Get a life, not a job! What Color is your parachute? are some of the books that speaks to those who want a change. Yes you! You want the change but are afraid to let go. To go try something new.
Recently I have been thinking about some big names of presidents, vice presidents, CEOs and others who saw themselves through the eyes of their titles. Those grave responsibilities that others who see them approaching decide to literally jump! Jump out of respect or fear that they would be fired.
And yet….these same executives have found themselves on the other side of life pondering what next? Most do not plan for their next steps simply because they so identify with their current roles that when something does arise that through no fault of their own, they find themselves like a fish out of water. They ponder…what to do?
Then there are those who are not at that level (yet) but find themselves hating the very thought of getting out of bed each morning. They tell themselves were it not for the kids college funds, the mortgage, bills, or the thought of what will I tell my friends if I am no longer employed? stay stuck in the mouse trap. Churning. But making no cheese.
Tis sad. But then again, life goes on. Before they know it, 5, 10, 15 years have passed in the same position…no fulfilment from their daily toil.
That’s where my book Ditch It, Switch It comes to the rescue. If you are brave enough this book is for you! Ditch It if you want to change career and take the brave step into entrepreneurship. Or Switch It. Go do something entirely different. A dear colleague made the brave decision to step out of media into a completely new field. Though afraid, she did it anyway and now is enjoying the fruits of something she never thought she could do. Quite refreshing she says with a big grin.
Job will make you sick . Signs are
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Irritability and other warning signs.
The book Mid-Life Career Rescue will help you:
Discover a job you love, and find your passion and purpose
- Boost confidence, courage and self-esteem
- Flame the embers of inspiration and enthusiasm
- Identify and find your skills, talents, strengths, and point of brilliance
- Reduce stress, insecurity, anxiety, depression and self-doubt
- Improve health and well-being
- Break free of a job you hate and be happy
- Successfully make a career change after 50
So don’t be afraid to ditch it. Plan it. Try it and for sure with time, you’ll have no regrets.