Brittainy Williams
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Im 31 and have never felt passionate about anything enough to make a career out of it. I want to go further in life doing something I love, but what do you do if you dont know what you love? I have three children and I want to give them a better life. 🥺🥺 #advice #jobsearch #motivation

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Frank Mckissick
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My advice would be to search what "moves" you and what makes you happy! What "drives" you to do what you want to do! When you find the answer to that question? thst is your passion!

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Teresa Riley

Here's the formula - what are you good at (skills, gifts, talents) make a list. Then go back and circle the things you feel passionate about. Then think of places in the world you could exercise those and get paid. So, Skills (you have to be good at it and not just have a passion), Passion, Place to do it. Hope that helps! :)

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Linda Moore

Find some quiet time and remember back to when you were 9 years old. What did you LOVE doing and learning about? What did you do with your time and what did you love exploring? What were your adventurous dreams as a kid? THIS is where you start. There are no limits except the ones you put upon yourself. Dream big and set high goals to take one step at a time.

Then for practicality everyone needs tech skills. Do free online learning and get Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certifications. Start with AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (the first level to begin AWS). It costs $100 to take the Certification Exam online and all the learning is FREE online. Do not get suckered into paying for AWS classes. Not necessary. Google it, read up, get informed. With information you can make good life decisions.

With AWS Certifications (huge growing demand and not enough workers) you can live and work anywhere on the planet from home and the starting salaries are $60K-over $100K a year. This can fund your living expenses as you build a new life doing what you LOVE.

Baby steps begin with financial freedoms. Financial freedoms require tech skills which are in high demand. Anything else is a future extinct service job.

Construction trades can also be a good income source for living anywhere, especially carpenters, plumbers and electricians.

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Petrina Pannell

I'm 52 and I have had the same issue. I spent most of my work life in manufacturing ( Quality Inspections)which was just a job. I just changed to call center advocate. After trying Patient Care Tech. I still can't say that I have a " passion" for anything in particular. Some of us just don't get that.. I do enjoy being great and an asset at whatever I do and that's the closest to any " passion" that I have come lol. Sometimes the passion is not in the Job choice, but the job task. Be great at being you. You will find what moves you. Right now it's your children,and providing for them which can be stressful enough. And definitely involves passion 🙃. Trust me. I feel you. At 52 , no career goals ever set. But 4 successful daughters later..I'm okay.

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What a great thread. So many insightful answers. Kinda made me teary-eyed because everyone keeps talking about going back to what you loved as a kid. We end up doing what we have to sometimes in order to pay bills and put food on the table for our babies, and our dreams and focus get lost along the way. WE get lost along the way. This really made me think. Now I have more thinking to do. Gonna take this time while my baby is sleeping to sort out my head and heart, then make a path forward.

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Jose Pena

I am not a career counselor. But you generally want to make your hobbies into a life log career that you will enjoy. This may take a while to do so since you may have to take some classes or take some certifications to make this possible.

I know from experience that when one of my cousins left his government position a while back, he had take a certification exam to become a certified wine taster. This option may not be realistic if you have a family to support.

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David cohn

I'm going to tell you what to do because I have the same problem. Make an appointment at the college that's close to you and make an appointment with one of the counselors. After a year of taking classes everything started to fall into place. I'm not saying that this could work for everybody but give it a try. After you were still taking classes you will figure it out, I promise.

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Shacarla Byrth

Have you tried a personality test? You should read it to get a personal outlook on yourself and then try a career test so it may lead you to something you may be interested in. Don't be afraid to try something and not like it that is one way to find out what you want to do. It okay to not have it all figured out (what it feels like). Dont be afraid to find what make you happy and the better life for the kids will come. I am a Mom of Two. Have courage beautiful!

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Ubong Francis

Wow innovate your thoughts

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Stephen Colucci

Look at Instructional Designer.

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