I find it hard to believe that God would give someone a talent for shaking her assets in the manner some music video girls do, but then again they do it so well that it’s hard to argue against that being their talent. It’s quite something watching someone do what they appear to have been born to do, whatever it may be and fortunately for some people in this world they seem to have successfully found a way to monetise their talents.
I truly believe the pursuit of a monetisation channel to attach to one’s God-given talent should be a lifelong commitment – a commitment which many people give up on way too quickly. Sometimes it’s by no fault of their own since society seems to have a scripted role for everyone, but unfortunately for every one of those roles there are many men and women.
So how do you go about breaking out of that mould then and going along on your path to defining what you’re all about? How to you go about finding your thing?
Subtract the money factor for a second
I know, I know – this is definitely as impractical as it suggests, but it’s every bit as important to the cause if you are to find yourself in a place that you really enjoy being in, career-wise. There are few feelings in this life which are better than feeling like you belong exactly where you are and the path to that wonderland starts with taking off your practicality hat for just a second.
So what you need to do is forget all about money and think about the one thing (or a few things) you would spend your days doing if you had all the money in the world. I’m not talking about things that purely involve spending money, like going shopping or anything of that sort. The novelty of going out shopping as an example would wear off in any case a few months after you won the lottery or anything like that, so think about what you would be drawn to doing naturally.
Now put your practical hat back on
I purposely left it hanging with the “finding your passion” step because I’ll revisit that later when everything comes together to make sense, but the next step is indeed to put your practicality hat back on. You now have to think about what path your existing career has led you down or indeed just think about what the opportunities you’re presented with have in store for you.
Pick the most practical of these…
Bring these two considerations together
This is how the likes of legal professionals like Joshua Goldstein come into being, that being killing it in an industry which many people might otherwise find hard to believe one could be passionate about. As is the case with this leading immigration lawyer, it’s a matter of a meeting of your practical career prospects with your one true passion. It’s up to you to find the link and you don’t even have to look too hard to actually find it.
Goldstein is simply a legal professional whose passion for making a difference in people’s lives led him into a career in immigration law, with his passion for making a difference in his immediate community favouring a stable and solid family life in particular.