Turn your passion into your dream job

job1Where’s your passion?

Is it in the work that you do on a daily basis? Are you still trying to figure out how to turn that passion into a job? Then you are not alone. There are so many people who go to work and daydream about one day doing what they love to do. They dream about turning that passion into a profitable business for themselves and their families. And then there are those who aren’t in it for the money. They just want to do what makes them happy or what would bring some happiness to someone else. A true passion is something that you would do even if you didn’t get paid. Not everything is about monetary satisfaction. There is satisfaction in knowing that you have a peace of mind and you are doing what makes you happy.

I once met a woman when I was a teenager who could sew without even having a pattern. She would make dresses for young girls for proms, homecomings, and even weddings sometimes. When I asked her why she charged so little to do so much work, she simply said, “I have a passion for making beautiful dresses. I know that many of these girls would not be able to get a dress like the ones I make, so I make their dreams come true for less than what the stores would charge them.” This woman made dresses for most of the young girls in the neighborhood where I grew up. She was able to do exactly what she had a passion to do. Later I learned that she was fired from a store after working there for 25 years because they found out she couldn’t stand for long periods of time any more. She worked in a store selling fine clothes.

So think about it for a while. Stop and think about what you would do if you could be paid to work where your heart is. Think about how wonderful it would feel if you could work and get paid to do your true calling. This is possible and so many people know this to be true. But the bottom line is that you must have faith and believe that the impossible is possible. Believe that you could turn your passion into your dream job and live the life you were meant to live. Believe in miracles; I know I do. And as always remember, stay focused, stay determined, and keep striving for greatness.

Penny Jones-Richardson is a published author and life coach. She can be found at or contacted via email at

September 17, 2013
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