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4 Ways to Find a Career You Love

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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!

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Is it time to move on to a new job

Is It Time to Move On to a New Job?

Is it time to move on to a new job

How do you know when it is time to move on to a new job? Most people either move too fast or too slow. See how to get it right.

We discuss timing a change of jobs on The BIGG Success Show today. The following is a summary of our discussion.

Knowing when it’s time to move on is one of the toughest decisions we ever make. Carlin Flora writes about this in an article entitled Adieu to All That, published in Psychology Today. She says that, when thinking about moving on to a new job, there are two extreme kinds of people: quitters and lingerers.

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How To Reinvent Yourself in Today’s Fast Changing World

Reinvent yourself for BIGG Success

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We recently attended a party for a colleague who celebrated 35 years working for the same company. And during the event, even he said most people don’t experience work anniversaries like this anymore. And how many of us believe the work trends will take us back to that? Not many.

It used to be that you could settle on a career path, find a company you like, and work until retirement. But today, between the economy and disruptive technology, job security is a thing of the past. We have to be nimble, pay attention to industry trends, and be ready to shift.
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A Sign It is Time for a Career Change

A sign you need a career change for BIGG SuccessHow do you know when it is time to change careers? We found the answer thanks to a friend.

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He worked his way up in a small retail business. Now he’s a manager.

He’s an industrious person. So he started a service business on the side.

It’s been pretty demanding. But he’s made it work. Until recently…

His part-time business is doing very well. He’s attracting more clients and making more money from it.

The sign

But he’s also unconsciously demonstrating one sign that it’s time for a career change. He gets frustrated easily with his full-time job.

The hours bother him. They never did before. He doesn’t have the same patience for his co-workers. Customers irritate him more, too.

However, it goes beyond just a little frustration and irritation. He admits he has felt hurt by upset customers and employees. The things that used to roll off of him just don’t roll so fast anymore.

In those times when he’s with close friends, he expresses anger.

What it means

Subconsciously, he’s trying to rationalize his move to working his business full-time.

And he’s scared.

He’s scared because he feels like he’s setting sail and the world may be flat. It’s the great unknown.

But it really isn’t. He’s been working his business part time. It’s growing nicely. It should grow even faster when he devotes more attention to it.

And you know what? If he sees he may be a little short on cash, he can always get a temporary gig.

He could work part-time for a while if need be. And if things really don’t work out, he can always get a job.

Heck, he could probably even get his current job back.

We tend to think it’s all-or-nothing. We tend to overemphasize the risk. We tend to limit our options. We tend to think we can’t go back.

But you can probably walk back over the same bridge as long as you don’t burn it.

When you’re traveling down a road, you’ll probably see a sign if the road is closed ahead. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen that way with your career.

But there are signs. They’re usually just more subtle. It’s a feeling – or the lack thereof – that used to be there.

Ignore them to your own detriment. Pay attention to them for your BIGG success!

What signs you have you noticed when you changed careers?

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Keep Your Career Options Open to Be a Success

keeping your options open | BIGG SuccessBIGG success is life on your own terms. But sometimes life throws you a curve ball.

How can you deal with it?

The best way is to prepare for it in advance.

How can you prepare for the unexpected in advance?

By keeping your options open.

Then, if it occurs, you can face the challenge with confidence. So today, we’ll share four keys to keeping your options open.

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