Here it is, my first post!
Movies, Music, Dance, Musical, and Theatre were the first things that I wrote down. Next were: Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, News, Society, Charity work, Photography, Marketing, Health and Languages. I could even name a few more. But these were the ones that I wrote down when I was asked to write down my interests/passion.
It was at a Seminar ‘Live your Life Mission’ (‘Leef je Levensmissie’ in Dutch) which I attended on a Saturday in November. |Trainer of the Seminar: Arnout Visscher|
What is your goal, your mission? What matters to you? And how are you going to make sure that you are doing the things that you actually want to do? These were the main topics of the Seminar. Throughout the day we made excercises and had interactive discussions in smaller groups. At the end of the day we all had to imagine we were 92 years old and write a letter to a friend. The letter will be send to our home address in 9 months.
I attended this Seminar because I have so many different interests and I don’t know what I exactly want. Since I graduated, I always wanted to find my dream job. And likely this dream job at least contains one of the interests which I wrote down. Currently I am working as a Brand Manager, so Marketing is covered. I have great colleagues and I am slowly getting more and more responsibilities. But there is something inside of me that feels that this isn’t enough. Is it because my job has nothing to do with my other interests? Then again, why should these interests relate to my job? Life is not only about your career. On the other hand, there are enough examples of people doing what they love, who turned their passion into a career. So, why can’t I?
What I learned is that your life mission is not a destination, it’s a process, a journey on which your goals and dreams might change along the way. One important advice at the Seminar was: Start by spending 10 percent of your time on things that interest you. Who knows what it may turn into. As Steve Jobs said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” |Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address|
So that’s what I intend to do. I will use this blog to share things that I’m interested in, career related topics, what’s in the news and my journey. I also see this as a kind of experiment. If I start spending 10 percent of my time on the things that I like and love, what will happen? Will it become clear to me what my life mission is? Will it lead me to that dream job that I always wanted? I’m about to discover…
Song of the day: I was here – Beyonce