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Time. A typical career will take up somewhere between 20% and 60% of your meaningful adult time.
Quality of Life. Your career has a major effect on all your non-career hours.
The landscape today is made up of thousands of options and the way things work today, if there’s an option you want that’s not already out there, you can probably crea...
When assessing your chances on a certain career path, the key question is:
With enough time, could you get good enough at this game to potentially reach whatever your definition of success...
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Without these, you’ll most likely struggle hard and fail.
Don't run from your career because you've broken down in it. Running away will not solve your problems – they’ll just be repeated in the next career.
Make your situation better by repairing broken relationships, finding your voice, growing out skills, and becoming more competent. Then, when you do leave, you’ll be able to achieve the next level of success.
... that will support your transition.
Do solid research and explore your desired change with your accountant and financial consultant and experts in that career, to understand clearly, without emotion, the financial requirements necessary to support you through what can be years of transition. If there’s no money available, wait until you can access some.
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Career plans should leverage your assets, set you in direction of your aspirations, and account for the market realities.
A person with a foundation of knowledge and skills will make more money and most likely live a more meaningful life.
There’s a similar belief in start-ups: technology companies focus on learning over profitability in the early years to maximize revenue in the later years.
Prioritize plans that offer the best chance at learning about yourself and the world. Ask yourself, “Which plan offers the most learning potential?”
Any entrepreneur (and any expert on cognition / learning) will tell you that practical knowledge is best developed by doing, not just thinking or planning.
For careers, too, you don’t know what the best plan is until you try.
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