Thinking of a career change?

What’s next in your career life?

Are you tired of being in the same position for a long time? Are you looking for a career change? Or do you feel it’s time for you to quit formal employment and go into business?

Quitting your job is a step that is feared by many. It entails taking on a risk, which may either work for you or against you. So how do you ensure that you take a calculated risk, that will work for you?

Below are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself, to ensure that you don’t end up messing your life when making a career change decision.

Do you love what you are about to start doing?

One of the main reasons why people quit their jobs is because they don’t love them. Before taking on the next challenge, ask yourself this, do I love what am about to start doing?
The only way to enjoy what you are doing is to do what you love. Don’t just do it for the money or fame, you need to be engaged in something that thrills you.

Why do you want to leave your current position?

If you are not sure why you are leaving your current job, you may end up getting into the same situation that you were in your previous job/business. You need to establish this, in order to make sure that the job/business you do next is better than you previous.

What are you looking for?

Are you looking for money, fame or fulfillment? People are motivated by different things in this life. You need to know what motivates you. You need to know what will make you happy and make you look forward to going to do your job/business.

Are you ready for the next step?

This is a crucial question. There is a saying that goes like, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will lead you there. You need to be ready before you take on the next step. This will ensure that you stay motivated even when you encounter failures along the way.

Do you have a plan?

This is very crucial. You need to think about what you will be doing in your next endeavor. Write down what you will do when you start the job/business. You need to have clear goals. Not just long-term goals, but even short-term daily goals.

Do you need advice?

You need to familiarize yourself with what you are about to do. It would be very prudent to talk with people who are already doing what you want to do. This will give you a clearer view of what it takes, and will also help you to get ready for the challenge.

Ready for action?

Once you have established a plan and are ready for the next step, don’t wait anymore. You need to take action and start doing that which you desire. The more you wait, the more difficult it gets to take the step.

You’ve just got to do it.

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