Work sure feels different now, doesn’t it? It’s all these changes brought on by advanced technology, global and hyper-connectivity, new work environments, the gig economy. You name it.
And these changes aren’t stopping. If anything, they are accelerating.
Career pivots and career changes are no longer exceptions. They are no longer ‘mid-life crisis’ events. They’ve become the norm.
Career pivots and career changes are actions we must now be prepared to do to
survive thrive in a changing world of work.
But this doesn’t mean it’s all negative.
With this reality comes all kinds of opportunities too. To do something different. To create something new. To pursue what we’ve always wanted. And my personal favorite, to reach our highest potential.
We have choices now. We have options. There’s any number of new possibilities that weren’t in the realm of “I can do that” even just a few years ago.
There really is no reason to remain stuck and be miserable in a job — or a career — that no longer fits.
I created Second Breaks and AndThriving so we can all help each other — see what’s possible, test and try it on for size, and get brave to take the leap and make it happen.
My name is Lou Blaser and I’m the host and producer of Second Breaks. I’m also the founder of AndThriving, a professional network for folks who want to make a move and thrive in this new world. My background is in change strategy and implementation. I’ve carried out 4 career pivots in the course of my 20+ professional life and have always believed that in a world like ours, we all should have the ability to grow and thrive in our work.
One of my favorite quotes is by Jane Goodall: “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
Here’s to you making your kind of difference,
Some people said nice things about me. I didn’t pay them.
Lou has been an amazing advisor throughout my career profession and evolution. I most appreciate her direct, ‘no sugar-coating’ advice with the sole purpose of helping you push yourself and succeed in ways you never imagined for yourself. Having Lou as a champion as I took a leap into a radically different phase in my professional career has meant the world to me. —G. Ramirez-Elyea
Lou is one of the few people who can combine experience and deep insight with a sense of humor and personal touch. –G. Bell
I love your podcast, Lou. You are so authentic and collaborative. Thank you and keep going please. –Beatrice from iTunes
I love the way Lou’s mind works. –Sheparis from iTunes
Lou is my go-to coach for inspiration, helping me suss out my blocks so I can spring into action, and real talk. Really real talk. Like a close friend who wants nothing but the best for you. –A. Walsh