Regardless of whether you plan on working for someone else or open your own business, if you make a list of all the things you need to learn and know in order to make your dream job real, you will have mapped out a plan for moving forward.  Your questions will probably fall into several broad categories:

Knowledge:  Things you need to learn in order to move forward

Money:  How you’ll finance your new career, and how you’ll support yourself and your family while you make the transition…especially during this economic downturn

Timeline:  Over what period of time you’ll transition to the new career

Family:  How to make your new career mesh with the needs and wishes of your family

For much more helpful tips and advice of how to create or find the work you love, please consider buying my book:  Test-Drive Your Dream Job (Hachette, 2008)