How To Pivot To A Career You Love
Anything can inspire you to get out of your current job from a life changing event to realizing you don’t want to spend 20 days a month in front of a computer. Change is hard and there are a million reasons not to take a leap of faith by changing careers or starting your own company. One of the biggest things that might be holding you back is wondering what would your parents think? Breaking down this barrier could allow you to go from being a lawyer to making adult cupcakes.
“The landscape and thought-process were a million miles away from that of when I used to work for Eagle Star,” Brisk continues. But once he’d made the change, he discovered who he really was: “I had the freedom to be creative, to offer my viewpoint on internal processes and, most of all, feel that I mattered for the first time in my career.”
In order to transition smoothly you can think about what skills you have that would transition to another industry. If you work in corporate finance looking at spreadsheets all day your skills could be useful as a marketer. Minimizing regrets in life is another great way to decide which new career you want to pursue. What is one thing you would regret not doing if you were to look 50 years ahead?
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About Shaun Archer Tatum Shaun works in corporate finance in New York City. He has done financial consulting for several start-ups and has worked at several Fortune 500 companies. He has contributed several finance/investing articles on Seeking Alpha which have been published on Yahoo! Finance.