Going through a career crisis? Don’t make the mistake so many people make. Take action to discover four ways to find a career you love now.
We discuss how to find a career you love on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion:
Are you bored with your career?
Do you feel trapped by your obligations?
Is there a lifelong dream about which you still fantasize?
Are you disappointed that you haven’t done more with your life?
These are signs that you may be going through a career crisis. (Or a mid-career crisis for those who have had more birthdays.)
Don’t despair – you don’t have to accept your circumstances. Do something about it!
It’s easy to say, but much harder to do. To make a career change more feasible, start watching what you spend.
Could you forego that trip to the coffee shop if it meant living your dream? How about packing your lunch instead of eating out every day?
These seemingly insignificant expenditures, repeated every work day, soon add up to quite a bit.
Take the money you save and put it into your “dream career fund”. Then when you make the leap, you’ll have more financial resources to do so. Our Financial Freedom Tool will make this easier to do.
While you’re saving up money, here are four ways to find a career you love (or – how to get started in your dream career, if you don’t want to just dive in):
1) Take a class
You’ll expand your knowledge and skills. Make sure that you really are passionate about the subject. Meet cool people with similar interests. They may even be at a similar point in life. Or if it’s an e-class, you can learn at home instead of watching TV!
Is there a cause about which you’re particularly passionate? Offer your services as a volunteer. Once again, you’ll meet like-minded people. You’ll have that good feeling that comes from helping. And you may even get a job offer doing something you really want!
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Internships are not just for college students anymore! Offer your services to a professional in your desired field. You may not get paid much (or anything), but you’ll get a free education. It worked when you were in college. Why wouldn’t it work now?
Find a part-time job that allows you to work around your main job. You’ll get on-the-job training and begin expanding your skills. You’ll have experience to put on your resume and a good reference.
Is there a business you dream of starting? Find a way to start it part-time. It may lend itself to that, naturally. Or find a way to make it work – even if you need to find a partner to cover things when you’re at your day job!
Don’t make the mistake most people make. They think about changing careers. But they don’t do anything about it.
Do something. Knowing that you’re making progress toward your dream will make your current job more bearable. After all, it’s financing your future dream! A dream which leads to BIGG success!
Here’s to your BIGG success!
George “The Professor” & Mary-Lynn
Co-Founders, BIGG Success
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