3 Things I Wish I Knew About Making a Career Change

Sep 19, 2023 | Podcast

World at Work episode 49 3 Things I Wish I Knew About Making a Career Change

“You’re better off being decisive and making it happen than you are prolonging things even further.”

Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads in your career, knowing deep down that it’s time for a change? Recently Katie and I have a conversation diving into our experiences with career shifts, knowing many are held back from change due to fear. Despite our unique career moves, there are three similar and valuable lessons we learned in the process.

It is important to acknowledge that making a significant career change is no walk in the park. It requires time, effort, and unwavering commitment. Whether you’re starting your own business or shifting to a new role, understand that success won’t happen overnight. It’s crucial to be prepared for the steep learning curve and be willing to put in the work to reach your goals. Remember, anything worth achieving takes time, and the rewards will be worth it in the end.

Before jumping into the unknown, take the time to reflect on what you truly want to achieve and fix in your professional life. Dig deep and explore your passions, strengths, and aspirations. This self-discovery phase will not only help you align your career path with your values, but it will also provide clarity and confidence as you navigate new opportunities. Don’t rush this process; instead, embrace it as a valuable part of your journey.

When you make a big career change and enter a new environment, it’s vital to resist the urge to prove yourself immediately. Take the time to absorb the knowledge, expertise, and perspectives of those around you. By actively listening and learning from others, you can gain valuable insights and leverage the resources available to you. Remember, success comes not only from your own abilities but also from the collaborative efforts of your team.

Making a significant career change is both exciting and challenging. Take a listen to this episode to hear Katie and I really unpack the impact of these three key lessons. It’s not all reflection. We share plenty of practical advice on navigating this transformative journey successfully.

Remember, making a big change is possible, and with the right strategies, you can create the career of your dreams.

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Episode Highlights

00:00:55] Never feel fully ready, always be preparing.

[00:03:17] Making big career changes requires hard work.

[00:07:38] Don’t shift goalposts, stick with your goals.

[00:12:24] Don’t obsess over minor details, take action.

[00:16:40] Importance of persevering through challenges and change.

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