Op-Ed: Create Your Own Job, Reflections on My Journey to Entrepreneurship

The job of your nightmares can ultimately lead you to create the job of your dreams. As an aspiring entrepreneur, here's what I've learned along the way.

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Creating Your Dream Job

I asked myself, “Why couldn’t I just create a job I would love?”

The truth was, I knew exactly what I wanted to do, but I believed it would happen further down the line.

With the help of small business resources like YFS Magazine, I started reading stories of individuals — just like me — who turned their dream into a company; I slowly began the work of creating my own job.

I decided I wanted to ‘write for a cause’ and build a content development company that helps businesses build relationships with their target audience using my writing experience, creativity and results driven strategies.

Interestingly enough, the job of my nightmares led me to create the job of my dreams.

I would venture to guess I am not alone. The number of young adults who are unhappy in their current job is likely a growing trend.

A recent poll commissioned by Generation Opportunity, a nonpartisan organization that solicits the opinions of young adults who are “dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow,” and conducted by Woman Trend, found that 43 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 are unhappy in their current job.

What would I say to the dissatisfied youth of America, endlessly searching for the proverbial perfect job? Simple. An entrepreneur is defined as someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it. No interview required.

Sure. I am quickly learning that starting a business requires a lot of passion, perseverance, creativity and hard work. But I’m embarking on a journey to create my own reality, by starting a business, and I encourage you to do the same.

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Brittany N. Bluford uses her writing and social media expertise to help local businesses communicate with its target audience. As the Owner of Writing for Cause business services, Brittany also donates a portion of profits to non-profit organizations. She loves to volunteer in her spare time.

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