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Thinking of Leaving Teaching - Passion

Going Self-Employed – What Is Your Passion?

Dream Job

What is Your Passion?

Our passion is not what others want us to do, nor is it something that simply ‘sounds good’. It is what drives you to do something and motivates you to jump out of bed in the morning!

To find what your passion is, you could think about the following:

  • Think about your current teaching job and ask yourself, “Is this truly my passion?”
  • What do you love doing outside of school?
  • When do you feel happiest?
  • Are there any activities you like doing or subjects you love reading up on and talking about?
  • What are your values?

What Would Be Your Dream Job?

If teaching is not for you anymore then what would be your dream job? In the diagram above, this would be a job that involves doing stuff you’re really good at, stuff that you enjoy doing, and stuff that others will pay you to do. You could do a self-assessment to identify your strengths and list what you’re good at.

Answering this question might make you decide to take a totally different career path, that of self-employment.

Choose a job you LOVE, and you will never have to work a day in your life (Confucius)

You could list those things in a table, such as the this:

What is your passion?

Once completed, does that give you any ideas about what you could do?