How to figure out what you love to do
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- Find the one thing that you love to do. Look beyond the world of business: Knight realized that he cared more about his weekend job as a downhill-skiing instructor at New Hampshire's Waterville Valley Resort than about his work in corporate HR.
- Break it down. "I asked myself, 'What is it about teaching skiing that leads me to do it for its own sake?' And I realized that I get to teach people a skill and to stay with them until they master it -- and then I've truly made a friend."
- Connect the dots. Figure out which companies and industries need your skills. Knight's pick was obvious to him: "Everything I loved about teaching skiing read like a job description for an outplacement counselor."
- Market your vision. Now you can tell an interviewer why you want the position, and how it relates to other things that you've done.
- Four Steps to Find Your Inner Fly
by Cheryl Dahle
Fast Company, issue 19, page 252 (2003-01-13)