Identifying Your Passions in Search of Your Dream Career

Part of the Your Dream Career For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Evidence of your passions is in front of you every day. Use the passions that bring you alive to find your dream career. Use the following filters to follow the clues to find your passions and interests:

  • Listen for a change in your voice: When your speech quickens, your conversations about a topic are long, or you’re insistent about the value of a topic, you are on the trail of a passion.

  • Notice your excitement level: When your excitement picks up, pay attention to what you’re doing.

  • Track your curiosity: When you have a desire to know more, follow the thread.

  • Visit memory lane: Consider fascinations you’ve had since you were a kid.

  • Notice how you help others: Think about things you do for others.

  • Recognize a sense of mission: Notice when a past experience gives you a vision of what could be different.

  • Catalog the tools you love to use: What you enjoy using in your work and play can lead you to your passions.

  • Spot your natural talents: Claim the skills you do without thinking.

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