Finding Your Niche

Why are there so much stress and unhappiness in the work force? One reason is that 95% of workers never find their niche. Most of them drift through life taking whatever job they can get. Although one can make a living in this manner, it would be much more enjoyable and profitable to find what fits your talents.

The trouble is that many don't have a clue what they want to do. It is impractical to try every position. The first thing you need to do is evaluate your talents and what is attractive to you. Investigate the abilities needed for the jobs that appeal to you. Talk to people in those jobs to get a feel for them.

Technical schools do a good job training students to do the work, but if that job ever becomes obsolete you would have to start over. A good college education gives a broad enough education that you can change occupations without too much sweat. If you have to continue working, perhaps you could go to night school, get on the job training, or opt for a correspondence course. If you are in a position to afford college, take courses that relate to the jobs you are interested in. Narrow the field so that you can focus on what best fits your talents. Some fields are related and a knowledge of the basics permits you to move from one to the other.

If you can't go to college, a technical school is the next best thing. The best schools provide hands on experience with what you will be working with, on the job. Correspondence courses give you the facts and may provide kits for some experience. Unfortunately, you sometimes have questions that are difficult to get explained by mail. What you have pondered for months could be explained in a moment in a resident school. Some first go to college and then to a technical school.

You need to do what you have a passion for. Focus on the one thing you want to do and use your energy to learn all you can about it and become an expert. You feel much less stress if you love your work. If you hate your job, it is as if you have lead shoes. If you love it, it's like you are floating on air. The key to becoming an expert in any field is to find a mentor. You need someone to take you under their wing and show you the ropes. Sometimes a fellow worker who has experience can show you what you are doing wrong and explain what you don't understand.

You may want to try your hand at an internet business. This has many advantages, but it's not for everyone. Being the owner of a business means that you are in charge of everything. Some can function in this manner, but many don't know how to handle a broad scope of authority. In this case you may be better off specializing in one area of work.

Use your imagination. Discover what you have a passion for and reach for the stars. Taking whatever position you can find, is more stressful and much less thrilling, than following your dream. Develop a single chief aim to train for the job you want, and be the best you can be.

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Lynn Bradley is also the author of the paperback book, "Climbing the Heavenly Stairs." Life is more than the job you have and the things you possess. Discover what the master teacher said about living life to the full. If you are one of his, you don't have to rely on yourself, you can depend on him. Read what he taught about accomplishing seemingly impossible things. Learn how to get the feel of your faith. Click on the following link for more information.

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