In many ways, our career should be a reflection of what we love and are here to do. Unfortunately, for many, careers are a means to pay for rent and justify buying things. It’s no wonder why so many people are unhappy with the way things are.
Painting Your Career
Previously, I wrote about saying goodbye to make previous career as an alternative energy transportation writer, but the longer I say goodbye, the more I realize that it is not a goodbye, but a change. I realized I can’t write only anymore, and enjoy meeting people, connecting, video shooting and generally, being a media provider. That also includes one of my fondest passions, I love to talk about those technologies and what they mean to the world, our planet and our society. Having said this, I realized I’m adding layers to my current one-dimensional writing career.
Facing the Facts
If I face the facts, and we should always face the facts, I’m not the world’s greatest writer. I do, however have a passion and love to communicate. I somehow believe it only happened through writing. And for a while, it worked. The problem is that our society and its odd financial woes doesn’t cater to people making money reporting or writing on specific topics anymore. Simply put, writers don’t get paid well writing anymore. Ask anyone who does, even those at Bloomberg or Forbes. The pay rate is dismal at best.
Still, I love to write, but realized it can’t be the only thing I want to do. I love to meet people, talk to them, hear their ideas and see how I can be of help. I love talking, engaging others, hearing their thoughts, ideas and especially, thoughts on the subject. Being a Subject Matter Expert, SME I particularly love to hear what people think of electric vehicles, EV, energy storage and renewable energy. I love to hear about their point of view when I breath and live it every day of my life. My angle is obviously wider since I write, read and communicate about those topics daily.
Building that Perfect Career
Now I find myself at that crux, that perfect fulcrum where I see what I have done, I see what is available and I start to perceive what I’m trying to create for myself. In a nutshell, a role where I become a spokesperson for various technologies, products and services. With my journalistic background, my contacts and more, I am an asset to both startups, but established companies looking to make a switch into this EV/Renewable Energy world. The trick is to hold the image dear in your mind and make sure whatever you do is part of feeding that image/desire.