1. Dream big, and take action
It’s OK if your dream job sounds quixotic. Perhaps it’s to produce music for Taylor Swift, but you don’t know where to begin. Just start small. In this case, it might mean reaching out to local music recording studios for internships or volunteer positions. Or, it may mean asking a local musician if they’d be interested in working with you on a recording. Watch a series of YouTube videos on recording music to learn the software and skills, then blog about what you’ve learned to further communicate your passion for the industry.
The takeaway is, you need to build your experiences and skills – and be honest with yourself on areas where you’re lacking. In my book, “#Qualified: You Are More Impressive Than You Realize,” I call this “building your qualified.” By building tangible qualifications, you also gain confidence.
Keep your future dreams big, while also taking small, practical actions today.