Taking Chances on a New Career
By Judi Moreo
People find jobs they are suited for when they are young. At least, they believe they find the right kind of job. But as they progress, many feel disillusioned with the career they chose, feeling it isn’t what they thought it would be.
They think about changing careers, but that often means starting over. That is a scary proposition, especially if they have been in a certain career for several years. It’s likely they have climbed the corporate ladder and are earning a pretty decent salary. Starting over is sure to require a cut in pay and that can adversely affect the life of the employee and his or her family.
Taking on a new career is not only about a cut in money, either. It also means starting over as far as the pecking order or seniority that was gained after many years in the original career. This too, can be a scary proposition. Another factor for career changers is that they are typically older. If people do decide to switch, they tend to do it in their forties or fifties. This means they have as little experience in the new career as someone just starting out and younger. That can be intimidating.
If you are considering a career change and you have thought about the scenarios above, you should know there are positives that you should consider when making your decision. The first is that money isn’t everything. Sometimes, getting out of a bad situation is enough to overcome the objection of less money. Besides, the internet makes it really easy to earn extra income, either by selling online or doing work for others. It is no longer necessary to work at a physical location when trying to earn extra money.
The second factor regarding lack of experience in the new career is the fact that it will be new for you. This can be exciting as well as scary. Think back to when you first started in your original career. Any new achievement made you feel like you could rule the world.
The third factor where you have no seniority, remind yourself that you do have work and life experience that can still be brought to the table. If you have any management experience, it can easily carry over. And you will know how to handle adverse situations better than your younger colleagues.
Staying in a career that you have grown tired of can make you bitter and take years off your life. If you have thought about taking a chance in starting a new career, remember others have done it and have made it work.
Judi Moreo is one of the most recognized personal growth trainers and coaches in the world. She is the author of 24 books including 2 international bestsellers, “You Are More Than Enough” and “Ignite the Spark.” As a personal achievement coach, hypnotherapist, and NLP practitioner, Judi will help you discover that you really are More Than Enough to achieve the success you desire. She has informed, inspired, challenged, motivated and entertained audiences in twenty-nine countries around the globe. Judi has received many awards including the Woman of Achievement, Entrepreneur; the Nevada Business Person of the Year; has been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame; and in 2020, received a HerStory Award from the Women’s Federation for World Peace. To contact Judi Moreo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-283-4567.