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A Demand-Driven Approach to Backing Your Passion!

small 9780956139108 frontcover.jpg1  150x150 A Demand Driven Approach to Backing Your Passion!This blog is going to help you find a job or business that consumes you with passion and where you’ll be backable. Take Katherine’s word for it:

“Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting.”—Katherine Hepburn

First a word on the approach we’ll be taking. There are loads of books, e-books, and blogs about changing career. Many of them are excellent and if you want a steer, just ask me!

But they nearly all use the same approach. It’s a bottom-up approach, starting from identifying who you are – your skills, interests, values etc – and then finding a job to match.

I have nothing against this approach. It’s structured, and sound. And it works. But changing career is a big, big step. And you deserve to be introduced to more than one basic approach. You need an alternative – one which may work better for you.

This blog’s approach starts from the other end. It’s a top-down approach. You’ll find a job that you love and then work out whether it’s right for you. As distinct from the other way round.

In business-speak, it’s a demand-driven, not a supply-pushed approach.

In most cases it should get you to same end-point. But I hope you’ll find this approach simpler and more inspirational. You’ll find out why later…

In this top-down, demand-driven, passion-driven approach, you’ll start with where you’d like to end up. What job would you love to have? In which job would you be happy? It could, according to Abraham, be yours!

“You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish, if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.”—Abraham Lincoln

Which job can you think of where work would no longer be “work”? You would be so fired up that it wouldn’t seem like work at all. You would rush to work in the morning and you wouldn’t want to leave in the evening.

Who would you most like to be? Whose job, or business, do you most covet? If you were in his or her job, would you consider that you had the dream job?

In which job would you be consumed with passion? You would feel such emotion, such fervor, such spirit about the job that you would be uplifted to extremes of success.

This is the top-down approach. It’s demand driven, in that it seeks to pinpoint those jobs that attract you to them, that draw you toward them. Rather than supply pushed, where you steer yourself toward a job that suits your skills, interests, and values.

And it’s driven by passion. The job will entice you with its promise of passion.

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