Time for a Career Change?

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Should you change your job or career? We share a quick way to find out. And if it’s a career change, we use some rock and roll songs to help you discover how soon to make a move.

Is it time to change jobs? Or is a career change called for? We discuss how to know the difference on The BIGG Success Show today. Here’s a summary of that discussion.

Picture this – you wake up. As you begin to gain consciousness, you realize that it’s Monday morning. The weekend is over. Another week has begun. How do you feel?

This Monday morning test tells you a lot. It’s your intuition talking to you. If you’re excited about the week ahead, you’re in the right job. If you’re dreading the week ahead, you may need to think about a change. The question is:

Do you need to change your JOB or do you need to change your CAREER?

The #1 sign that you should change your job

Will changing your job change how you feel on Monday morning? If that’s the case, things are much simpler.

Just find a new job! The sooner, the better.

But be smart about it. Don’t rush into it. And don’t quit until you have a new job.

If changing jobs won’t change your outlook on Monday, it may be time for a career change.

For fun, we’ll use some popular rock and roll songs to help you determine how quickly you need to make a move.

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3 signs that you should change your career NOW

1) Anxiety

Pat Benatar got it right: “Anxiety spoils all the fun.” Stress takes a toll – professionally and personally.

Your health is more important than your career. When your career starts affecting your health, it’s time to rock and roll!

2) Burn, baby, burn

You’re burned out – tired of being tired. Frustrated day-to-day. When you’re dissatisfied, and beyond, it’s time to look for “a promise somewhere”, as The Trammps said. Rock and roll!

3) The thrill is gone

You’re a victim of your own success. You’ve gone as far as you can in your career. You don’t see any new challenges on the horizon to keep your fire burning. When “the thrill is gone”, as B.B. King said, it’s time to end the blues!

3 reasons to change careers SOON

1) Takin’ care of business

Industries mature. Strategies change. Outside forces prevail.

You may be in a bad business. If it’s your whole industry and not just your employer, you may need to change careers.

You’ll be “takin’ care of business” as Bachman – Turner Overdrive proclaimed, if you rock and roll! Maybe you should be self-employed!

2) Cool change

When you started your career, your personal situation was different than it is now. You’ve had a “cool change,” as The Little River Band called it.

For example, maybe you were single then. Now, you have a family for which you need and want more time. Change your career so you can “breathe the air.”

3) Money, money, money, money

We’re “talkin’ ‘bout cash money,” as the O’Jays said.

Perhaps you have reached an earnings plateau. If you change careers, you can get a significant boost in pay.

This is last on our list, because being happy and getting paid more are not necessarily correlated. If you think they are for you, then rock and roll, baby!

Most of us spend most of our “time in a bottle” called work. Far too many people spend that time just ‘workin’ for a livin’ from paycheck to paycheck. Stop “workin’ for the weekend.” Live seven days a week (not eight) by discovering your best career fit. That’s BIGG success!

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Here’s to your BIGG success!

George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
signatures: George & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success

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