What Should I Be When I Grow Up?
What DO you want to be when you grow up?
This is a question that we often ask our kids and as parents, we sometimes find their answers to be:
- quite revealing
We may not realize it at the time but simply asking this question plants a seed of expectation in our child’s mind.
We do this from an early age – encourage our kids to dream big and hint that they are expected to grow up and do something useful with their lives.
This conversation isn’t necessarily a bad thing. To the contrary, kids should be encouraged to vocalize their goals often and follow their hearts.
After all: Do something you love and you will never have to work a day in your life, Confucius said.
Here you will find a succinct list of 150 possible occupations that your kids can consider for future occupations.
Please note this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every job known to man. That list would be a thousand deep!
Instead it is intended a starting point of conversation with your kids. To get their minds thinking, planning, dreaming and believing.
You and I both know there’s a good chance that by the time your kids reach adulthood jobs that don’t even exist today will be on offer. Time moves quickly and the way we work is constantly evolving too.
Yet go over this list with them anyway just to see what piques their interest. If they had to pick just five jobs from the below list, which ones would they pick?
Can you remember what YOU wanted to be when you were little and dreamed of working as an adult?
(Me – my top three picks were air hostess, librarian and detective and guess what? I still love travelling, books and solving things).
So without further ado, please find below a list of 150 possible occupations that your kids can consider for future occupations.
Don’t panic if your child’s dream job doesn’t correlate with your expectations (clown, anyone? lol).
Your job is NOT to change your child’s mind or dictate what they should or should not do but instead to LISTEN to their interests.
What jobs do they gravitate to? What things do they enjoy doing the most?
Take note of their likes and dislikes and do whatever you can to help nurture their passions if you can.
Let the dreaming begin!
Amusement Park Worker
HR (Human Resources) Manager
Manicurist and Pedicurist
PR (Public Relations) Manager
Real Estate Agent
Social Media Manager
Special Needs Teacher
Video Camera Operator
If you still haven’t found a job you love then this book is for you!
For those who have walked many miles in the wrong pair of shoes, please know it is NEVER TOO LATE to take change direction and begin heading down the path towards your dreams. The fact is your dreams are worth chasing – believe anything else and you sell yourself short.
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