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I don't know what it is exactly I want to do with my future

I am a avid skier looking to take my talents professionally in freestyle. For the longest time I wanted to be a nurse but starting to realize that isn't for me. I want to design skis and have thought about running my own business but have no idea on how to get there. I dont want to have to work a 9-5 job for the rest of my life. I want to make money doing what it is I love to do. #career

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Bryant’s Answer

Make a list of 3-4 Career's or Fields that you would want to be in, look at Higher Education, Vocational Education or Military. Time goes by quick but you have to prepare yourself for a Career Path for the Future. Never go to a career path because of money since it will be short term and not long term where finding passion is the long term goal.

To know if any career path is the correct one 1. Interview a person in the field to gain more knowledge 2. Researching roles associated with it, Education that is needed, places to work at either in North America or Internationally 3. Volunteering or Interning to gain some hands on experience

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Cole’s Answer

One thing that I think is important to remember as you are looking to chart your career path is that 99% of people do not get their dream job right from the start of their careers, it takes a lot of work to reach those aspirations. For you, I would recommend jotting down passion areas like you already have started to do with skiing, but I recommend going beyond this as well. You mentioned wanting to design skis, but get specific here. Are you talking about design in terms of graphics on the skis themselves or in terms of engineering? Once you have defined that part, start going on the websites of large ski brands and check their careers page and look at the types of roles that interest and the requirements the company lists. This will give you an idea of the type of schooling, skills, and career experience you will need, and from there you can begin to chart out a path to getting those experiences.

Another thing you can do is try to find someone in that industry/role you are interested in (via linkedin for example) and politely introduce yourself and ask if they would be comfortable sharing some information about their experience and any tips they could have for someone in your position looking to break into that field.
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