Sometimes it is difficult for the people to live with something that they never expected in their life. For example, people being stuck in a job they don’t love anymore or rather it being depressing for them. There is a holiday for celebrating romantic love, but the question arises why there is no holiday for celebrating career love and why it is not even celebrated by someone. Especially when people spend most of their day with their job that eats up around 25 percent of their waking hours.
According to Brad Shorr, writer, blogger and Internet marketing specialist, tells that a decade ago he left his corporate job that he no longer loved, he decided to follow his heart and pursue work as a marketer and writer. At times when the things were not in his favor and struggling with obstacles in the beginning, an unsettling change but later he learned something critical. Brad learned that when people love what they do, everything else has a way of falling into place.
If someone is puzzled with a thought of career change as they’ve exhausted themselves in their work, here are a few tips and methods from an expert who has been there. People are different so as the situation so Brad don’t expect all of this to apply to the people. However, if people get one useful information out of this article, Brad would be very glad that he wrote it.
- Work environment isn’t going to change to accommodate people. People can drag along for decades thinking about if the company would change this, or their boss would do that, then everything would be okay but it is nothing but a false hope. The fact is, companies are slow to accustom and often do in order to accommodate a single individual. If people do not like the culture now, they possibly are not going to like it in the future. Staying will just grind them down.
- Make sure family is on board. Career change is distressing enough, without the added stress of a spouse or others who assumes that their master gone mad. Brad said he was lucky. Even though his wife must have been anxious, she supported him up because she knew if he were happy, she’d be happy. Also because he took the time and effort to keep her involved and informed about his transition. Leaving a spouse, or other family members in the dark only cause uncertainty and anxiety, so it’s better not to be an island.
- Ready with a financial plan for the transition. The worst part of a career change is the probability of losing income for a possibly enduring period. Debt with a can be handled, but debt without a plan will lead to suffering, forcing people to make hard decisions about what compensation or job to accept. Brad’s financial IQ is bit weak; knowing this, he needed a great financial advisor who could talk about ledge when a home budget issue tends to be slipping out of control.
- Don’t turn back. The moment someone fixed the goal, work accordingly towards the goal and commit fully to the new career path never think about the old job even if it was offering job security. This may ruin the energy and attitude a person needed to find a new job.
- Keep faith. There are few things that keep people in a job they don’t love, for example for many people, security and regularity drive passively. Those things are important; he is not knocking them. But if people allow the insecurity and unpredictability of a career transition stops them; they may regret it in the upcoming years. He knows a lot of people who left good jobs and struggled through progress. They are now doing well in work because they kept holding the success with lots of patience. Things do have ways of working out if one keeps working at them.
When people love their job day in and day out, all of that happiness tends to spill over into every other part of their life.