Whenever I’m attempting to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone, I’m excited, of course. But also, if I’m honest, a little scared. The farther I venture away from what I already know—the more I try to flex a different set of muscles—the higher the fear level rises. I’m not unique. Many people feel this way. […]
You’ve decided. You’re reinventing yourself. You’re shifting direction. Pursuing your passion. Hooray. Except, you don’t know what to tell people. Or when to tell. Or how to explain your career change decision without sounding like you’re having a mid-life crisis. I hear you. And that’s why this seventh installment in the reinventing yourself series is all […]
When you’ve been doing something for a while, it’s natural that you become known for it. People think about you in the context of what you do for a living—whether they’re conscious of it or not. You may even be deriving some comfort from this yourself. Perhaps your job, profession or career has become like a […]
Fear of uncertainty is a key reason why people balk at pursuing a different career. Is there a way to know for sure before committing to a new path 100%? While there are no guarantees in life, we don’t have to be completely in the dark either. We can take steps to mitigate the risks.
Last week, we tackled the tricky question “Can I do this?” So this time, we’re going to address a sneaky one that often creeps into the decision-making process of someone who’s considering to reinvent himself and his career. “Am I too old to make a change?” This question is one that makes me smile whenever I […]
Plowing further into our series on career change and reinvention, we come to a simple question that many who have considered making a change have asked themselves in one shape or form: “Can I do this?” Of course, this question means a variety of different things. Do I have the skills to do what I […]