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Making A Big Career Transition

Making A Big Career Transition

  • The first step is to ask yourself why you want to change your career and risk a secure job that is your bread and butter.
  • Find ways to get a feel for your new position to better understand the new role you are considering.
  • Be honest with yourself and think with an objective mind.
  • Keep the long-term vision in mind, thinking ahead about what could happen in the next 20 or 30 years with your decision.
  • Write your future autobiography in advance, with as much detailing as possible.
  • How we spend our days is how our life turns out to be, and each hour counts.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Right Way to Make a Big Career Transition

Instead of aiming for being a bestselling author selling millions of copies, or the most popular celebrity on the planet, we need to choose the alternative path of moderate success: Having a direct connection with a thousand true, devoted fans who genuinely appreciate our work.

The ambition of having a thousand true fans(preferably paying customers) is more pragmatic and also more likely to happen.

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There is a need to assess yourself by asking the following:

  1. What is my main goal or vision?
  2. Am I doing the things that need to be done every day to achieve my main goal?
  3. Will my future self regret my current career choices?

We need to write down the steps that would make our old self proud of us, along with the problems that we may have to handle. We need to be aware, curious and adventurous in our approach.

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  • Expect people to reject your work, and don’t get bogged down by multiple rejections.
  • Remember that you just need one door to be opened for you even if ninety-nine doors are slammed shut on your face.
  • At the same time, it is good to be realistic and not set any impossible timeframes.
  • Small actions compound over time, so we need to build a consistent routine with failsafe measures.
  • You can also have a Plan B if things do not work out.

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Long-Term Thinking
  • Playing the long game puts our focus on the quality of the work, instead of being a sell-out for instant, short-term gains.
  • It requires a kind of dedication and an eye towards the future while adjusting your expectations and appreciating the present moment as well.

Instead of chasing short-term goals, we need to have patience and enjoy the journey.

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Forever Employable: Brand Yourself

As we climb up the corporate ladder, there are fewer options available, and a mid-life crisis of the corporate world comes. The reason is that the same skills that got a person hired as a young graduate are not sufficient for a senior job, in spite of the years of experience gained during the course of time.

The way out of this crisis is to be forever employable, a concept that involves continuous learning, sharing and re-purposing of one’s experience, expertise and skillsets to create a brand.

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Creating your career

Most people never make a conscious decision about their careers and end up at a certain place, due to external factors and present opportunities. Their career path wasn't carved out or planned.

Creating your career is something that most people don't think of at an early stage when they are not sure about themselves and the world around them.

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