Somewhere along the line, we replace our childlike sense of curiosity and imagination with fear and self-consciousness. We defer to our “rational” brains. We make ourselves small. We hide. Let’s try something different. Something that requires us only to show up fully and have fun.
Whether you’ve committed to leave your corporate career or are still weighing the options, it’s helpful to hear from people who have made the leap. Here are 4 pieces of advice I’d give myself if I were making the transition again.
You boldly set off on your career change journey. Out of nowhere, a roadblock appears. The Career Change Rookie throws the car into reverse, taking it as a sign that what they want for their career just isn’t possible. Here’s what to do instead.
Your values provide one of the biggest keys to career happiness, whether you’re in search of a new career or trying to succeed in the one you’re in. Why? Because your values are your code. And as Omar Little taught us: everyone has a code.
Even when you’re pretty sure you need to leave your job, it can be really hard to figure out how and when to make it happen. Suddenly your job doesn’t seem so bad, and the devil you know seems like he's not such a bad guy after all.
When it comes to thinking big about career options, our brains love to make assumptions that keep us playing small. Most of those “rational” assumptions attempt to convince us why we can’t have what we want. Here's how to uncover the truth.
The global percentage of disengaged workers is 85%, according to a June 2017 Gallup poll. That’s a lot of people. Yet so many of these 85% choose to stay in a job they hate because of the paycheck. Here's what to consider if you're not one of the lucky 15%.
The truth about change is that it's rarely smooth sailing, but that doesn't mean you have to succumb to its watery depths. The trick is not about waiting for the oceans to calm; it's about becoming a skilled sailor.
Because of movies, we know that fear protects us from dangerous threats like sharks, bears, and summer camp. Because of science, we know that fear is freakin' exhausting and holds us back from the really good stuff in our career. 5 tips to help you work through it.
At some point, we shift away from valuing the perfect job, money, and status above all else. We rightly recognize the importance of purpose and meaning in our day-to-day. But how do you deal when you haven't yet found your purpose?
You may think your conscientiousness is helping you stand out, but it's actually holding you back. Chronic over-delivery keeps you in the weeds and distracts you from engaging, high-value work. Here's how to redirect that energy in a way that advances your career.
It’s a classic case of the golden handcuffs. You know that money alone is no substitute for compelling work. Yet you fear a career change means less money. Learn 3 ways to propel yourself to a purposeful career that pays.
You're ready to play a leadership role in your career, but the path is uncertain. You want to explore all the options and know the concrete steps to get there. You need a roadmap. Check out these 6 ways to explore career options and put together a solid plan.