Some children know exactly what they want to be when they grow up. Over time, however, things change. Children grow up into adults and after high school and college, they have been exposed to new things since they were children. Then the real world sets in. Student loans have to be paid, weddings occur, rent and mortgages have to be paid and children, let’s just say, are expensive.
The unemployment rate is at an all time low; however, very few college graduates are working in the field that they actually studied for and for which they have obtained degrees – about 27%. Yes, college grads are working, and although some are working in their chosen field, some are working in other fields where opportunities were presented, and some are underemployed, working to make ends meet.
We all have innate gifts, talents and abilities. Some people can naturally sing well and may have never taken singing lessons. Some are very good with numbers and can solve complex math problems in which others can only look on with admiration and amazement. Some people are extremely organized and others super creative. There are those who cook exceptionally well. The list goes on and on.
What are you naturally good at? Hone in on those skills and create additional opportunities for yourself, in addition to your current career. It is a good thing to have more than one stream of income. It may start out as a hobby at first, but if you love to cook and are good at it, consider doing some catering. You never know where it could lead you.
Seek within and realize what fulfills you and makes your juices flow. What are you passionate about? You’ll be surprised of the hidden talent lying dormant. Awaken those gifts, talents and abilities and excel! The sky is the limit!