Start by thinking seriously about what’s important to you. You’re pursuing a dream career because you want to live from your heart. What exactly does that entail? Does it mean working fewer hours? Or working closer at home? Does it mean making a difference in the world, or working with a particular population? Do you want to be indoors or outdoors? In the city or in the country?
What are the elements that HAVE to exist in your new career in order to make it your dream? Make a list of them – because after your testdrive you’ll compare what you have learned to what you said you really want. In your dream job euphoria, you may be inclined to overlook the fact that you said you wanted to work fewer hours yet your dream job requires round the clock attention. Stay grounded. You might decide later to forgo some of those ‘essentials’ but at least do it with your eyes wide open.
So think concretely about what you need to leave your testdrive with.
What Can I Expect?
Here’s an outline of The Heroine’s Journey in Paris: Testdrive your Dreamjob
- In the Footsteps of Julia Child
- Just Do It
- The Search for Mentors
- Questions to Ask
- Telling Your Story
- Finding the Right Mentor
- A Mentor of Your Own
- Doing the Testdrive
- Questions for the Mentor
- Choose a Cheerleader
- Should I Hire a Coach?
- Listening with your Heart
- Evaluating the Testdrive
- Not Your Dream Job After All?
Your Travel Guide
Story teller Peter de Kuster is the founder of The Heroine’s Journey en The Hero’s Journey and an accomplished speaker worldwide. His books and stories about the Hero’s Journey – making money doing what you love – have reached millions of creative professionals worldwide in the last decennium.