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Changing Your Career

Workplace changes are accelerating and reinvention and multiple (different) careers are commonplace in today's working world. These factors, along with the strong desire for a better quality of life inside and outside of work, people are looking for assistance, perspective and guidance on how to handle this whirlwind of continuous change and use it to their advantage. There are times in all of our careers, when we are at a crossroads. Some of us actively seek our next step, while others wait for the next step to come to them. If you believe you can have a career that brings you excitement and fulfillment, then you will have that! Have a plan and keep with it. Don’t give up, sometimes it takes time to reach your destination. If you are thinking about changing your career, here are some steps for you to follow: Think About “What You Want” – “What makes you come alive” - You cannot get what you want until you can describe what it is. What do you see yourself doing if there were no perceived obstacles in your way?

Give yourself the freedom to brainstorm and the answers you are seeking will come. Let yourself dream. Start Exploring Your Options; take your realizations and turn them into real career choices. Begin researching, look for someone who already has the position. User your contacts and social media to reach out. See who can help you.

Start Defining your goals and break them down into smaller steps Take what you gathered from the exploratory process and write them down, place it on your calendar

1. What do I really I want? Will my choice make me feel confident and excited?

2. When I will get what I want. Give yourself a specific date to achieve your goal.

3. The actions - I will take to get there by when (be specific). Again, break them down, step by step. Implement Your Newley Created Plan Keep the momentum going. Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Persistence and forward movement is what will help you reach your goal.

Last but not least - Enjoy this journey! Applaud yourself for your hard work and effort. Congratulate on your discovery that you’ve just succeeded.