These Guys Found Their Dream Job And Never Looked Back.
Do you feel like your dreams will remain dreams forever? It's true that there are some dreams that are unattainable. For example, some people want to be Beyoncé, but that role is already taken, and we doubt that a replacement would ever work out. However, if your dream involves your passion and you can't imagine yourself doing anything else, we encourage you to at least try.
We're not going to lie to you and say that hard work will get you exactly where you want to be and we're not saying that you should quit your job and leave your family in debt, but if you are at a place where you are the main barrier from working towards your goal, then you should stop fighting with yourself and go for it. All the way.
We all have the same number of hours per day, the same number of days per week. If you work on time management and welcome the proper training and experience into your life, you'll discover that your dream job is not just too far off. Along the way, you might discover some other interests. Don't forget to also have fun.
Some popular dream jobs include teacher, doctor, and lawyer, but we've provided a few others below. Has any of these ever appealed to you? We'd also love to hear about your dream job, no matter how ridiculous it sounds, and how you plan to reach your goals.
#1. Professional Athlete
There are kids, teens, and adults out there that want to bend it like Beckham or become the next Stephen Curry. To become a professional athlete, you should start young and accept that this dream, just like many others, comes with sacrifices. You’ll be missing out on fun, normal, and even important activities to train and participate in games. You have to take care of your body, train every day, and maintain a strong mentality. Even then, that doesn’t mean you’ll make it, but you’ve got to keep your head up.
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#2. Brewery Owner
Love beer? Meet Jeff Erway. Before owning La Cumbre Brewing Company in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he was a jazz guitar player.
Something you should know about this job is that you won’t be drinking all day. There’s a running joke that says brewing is 90% cleaning and 10% paperwork, and it’s actually quite true. On top of having a passion for beer, you have to be very meticulous and patient if you want a job like this.
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I used to work at a gourmet chocolate and candy shop, and guests would walk in saying, “I just died and went to heaven.” You can always apply and work at a similar shop, but if you want to be a serious chocolate maker, invest in training. Make it your craft.
From a young age, we learn that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon and that it is considered one of greatest accomplishments of all time.
Many young people dream of being an astronaut. Here’s some perspective on how difficult it is to make it: Over 18,000 applied to become an astronaut this year. Only 8-14 of them will be selected.
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#5. Olympic Athlete
With the Olympic Games Rio just wrapping up, everyone is feeling inspired. There must have been a moment in your life when you were so blown away by these athletes that you wanted to become one yourself.
Here’s a look at Simone Biles’s signature move. Can you imagine having a move named after you?
#6. Singer-Songwriter / Musician
There are some people that are hungry for fame, but most successful singers and musicians truly care about the artistry and can’t imagine doing anything else. Today, Mick Jagger is 73 years old. A few years ago, he and the rest of the Stones played a few festivals for their fans.
#7. Test Driver
Imagine test driving some of the world’s greatest automobiles. We’ve never tried it ourselves but it’s probably a lot more exciting than playing GTA (not that there’s anything wrong with that). You don’t just drive the car. You must evaluate every aspect of the vehicle for manufacturers, magazines, or test organizations, so vehicle knowledge is a must. You can go to school for mechanical engineering, attend a vocational school, or work as a mechanic to prepare.
#8. Fashion Designer
Those who work in fashion love expression and working in a fast-paced environment. There will always be inner and outer conflicts regarding things like authenticity and ethics, but it is great job for creatives who love a good challenge.
Has anyone else been watching Chef’s Table? Professional chefs are artists. The work is sensual, personal, and meaningful. They use food to speak to others, to connect with others. It’s more than just knowing how to put together a mean dish.
#10. Blue Angels Pilot
There’s something incredibly exciting about being up in the air (that is, unless you are afraid of heights). Soaring high in the air is exhilarating. Some people of dreaming of becoming a pilot. Some dream of specifically becoming part of The Blue Angels, the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. To be part of this squadron, you must come from the ranks of regular Navy and U.S. Marine Corps units and go through a rigorous application process.
#11. Music Producer
Music producers are those who ‘write, arrange, produce, and record songs,’ and if you want to become one, you must be able to see projects from beginning to end. You must also be willing to collaborate with artists, recording engineers, musicians, and more.
#12. Filmmaker / Director
Being a director is about more than just calling all the shots. We’ve all heard stories of bad directors who have done just that and put their crew’s life at risk to get a good shot. A good director is not unlike a good leader. While they have clear direction, they will understand their crew well and do their best to streamline the process, or at least react with creativity and professionalism when things don’t go their way.
#13. National Geographic Photographer
If you love nature, traveling, and photography, there is no better job than this. You capture images of the world in ways that few others will ever see. You’ll also meet a lot of interesting people along the way. Before getting too excited, know that this job isn’t actually a regular full-time position. Here’s some insight from the Nat Geo site:
“Photography is really no different than any other pursuit in life if you plan to make a living at it. Unfortunately, there are very few full time salaried photography jobs. All the photographers who take pictures for National Geographic Traveler are freelance independent business owners.”
Still interested? Invest in your own website or sign up for a photography sharing site to build your portfolio.
#14. Oil Rubber
Do you recognize this Russian model, Irina Shayk? Not only is she gorgeous, she is also actor Bradley Cooper’s sweetheart. Now, pay attention to the guy next to her. Part of his job is rubbing oil all over her body. If he ever retires, would you apply for his position?
The majority of actors don’t actually live a glamorous red carpet life and those that do often had connections that helped them get there. If you’re in it for the money, think again. You’d be surprised at how little the average actor makes, but they continue doing it because they enjoy the work. Take a few theater classes to see if you actually do enjoy the work.
#16. Owner of a Bed & Breakfast
This isn’t a job for everyone, but if you’re a person that enjoys working in hospitality and creating unique experiences for others, then this could work for you. Who doesn’t love staying at a charming bed and breakfast?
There are many different types of writers. If you love writing, explore what kind of writing you enjoy. What’s your style? What do you care about? There’s journalism, copywriting, marketing, literature, and so forth. Some might criticize the type of work you do, but if in the end you find fulfillment in the work, that’s what matters most.
If you want to write novels, there is no secret formula. Successful writers have different success stories. Some have worked full time jobs well into their forties before committing to writing full time. Some were able to write from a young age. It depends on your situation.
#18. Private Investigator
Love reading crime novels and watching Investigation Discovery and shows like Monk and Forensic Files? Perhaps your dream is to become a private investigator. Folks who commit to this job don’t earn much, but they are passionate about solving mysteries for and bringing justice to their clients.
#19. Professional Blogger
Being a professional blogger sounds like a casual gig, but it really isn’t. You can have a blog and not want to be a professional blogger, and that’s great! But if you want to make a job out of it, it’s going to take some time.
Big name bloggers like Aimee Song (Song of Style), who actually works as an interior designer, and Margaret Zhang (Shine By Three), who works as a writer, stylist, photographer, and creative director, work extremely hard (sometimes we wonder if they ever take a break) to produce quality content.
It isn’t just about snapping photos. Do you have good taste? Do you pay attention to detail? Do you have something to say? If you’re really passionate about something, baking or offering financial advice for example, then go for it.