Not sure what your calling is? You are not alone. The twentysomething years of many of our favorite and most respected entrepreneurs did not start in a glamorous corner office at that investment bank in NYC. Many started out feeling exactly how you do right now. The people who are running the world now were college drop outs, retail store workers, athletes, teachers or nerds who followed their heart and passions to success. If you don’t believe me, I highly recommend that you go get yourself a copy of the book “Road Trip Nation” for inspiration.
If you can relate to any thing I’ve blogged about so far, please go to a local Target today and get yourself a cute small notebook. This is your new friend. Carry it in that fake Fendi Spy Bag you bring to your underpaying office job every day. When you think of a great idea, write it down. When you are inspired by a client, a thought, or someone you meet on the El, write it down. See a cool news story or blog article while you were killing time Friday afternoon? Print it out and store it in your notebook.
If you are considering getting on anti-depressants solely to make it through the work week, start setting some goals girlfriend. Use your notebook to plan your next move, write down what you want, and do research on new career paths.
You’d be shocked to see how helpful this notebook will come to be as the random thoughts, ideas, passions and career paths fill up the pages. Your notebook allows you to see things on paper as an outsider, instead of being all in your head. Therefore you can more clearly define patterns of good and bad in order to move into the next chapter of your life.
Finding your passion may be right in front of you, but that doesn’t mean you are going to see it right away. Don’t be discouraged, keep on dreaming.