Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with your life so here’s 9 steps to get you started!

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with your life so here’s 9 steps to get you started!

by Vishnu Virtues from PickTheBrain 

Once upon a time, I had no idea what to do with my life.

Actually, there were many times while I was in college and after when I was lost. Even when I had jobs, good jobs, I wasn’t so sure that’s what I wanted to do with my life.

If you just graduated college, and find yourself stuck in a job you can’t stand or in a temporary job, this post is for you.

You don’t have to go out there and save the world. Or start the next Or figure out how to get your own TV cooking show. Or become Oprah tomorrow.

No. All you have to do is start.

I wrote this post for people who just graduated college, for those who are not feeling alive at work, and others of you who are still seeking your “thing” in life.

Here are 9 tips for you to get started on figuring out your direction in life when you have no idea what to do.

1)    Offer your services to someone who needs help.

You have some skill set or ability that can help people. Figure out a way to help someone do something, anything. Can you believe that you can help people, including adults, learn to read? Or that teaching English is a sought after skill – that many people are looking for around the world?

Sending out emails takes some knowledge. And there’s a big need out there for people to learn basic programs like Word and Excel. People out there also need help with the most basic tasks like typing letters, sending emails, posting updates on social media or many other basic tasks.

You have skills that can help other people. By giving that one thing that you have, time, you’ll be able to get a better idea of what you enjoy doing and get inspired in the process.

2)    Blog about it.

Are you interested in a topic, career or a new business? I’ve found that one effective way to get yourself familiar with new topics and areas of interests is to blog about it.

Blogging is a great tool to share, teach, learn, and to explore your passion. Starting a blog is not very difficult and provides you a simple online outlet to share, connect, and pursue your passion.

If you’re interested in cooking, try out your recipes and share them  through a blog with your friends and family. A blog is a lot less expensive than opening a restaurant in Manhattan!

If you’re interested in becoming a writer, share your writing via a blog to see how your writing resonates. If you’re interested in moving up in your career at work, write about those things that are important in your industry.

3. Read the books on your book-shelf.

Books are quite underrated but they are awesome coaches, teachers, guides, and consultants.

People have left priceless advice, wisdom, and guidance for us through books. The most inspiring and accomplished individuals have written books chock-full of relevant and practical advice.

You’re not going to be able to sit down for lunch with Echart Tolle, Donald Trump, Seth Godin or the women of Shark Tank to get life advice but you are going to be able to purchase their books or borrow them at the library, to get their insights, advice, and strategies.

These people are freely and willingly giving you a couple hours of their time for less than fifteen bucks!

Not ready to go out and buy another book? Pick up those books already sitting on your bookshelf and read them. Take some notes while you’re at it and apply them to your life…

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