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Five Sure Signs That Tell You To Change Careers

Five Sure Signs That Tell You To Change Careers

Whenever I look back at my previous work as an architectural technician, I still wonder how I lasted three years. Don’t get me wrong – I was not complaining about the salary. In fact, the perks (full medical benefit and a monthly stipend) were more than I could ever hope for an entry level job. It was only after three years that I realized that there was more to life than just earning money. I wanted to do something I was passionate about. I wanted to become a writer. For me, it was quite clear that architecture was not my passion. Although it took me a long time to get to that conclusion, the signs were clear. I immediately quit the industry despite having a degree in the field and headed straight for open water. Fortunately, the transition for me was seamless. I landed a freelance job as a blogger and slowly built my clientele, proving Richard McMunn’s statement about making a career change. “While things rarely go according...

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Making a Career Change in Later Life

Making a Career Change in Later Life

  “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” -Winston Churchill Countless people throughout the world wake up each morning daunted by the prospect of another long day at a job they hate.  Whether it is in a cramped cubicle, a morally questionable corporation, or a thankless underpaid position; people all-too-often endure terrible jobs for the simple reason that they feel trapped.  The prospect of unemployment is terrifying, the job market has not been strong in years, and the bills never stop piling up.  Yet, despite the perceived dangers of doing so, changing jobs later in life is not as reckless as it seems.  After all, we spend the majority of our waking lives at work.  So why allow your life to be defined by a job you detest?  If you are unhappy in your current position, here’s how to change: Adjust Your Spending Habits When people decide to shift careers late in life, it usually means they are dissatisfied with the trajectory...

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Using Strategy to Accomplish Your Dreams

Using Strategy to Accomplish Your Dreams

I bet you have some big dreams in life and you’re set on accomplishing them. And that’s awesome! In order to accomplish them, one of the most important things you need to do is to create and implement an effective strategy. Strategy plays a crucial role in making your dreams come true. Having good strategy is like setting a proper route to reach your destination, and obviously, without a proper route, you may not really get there. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to establish a coherent strategy for accomplishing their dreams. This leads them to taking chaotic actions, which don’t build up to something, or not taking action at all, which keeps them in the status quo. I’d like to share with you a step by step method for creating effective strategies and making your dreams come true. Here are the steps to follow. 1. Turn Your Dreams into Goals Dreams are nice and fancy, but they’re also not very practical because they tend to be vague. In...

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Making a Career Change in Later Life

Making a Career Change in Later Life

  “If you find a job you love, you’ll never work again” Winston Churchill Countless people throughout the world wake up each morning daunted by the prospect of another long day at a job they hate.  Whether it is in a cramped cubicle, a morally questionable corporation, or a thankless underpaid position; people all-too-often endure terrible jobs for the simple reason that they feel trapped.  The prospect of unemployment is terrifying, the job market has not been strong in years, and the bills never stop piling up.  Yet, despite the perceived dangers of doing so, changing jobs later in life is not as reckless as it seems.  After all, we spend the majority of our waking lives at work.  So why allow your life to be defined by a job you detest?  If you are unhappy in your current position, here’s how to change: Adjust Your Spending Habits When people decide to shift careers late in life, it usually means they are dissatisfied with the trajectory their lives are taking.  Money makes...

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How to Turn Your Fortune Around Following Involuntary Redundancy

How to Turn Your Fortune Around Following Involuntary Redundancy

With many of us in the grip of a recession, we’re beginning to see more and more of our friends, relatives and colleagues being forced to take voluntary redundancy. Businesses are folding, public services being reduced and fewer and fewer jobs are being posted online. If you suddenly find yourself out of work, it can be a stressful, upsetting time which can lead to despair. But overcoming unexpected redundancy is far from impossible and can in fact lead you to make life improvements. Below we’ve compiled a guide to getting the most out of your shifting fortunes, and get back on top as quickly as possible: Make a Budget You will need to adjust to living frugally. The best thing to do is ration out your redundancy pay to make sure you’ll be covered if the job search takes a while. Set up a weekly budget and rigidly stick to it. Be prepared to hunt for deals, vouchers and freebies where possible. Don’t let money add to your worries....

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Lifestyle Management Skills for the Overwhelmed Entrepreneur

Lifestyle Management Skills for the Overwhelmed Entrepreneur

The life of a driven small business owner can be both rewarding and overwhelming as achieving a high level of success comes with an assortment of responsibilities. Trying to manage career, family life, children, and social obligations often leaves very little time for self, and the pursuit of the mythical work-life balance can take its toll on your health and wellness. The following focal points will help you incorporate vital lifestyle management skills into your daily life. Time Management Doing an honest assessment of how you spend each hour of your day is a time-consuming but truly helpful activity. It offers a way for you to observe your regular activities, so you can analyze whether each activity is worth the investment in your time. If you spend time spinning your wheels on issues that could be delegated or deleted, you can be free to tackle problems that are more important to the success of your business. It can also leave you free for social and familial responsibilities such as...

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