Are You Really Monetizing Your Strengths?

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Career, you, and fulfillment
Find a career that suits you. Pexels photo (CC0).
Career, you, and fulfillment
Find a career that suits you. Pexels photo (CC0).

When it comes to finding a career that really suits you, the choices in front of you can be dizzying. How you’re supposed to choose from a list of seemingly endlessly career paths is anyone’s guess. You might feel more comfortable trying to solve twenty mind-based puzzles in under an hour. Even those who are otherwise successful in a career might not feel that they have found their true calling so far. No matter if you’re a newbie to the job market or you’ve been in it for several decades, the opportunity always exists for you to find your true potential

The best question to ask yourself is this: ‘Am I really monetizing my strengths?’ Finding our way through life is all the better for knowing our preferences at any one moment. If you have strengths otherwise underdeveloped and lacking, finding the best career space for them might allow for them to blossom and become even better than you expected.

The general rule to rely on is that if you have a spark or some form of innate talent at something then it has the potential to develop through discipline and hard work. For this reason, this post is concerned with helping you achieve this. If you feel yourself in any way connected or interested in a select profession below and its accompanying description you might have found your new career focus.

Medical

Working in the medical industry can be difficult, but it’s ultimately very rewarding. As a care practitioner, be that a GP, nurse, optician, dentist or other, you’ll experience a challenging and rewarding career. But what sort of person does well in a professional medical capacity? They must be intrinsically detail-oriented.

They must be aware of many things at once, and able to predict circumstances seemingly before they occur. They must have a degree of care to add the human touch to their work. They must have an exacting numerical and scientific eye. They must be hardworking too as, of course, medical school can be difficult and stretches over years. Also, they must be willing to work from the bottom in the medical industry. Lastly, competence is essential in the medical field.

If you feel tempted by a medical career, and you feel some of those descriptors fit your personality well, then you might just succeed by studying a dentistry, podiatry or nursing MBA, and get one step closer to your goal. If you are motivated by making a difference, a medical profession is sure to give you an immense sense of doing exactly that.

Teaching

Those who teach are often similar to those who practice medicine. They want to make a difference and have an intense desire to bring good into the world. Teaching a child and filling them with inspiration can be a great way to set someone on a path of learning and inspiration, but only if you’re able to add the nuance of approach the role demands. Every child is different, meaning that each one needs a tailored approach. Of course, you will be unable to be a personal tutor for every child but it’s important to have the social skills to develop a relationship with each one.

You MUST care to work in a teaching role as often your personal time at the school will be taken up by helping children with their studies or resolving classroom disputes. The role of a teacher, while academic, also serves as a form of social coach, meaning they must serve as an example. It’s a large responsibility.

If you have an ease with children, as well as patience, communicate well, and show passion for your subject of choice, teaching could be a fantastic career for you. You needn’t feel limited to the basic courses to teach or teaching a certain age range. While teaching a certain subject will usually require you to have a degree of achievement above it, and most teaching courses require a degree, you aren’t limited to the path you can specialize in.

If you hope to teach at university, you need a masters degree at the very least but this can be a good way of teaching those who want to attend and listen, as they are often adults and able to overcome the petty social squabbles of childhood. If you do choose to teach, may good things come your way.

Performing

If you have a great personality, and a great attitude for showmanship, you might consider getting involved in a performance form of career. There are many places this can occur but more and more people are turning to online ventures. Running your own content creation channel about a topic you are intensely interested in can help you monetize a hobby you would otherwise be gaining only pleasure from.

From YouTube and Twitch to a live streaming musical service, your talents can display to the world today as never before. Of course, if presenting yourself solo seems like a large undertaking, consider joining a theatrical society or even working as an extra on the filming circuit. These workers can earn hundreds of dollars a day for small parts in television series or feature films.

Public Service

Separate from the medical field are public service workers. This includes fire and police, all the way to garbage disposal or council librarians. A public service role means you are willing to interact with the public and commit your career towards the public good. This is suitable for those who are willing to put forth hard effort every day to help the society around them flourish. It might mean waking up at odd hours or handling sensitive areas of conflict. It could mean potential risk and danger to your life. If you’re searching for adventure, risk control, and stimulating stories, working in public service could be for you.

Within these careers options, you might find the one pursuit for you. There’s nothing as comforting as knowing you’re using your ability to make positive things happen.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Great post Christy, I get so much more back from teaching adults who return to basic education, no money could come near it! Just a small wish for 2018 would be to have our roles as Tutors/Adult Educators valued, with permanent and secure contracts. One day!

  2. Lovely read. I am someone who has tried many different things and acquired a number of skills. At different times, I use different ones. I have my master’s in teaching degree in Spanish, but these days I’m doing digital marketing. I am really enjoying it, actually and glad I’m not in the classroom – at least for a little while. Perhaps I’ll go back to the classroom someday, but I definitely enjoy using my different skills at different times. 🙂 Sending you big hugs and I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful week! xo

  3. I am currently in college and trying to find the right path for me. I keep changing my mind about what major I want to pursue and finally decided on psychology because it is what I am most interested in and provides wonderful inspiration for my writing. I agree that you should do something that you are good at, but I think it’s more about what you love as seen in the saying if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. I think it’s about finding the balance between what you love and what you’re good at. This post is very insightful and I hope you keep up the good work!

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