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  1. If we look at the so-called “talented” people, or rather those people who were able to find and realize their vocation, we will see one general principle: each of these people followed their curiosity, and the external environment (family, friends, place of residence, etc.) allowed a person to develop in these directions.

    Thus, our navigator is curiosity. This is exactly what Steve Jobs says when he speaks to a student at Stanford:

    “Of course, in college, I didn't expect that all the points would converge in the future, but ten years later it became obvious that they could not help but converge. Again, you can't connect the dots when you look to the future – you can only connect the dots when you look back to the past. Therefore, in the present, you need to believe that in the future the points will somehow converge. You have to believe in something: God, Fate, Life, Karma, whatever. Believing that the dots will converge along the way will give you the courage to follow your heart, even if your heart is leading you off a well-trodden path. That's the difference.”

    So, the first thing you need to do is start following your curiosity, providing the conditions for it to be satisfied.

    The next step is to analyze and systematize your personality, your “I-concept”. To do this, you need to study your psychological and social characteristics introspectively (analyzing yourself) and with the help of an external expert.

    Psychological characteristics allow us to understand what characteristics we possess, what are our strengths and weaknesses, and what are our key competencies. In other words, what is the easiest and most pleasant thing for us to do, what types of activities we are intended for on a psychological level.

    Social characteristics include external factors that have left their mark on us, our past experience – upbringing, education, work experience, hobbies, skills, social programming, mentality, interests, books, movies, music, people who inspire us, etc.

    We need to work through both of these lists first on our own – set aside enough time when nothing distracts us, and thoughtfully immerse ourselves in analyzing thoughts and memory on these issues. The best thing to do at this point is to completely change the situation – for example, go to an island where no one will bother us. After structuring this information, we should contact external experts-psychologists and psychotherapists who are engaged in the diagnosis of psychological characteristics and career guidance, and independently interview people who know us well. As a result, we will have a second list with information from external experts. Then we combine this list independently or with the help of the same experts with what we obtained earlier by introspection. It turns out “I-concept” in written form.

    However, this is not enough to determine your vocation. After all, we have only looked into the past, now we need to look into the future. To do this, you need to fully immerse yourself in your dreams without any limits and restrictions, and write down everything that comes to mind.

    By matching the experience of the past and the desires for the future, we will get fairly accurate information about our vocation. However, all this will be useless if we don't start implementing it. Moreover, our life will become more difficult than before, because knowing about our vocation, we will no longer be able to do what we do not love, and we will begin to suffer more.

    When implementing your vocation, 2 parameters are important – the number of hours spent,and the quality of effort. For example, you may have 30 years of driving experience and fit the 10,000-hour rule, but you never became a master driver. In fact, this is just the experience of 1 year of driving, repeated 30 times with all the errors. Therefore, the effort must be high-quality, thoughtful, and conscious. It should be a concept of continuous self-improvement. We have mastered one skill – we ask the questions “What's next? How can I become even better at what I do? What knowledge do I need to get? What new skills do you need to develop?”. In the course of this movement, you will not only develop very quickly and realize your vocation, but also regularly calibrate it, refine it, and improve the quality of new hypotheses.

    So, we have the following sequence of steps::

    1) Introspective analysis of the past

    2) Extra-perspective analysis of the past

    3) Dreams

    4) Combining all the information received and setting specific goals

    5) The concept of continuous improvement and learning everything that curiosity draws us to

    I hope that these tips will help you answer this question, and I want more and more people to come around who are doing their own business – everyone will benefit from this.

  2. All this is verbal gibberish, designed to express in words what is not expressed in words. In 999 cases out of 1000, curiosity leads to nothing but spending your money. This very Bobs Steves is one in ten million, and it's just stupid to bring him up as an oborzian.

  3. Question. A calling cannot be found, for you will be called .A vocation is not a profession . A profession is when a doctor looks at a patient as a source of income . Vocation is when a doctor cannot pass by the patient without helping . Silverless healers were called upon to heal . A vocation is not a skill . A writer who knows how to use skills and knowledge to control the reader's attention and emotions works for a fee and to please .an artist who creates a work not for the sake and not for the benefit and glory, but because he can not help but create, express , share-this is a vocation . A vocation is not a talent . I know people with a lot of talents , but not every one of them can do everything and learn everything, they almost always choose a profession, not a vocation .Vocation is not something that ignites, but something that burns . Until you pour it out , show it ,express it ,create it , or work it out .Being called is a burden and a heavy burden . Pregnancy

  4. Here I see the question of how to monetize your hobby. Will I be able to sell what I enjoy doing, whether it's a product or a service? The next question is how to sell?

    I think it's worth studying the demand – who needs it and why? Think about whether this will be necessary in the future. It is also necessary to study competitors – who sells such products and how? Explore promotion channels – the Internet, social networks, etc. These recommendations are only valid if you are going to promote your product on your own.

    When you start to realize your goal, it may take a while for the results to become tangible. It is for this reason that they advise you to do only what you love when creating your own business. Since in the case of a “late” salary, the effort invested is rewarded in the form of a high from the process.

    And you need to be ready to constantly make changes to your strategies – to change what you produce and how you promote it. The changing environment requires a quick response.

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