"The best investment you can make is in yourself." -Warren Buffett, Multi-Billionaire Investor
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Find the right career

So you haven't found your passion in life yet, and are wondering how to decide on which career track you should start down. Here's how to figure it out.

First, start by asking these three questions. Just brainstorm all your answers for each and write them down.

  1. What am I good at?
  2. What do I enjoy doing?
  3. What will people pay for?

Now look at your list, and figure out what things are in all three categories. Those are your ideas! Look for a career that matches up, try it out, and see what works! Here's an excellent visual.

The key here is to Step Up and start something, you can easily get paralyzed by over analyzing things. Successful people look at the available information, then pick a path that seems most promising and start walking. They don't wait until everything is absolutely perfect, because it will never be perfect. That doesn't mean they don't take some time to think it through either, they just wait until it's good enough to have a decent chance at succeeding, then pull the trigger and go start doing it. Successful people learn to fail fast, learn from their mistakes, then adjust their course and try again.

If you need more help coming up with ideas for what types of careers you might be good at I highly recommend taking our career test. This test will give you recommendations on careers, full job descriptions and job outlooks for each of those positions. Included with membership or with career coaching, you'll get deep insights into each career and how the careers match up with your personality and preferences.

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If you are mainly interested in wealth creation, you should be aware that wealthy people come from all walks of life and career paths. Making more money does not necessarily translate into long-term wealth, just think about all of the people who have made millions yet are bankrupt! Read my article on wealth creation – 10 steps to creating wealth – for a deep dive on how to build wealth.

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Don Smith

Don Smith is a business coach with decades of experience. Happily married with five children, he lives in Springfield, Illinois. To work with Don, please click here.