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How to find the right job that suits you
without sacrificing lifestyle or financial goals
It's been two weeks since I started my new travel nursing assignment, and I'm finally settling into this new-ish role.
Being a travel nurse always comes with many uncertainties since you don't know the hospital, its policies, or the people you work with.
I'm not gonna lie. I wanted to leave during the first week because I was having a hard time adjusting. It was so different from what I liked and used to do.
Being here reminded me so much of the original job I had quit.
But after giving myself two weeks of a learning curve, I realized I'm still in the right place.
So today, I'd like to talk about how to find the right job.
1. Define the lifestyle you want.
Most people start with figuring out what they want to do for a career instead of asking themselves,
"how do I want to live my life?"
By defining your desired lifestyle, you'll get to filter out opportunities and ask yourself,
"will this lead to the lifestyle I want or not?"
Currently, doing travel nursing lets me work 3 - 6 months of the year without sacrificing my lifestyle and financial goals.
2. Define how you want to create impact.
I love being a creator because of the scale of your impact.
You can make one video, and a million people can watch you.
But as a nurse, my impact is small. But the difference is that I can see it immediately, and in specific cases, it's massive. (Think: quantity vs. quality)
If someone has a heart attack, putting in an IV and giving them blood thinners to reduce their chance of death is tiny from a numbers perspective.
But to that person, it's their life.
I get satisfaction from producing content, but I also get enormous satisfaction from helping others with their medical needs.
If you have a job in mind, figure out how others create an impact (in real life vs. on paper) and see if you can watch their day-to-day tasks on YouTube.
More importantly, see if it aligns with what you want to do daily.
3. Give yourself some time.
As I initially said, I wanted to quit this contract during my first week.
But I realized the first two weeks of starting anything new is hard.
So I made it a rule for myself that whenever I'm starting something new, I have to give my whole heart to it for six months to a year before I give my opinion about it.
This way, you don't have to question yourself every single day you're doing the thing, and when you do end up quitting, you can tell yourself that you gave it your all.
You'll need to be honest with yourself for this to work.
Once you've clearly defined your goals with a job, you can now ask the universe or spot opportunities because you're clear on what you want you want.
This is an oversimplification of the process I went through in the last two years, but I hope it makes sense as a big picture.
It sounds a little woo-woo, but that's how every opportunity has come to me :) (I don't see why it won't work for you too).
Let me know down in the comments if this makes sense to you!