered blogging, and I was like YASSSSS! (How else can I put it? LOL!) I decided to get serious, and make a commitment to the entrepreneurial path. Thankfully, I was blessed to have the support of my husband.

There were clues that starting a blogging business was right for me:

  • I like working alone and I’m an introvert. Group projects= my worst nightmare.
  • I’ve always been a writer, mostly in a journal.
  • As a freshman in college, I joined the student paper and my very first article made the front page! I was amazed that my writing would be considered good enough. (Though I promptly quit because I hated interviewing people and chasing stories around campus.)
  • In college, I used to enjoy writing research papers and think If only someone would pay me to write these but I didn’t have to do any boring research. And now that’s exactly what I do blogging!!! Amazing! (And BTW, I do research for my articles sometimes, but it’s never boring!)

Finding Clues to Your Ideal Career:

To discover your ideal career path, take inventory. Look for patterns. Experiment. Try new things. Don’t flippin’ settle for boring, limited, or unfulfilling!

Keep chasing whatever interests you. At the same time, know that you have to work hard and take positive action in the direction of your dreams. You must take action to find your happiness.

Know that your ideal career exists at some point in time, you just need to get to that point in time. Give a shout-out to your future self and ask her for some words of advice.

You may have to do some inner work. Like forgiving yourself for past mistakes, or for feeling confused about what to do. Find your personal blocks and work on dissolving them.

Sometimes life gets in the way, too. Things happen that are out of our control. Or we make decisions, such as starting families and prioritize those decisions first. Everyone has their own timeline and life path.

Realize that you have unique gifts to share with the world, but you may have to push yourself to discover those gifts. I always suggest brainstorming, journaling, and reading other people’s stories for guidance.

Finally, consider this statement made by successful entrepreneur Steve Chou of mywifequitherjob.com:

“Everyone knows enough about something to teach something to someone.”

Yes, Steve, exactly! You don’t need to be “the best” at something to have your ideal career. You don’t have to be an expert to help other people, which is what so many jobs are about; service. No matter what career you want, no matter your level of experience in that field, you can contribute your unique self in any job you do!

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Concluding Thoughts:

If you’re having trouble finding a career path and you’re feeling stressed, take a breather.

It’s Ok if you haven’t yet “discovered your passion.” We are living on the brink of so much new technology! Unthinkable new opportunities open up daily.

We are living in a time period of amazing opportunity. Think of the fact that there was no Uber, Instagram, Etsy, Shopify, etc. 10- 20 years ago. What’s going to exist in 1-10 years? You don’t know and neither do I, so let’s keep our eyes wide open.

If you want to find your ideal career path, then make the commitment.

  • Get creative.
  • Brainstorm.
  • Research.
  • Educate yourself.
  • Observe society.
  • Keep your eyes open.
  • Positive growth mindset.
  • Try new things & take a chance.
  • Be brave.

Finally, here’s a secret: You’re as successful as you tell yourself you are.

If you mess up, instead of being down on yourself, you can claim success via the experience. Because if you can feel good about your own integrity in trying to live your best life, you are successful.

If you believe in yourself, you win. Even if you feel you haven’t reached your full potential, you can still claim your success and give yourself grace. No one can tell you how to feel about where you’re at in life.

Bottom line: If you’re a dabbler, or having trouble finding a career path, never feel bad about it. You’re not flakey or a flop.

What you are is creative and smart. You’re not one to settle. You’re discovering life and experimenting with possibility. Be proud of yourself for where you are now! 

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