What is something you really enjoy? Did you know there are thousands of people making money doing what you love every day? Did you know there isn't really much of a difference between you.
Whatever you like doing, you should make it a part of your identity. There are millions of people out there who are doing exactly what they love. There are even more people wishing they could do something that someone else is doing and the person actually doing it is not enjoying it. If you want to make a career out of something and someone else in it does not, you are going to get more out of it than they will.
If reading is your thing, you should have a career that has you reading. If you read fast, you're career can involve research. If you read a little slower, but just enjoy reading in general, you can make it part of what you do. Did you know there are thousands of people in every language who have careers that involve reading books to others?
If you love to run, you can start an exclusive running club that has you running every day. It could partner with non-profit organizations and pay you a decent income and have you traveling around the world running with local groups wherever you are. You can strap a helmet cam on and track your runs through interesting places and post it on YouTube and millions of people from around the world will watch and share the videos.
If you love music, but don't know how to play an instrument, you can have an exclusive promotional website for bands you like. Basically, whatever you are in to, you can do it. One hundred years ago, you had to work for a major company to make a decent living. Now the internet allows you to work from home doing what you love and getting paid well for it.
Just a few days ago, I found out there is a man in his 70's who plays video games and posts videos on the internet. He has millions of people watching his videos and watching him play games live online! There is another person I read about who promotes one song he likes with a picture every day and it funds his travelling around the world 365 days a year!
If they can do it, so can you! It's time to pick your thing and stop picking what will pay you well. The money is NOT going to make you happy if you had to lose your soul to get it. Do what you love and you can be more than happy and also make good money. Those who do what they love often get paid more than those who don't.
Let me know what you guys think in the comments.
Martin J Glennon