There are strategies that one can follow in order to make sure that there is a successful transition from what you are doing now to your dream career.
If you are looking at starting a business, first figure out how much money you will be needing to spin off your business. Many of us may have a great idea for a business, from putting up a tutoring business, or an interior design business, or a catering business, and your first question should be about how much money you are planning to spend for this new venture. Part of your preparation for the business you are planning may be to study again, or develop a website, or make your business cards, and so on. Having a financial plan and a budget of the venture in mind is important so that you will get the money you plan to earn, and not just rely on hope to realize your dream.
If you have decided to quit your present job, make sure that you find a transition job to still have money while you are in the developing stage of your dream career.
In pursuing your dream, having a partner on board will give you the inspiration and encouragement to get things done, to tell you that you can do it and that you will succeed.
Everyone would like to make a meaningful contribution, and this is one question that you have to make sure that you are positive in the career you are planning to take, for yourself, for others and society. We generally want to contribute to make the world a better place, and so our skills, talents, abilities and interests should be instrument of that want.
Your next guideline is by having more than one income stream for your pocket. With the present economy, a person can be doing more than one job at the same time in order to earn extra cash.
Do not fall into the misbelief that your hobby is your dream job, and this is your next pointer. You have to make sure that you will not be wasting your time, that you are not just having fun, but actually you can stand up to the actual work in order to earn some money.
There is no better way to know the job you want than talking to people who are doing the actual job, and this is your next tip. Make it a point to keep in touch and to ask questions from the person who is doing the job that you like, and get his or her ideas what he or she thinks of the job, both the negative and the positive aspects of it.