If you’re unhappy in your job why not change careers?
Most people spend a huge percentage of their lives at work. Yet, so many of us are unhappy with our careers. We’re bored, we don’t get paid enough, we’re overworked, we dislike the job, we don’t have enough time to see our family. But, we don’t change career or jobs. Why?
Fear is one reason. People are scared of the consequences if they change careers. Not knowing how to make changes is another. What would you do and how would you do it?
The only limitations we have in life are the ones we put on ourselves
Imagine what your life would be like if you could overcome the obstacles which stand in the way to your dream career. Imagine if you could create a career that you love. A career which you can’t wait to get up for in the morning, that fills you with passion and achievement. Well, it doesn’t have to be a dream, you can do anything you want if you’re determined enough and are willing to persevere.
Discover what you really want to do
If you are currently unhappy in your job, the first thing you should aim to do is discover which career path would really make you happy. Firstly, consider that it may not be your actual career that’s making you unhappy, but just the job you are in now. Perhaps you could rethink your current career.
If you want a complete career change explore your passions, skills, experiences and the priorities in your life to help you choose a career that you really want.
Start your journey and keep motivated
The only way to change your life and career is to take action. There are some great tips to get you started and strategies to keep you motivated,especially when the going gets tough. Be easy on yourself and start with small steps but make sure these steps are persistent and consistent.
Maximise your finances to support your career change
Money can be one of the biggest reasons preventing people from changing careers. But you can change careers while earning enough to provide for yourself and your family. Look at tips and tricks for making a cheap career change and make sure you put together a financial plan so money isn’t a worry when you are mid career change.
Tips for different life stages
People need to rethink and start new careers at different times of their lives and for very different reasons. I have tried to cover some of the different obstacles that we face at different stages of our lives covering the quarter life career change and midlife career change.