Like so many people across the world, you may find yourself at a career crossroads in your life. This can be a scary time, and finding something that you want to do AND that you’re good at doesn’t always come easy. For many of us, we all know what our interests are, but aren’t quite sure how to turn those interests into a viable career – after all, we all need to pay the bills. One example of such an interest is sport. A lot of people say that sport is their passion, whether they are a spectator or whether they play themselves, in an amateur fashion. Sure, a select few do make it big and become international athletes. But overall, this is a pretty rare thing. Not only do you have to be exceptional, you also have to be willing to put in huge amounts of time and money in order to make your dream come true – not something that all of us have at our fingertips. However, this is not to say that you can’t have a career in sport just because you’re not going to become an athlete. There are a surprising amount of career options that allow you to express your love for whatever sport it is that interests you, while still being a functional and reliable job that pays. Take a look at the following examples and see if any of them are right for you.
Running your own sports centre
Fancy being immersed by the sport you love 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? Then running your own sports centre could be the perfect option for you. To pull this off, you’ll need to have a reasonably good business brain, as setting up something of this magnitude doesn’t just happen by chance. But thankfully, there are plenty of tools out there to help you. For example, if golf is your passion and you decide you want to run your own course, why not invest in golf course management software? Tools like this can make your life a whole lot easier and you can then focus on the more enjoyable parts of the job.
Becoming a sports journalist
If you’re the type of person who talks sports all day every day, a role as a sports journalist could be the one thing you’ve been waiting for. Don’t worry if you haven’t had any formal training – you can simply start your own blog to get the practice in, then see where it takes you. Try and attend as many events as you can and use social media to promote yourself and you coverage – you can even do it live now, too! Pursue and you never know, one day you could be running your own sports magazine or broadcasting live on television.
If you are someone who loves playing sport, but who can’t or doesn’t want to go professional themselves, why not give coaching a try? For those of us who are naturally nurturing and love helping others to succeed, coaching is the perfect altruistic career choice. Additionally, if you want to make it into a fully fledged business, you could even set up your own coaching company, to attract the best of the best.