How do you find a job that you are good at?

Updated on : December 6, 2021 by Madeleine Thompson



How do you find a job that you are good at?

I did not find it; I did it.


I read everything I could, learned my craft, practiced success and failure, and finally made my own business doing high-end software consulting, something that I am passionate about and love to do.

Do you know what is exciting? Present an update to the 10 million people currently visiting your client's website and see how the code you wrote to publish it runs smoothly, without any interruption of service, even under thousands of requests per second.

It is wonderful. I can work with great clients who love me and my job, and I don't have to deal with

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I did not find it; I did it.


I read everything I could, learned my craft, practiced success and failure, and finally made my own business doing high-end software consulting, something that I am passionate about and love to do.

Do you know what is exciting? Present an update to the 10 million people currently visiting your client's website and see how the code you wrote to publish it runs smoothly, without any interruption of service, even under thousands of requests per second.

It is wonderful. I work with great clients who love me and my job, and I don't have to deal with typical office sycophants with the habit of fondling their boss's genitals for a few extra bucks and a little more power. Please.



I work with the people I choose to work with, and if it's not great, I say goodbye.

It's been a bumpy ride, and it's certainly not great all the time as I've grown up and learned, but check this out:

  1. I don't usually have to wear my pants to work. My office is 10 steps from the bed.
  2. I wake up when I want and go to bed when I want.
  3. I'm hardly afraid of losing my job, because if a client decides they hate me on a whim, I don't have to dust off my CV and desperately search for a new employer. I just laugh and enjoy the many other clients that provide me with income.
  4. I have the freedom to stop working and hang out with my kids and my wife whenever I want.
  5. If I don't feel like working, I don't have to.
  6. We often "temporarily move" to other states and countries (we live in the US) and I continue to work as usual, except on the beach. Fantastic.
  7. My income is not limited by some mid-level manager with an attitude problem.



But do you want to know the process of creating this job?

I had to work very, very hard every day to master my craft. I'm not even close to the best in the field yet, but I know what I'm doing and I do a great job for my clients. Hard and smart work pays off.

I had to take risks that no one else wanted to take, like ditching normal day work, sacrificing income sometimes, and just going to the wall in negotiating for better clients, jobs, and work, even when I personally don't think I can or deserve it.

I had to learn to fail and learn to succeed. Many people are not failing because they are not doing anything unsafe. That might work for you, but it will never progress. Or if it does, it's weird or slow. Good luck. It takes a lot of failure to figure out how to get back on your feet and realize that life isn't about being right the first time. Success is more about perseverance in the face of bad odds and failure, and not being so selfish that you can't change tack to get what you want and need.

I had to submit a lot of paperwork. I'm probably not complying yet, but that's life as a business owner. It's the tradeoff you probably should be willing to make. There are many things in business that are not glamorous. It's annoying and it has to be done and you put up with it and you do it in order to keep operating.

I had to choose the career over entertainment. I used to play a lot of video games, which is fine and I still do occasionally, but now I really limit it so I can spend time on things that increase my freedom, spare time, money, enjoyment of life or time. with family, friends and experiences. Personally, I would rather travel the world than play video games. Most people would, but they don't see that while video games aren't bad, they reduce the amount of time you have available to increase your income (and therefore freedom).

I had to overcome almost all the fears that I had. Work in progress, of course, but I don't worry much about the fear of looking dumb, people don't like me, losing money, the future, insecurity, self-doubt, all that package. It's not that those things aren't valid to think about sometimes, but they can't stop you from doing them or you will become paralyzed. Do you know someone who is always talking about how "Someday I'm going to ..."? That person is paralyzed with fear. Fear is usually much worse and much more limiting than reality, which is that very few people care about your success or failure, so regardless of what you do wrong, you can get up and try again. You may need to move 10 miles down the road, but it will be fine :)



Basically, the gist of it all is that you can do everything yourself if you are willing to work hard and ignore everyone and everything that says you can't do it (as long as they are wrong).

This one is tricky and some people go through a lot of jobs before finding one. But essentially you have to ask yourself a few questions.

  1. Does work and the future in this sector inspire and drive you?
  2. Are you passionate about the job / type of job?
  3. What are your motives for doing the job? Money / I have been informed / my dream / is relevant to my title
  4. Do you enjoy work and find it rewarding?
  5. Would you do it for free if money wasn't an issue?
  6. Can you see yourself getting up and doing X work every day and loving it? If not, leave immediately
  7. take a few minutes to reevaluate your strengths

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This one is tricky and some people go through a lot of jobs before finding one. But essentially you have to ask yourself a few questions.

  1. Does work and the future in this sector inspire and drive you?
  2. Are you passionate about the job / type of job?
  3. What are your motives for doing the job? Money / I have been informed / my dream / is relevant to my title
  4. Do you enjoy work and find it rewarding?
  5. Would you do it for free if money wasn't an issue?
  6. Can you see yourself getting up and doing X work every day and loving it? If not, leave immediately
  7. take a few minutes to reevaluate your strengths

Here's the thing: Chances are, by the time you finish your career, the job market will have evolved tremendously opening up new opportunities that you never thought about or considered before, so it's good to talk to those who are already in that line of work before. . You jump, instead of wasting many years experimenting in and out of different jobs that none of us can afford today in the saturated job market and it is so bad for your resume and it will be difficult to explain later ...

Look carefully at where this job takes you in the future because it's like choosing a path to walk once committed, then following you wherever you go ... even if you want to change mid-career, it will be difficult as has already been rated X due to your previous career decisions ... It may sound cliché, but seriously choose something that you are going to love to do because you are going to spend most of your life doing it ... think about it ...

so there it is, some advice from my experience. Just one last thing before embarking on your magnificent dream job search ...

Talk to as many people as possible about their careers and jobs and make as many friends as you can in the industry and connected industries you want to work in and then just take things from there ... and I'm sure the rest will. will fall into place for you.

all the best

J

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