Career change is a hot topic. It’s the number one issue for most of my coaching clients . But they’re not thinking about this because they’re bored or don’t like their jobs. It’s because they CAN’T do their jobs as expected.
Diagnosed at 29 years old with multiple sclerosis (temporarily blind in one eye and couldn’t lift myself out of bed), I realized that I needed a different job. I didn’t know what that meant over the long run. How could I? I didn’t know what this illness meant either.
A year later – a small detour in my career path led to many such changes over the next 20 years. Until I finally made the biggest change, reinventing myself as a consultant so I could work mostly at home, on my own schedule.
1. What’s the best thing that could happen if you do change?
2. How do you achieve what you want?
3. What’s at stake if you don’t change?
FYI – I’d put #3 ahead of #2 because sometimes we need to look the bad news in the eye to propel us in a different direction.
Do you wake up at 2:00am saying to yourself, “How long can I keep going into this job?” or “I need a job so I can get off disability – but how?”
I know it’s hard. That’s why you should start with my booklet, 7 Factors to Creating Career Success, part of my Career Guidebook Series.