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Being resilient when you start over

Being resilient when you start over

When you walk away from your current career, be prepared to face external judgment from colleagues, friends, family, and other professionals in your sector. Most people who want change are generally motivated by internal values and priorities others can’t necessarily see, e.g., more time with family, more fulfilling work and more personal growth.

For example, landing a cushy promotion is easy to spot. However, gaining more personal fulfillment might be less obvious to the casual observer. That means you can’t get too fazed by external judgment or criticism from people on the outside looking in who think your career seems off-track.


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Change requires time, so the idea of flipping overnight from one profession to another is not realistic. Intermediate steps may be necessary.

For example, enrolling in an evening course while holding down a full-time job, working toward obtaining a certification over t...


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Moving off of a linear career path shifts you toward having a less conventional career. That means you might need to take a less conventional, more creative approach to open up opportunities.

For example, instead of relying on job boards or traditional recruiters who t...


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Changing careers is not for the faint of heart. It requires dedication and persistent commitment to creating the change you desire. It means continuing to move forward even when you feel like you’ve exhausted all of your options, making one more phone call, going to one more netw...


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The full-stop start over vs the daily reset

The full-stop start over vs the daily reset

There are two ways to think about starting over.

  • There’s the dramatic kind: a full-stop start over. A divorce happens. Start over. You’re terminated from a job. Start over. An accident happens. Start over.
  • Another type of fresh start is the daily reset....


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Starting over almost always involves making a decision with an element of risk. Whenever you walk away from anything in which you’ve invested time, you really never know if you’re going to uncover something better or worse than your current situation.

This is why moving on is often harder ...


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