Step 1: What am I good at?
List down your skills and strengths below:
Step 2: What I love?
List down your interest – think ‘Create / Build / Do’
Step 3: Finding your passion.
Look through Step 1 and Step 2 earlier to find overlapping or connected area that allows you to identify your passion (skill + interest).
Step 1 : Writing · Editing · Information gathering
Step 2 : Writing · Psychology
The example above shows writing as an overlapping skill and as well as interest (it’s a clear assumption in this case) – passion can be seen in writing.
We also see the connecting skill to the interest such as writing and psychology thus showing a passion for writing psychology related materials. There is no definitive way to look at this but to find a comfortable click to your passion based on your own skills and interests.
Step 4: What does the world need?
Instead of focusing on a larger than life concept, focus on small changes that you can contribute to your local community or organisation. List them down below:
Step 5: Mission
Look through your list in Step 2 and Step 4 to find a connective area, allowing you to give back to your local communities (interest + need).
Step 6: I get paid to?
List down your source of income or what you can do to get paid:
Step 7: Vocation
Refer to Step 4 and Step 6 which can help you identify a vocation that allows you to earn and give back to society at the same time (need + get paid).
Step 8: Profession
To identify your profession, look at the skills you listed in Step 1 and how you can get paid in Step 6 (skill + get paid).
Once you have completed the steps above; combine the (Passion + Mission + Vocation + Profession) and you’ll have a good idea of what your ideal career might look like or be.
© Bia Rahman