There is a huge number of people out there who have worked their way toward a career, spent some years working in it and then realize that they may have made a mistake, or perhaps that they just want to do something different. What is worrying is that so few of these people actually take the decision to change careers and end up staying in a place which doesn’t make them happy.
If anyone out there is in this position then there is hope and you can change careers whenever you want, and here is how to go about it.
Allay Your Fears
The reason why most people stay in the career that doesn’t make them happy is because they can’t see a way out. They have responsibilities back home and they feel that through changing careers they may be putting this at risk. The point however is that if you are unhappy in your career, then the risk to change is going to be worthwhile, and you must allay any fears you have and start making a plan.
I switched careers 2 years ago and left my job in marketing to pursue my very own Amazon FBA business. The key to my doing this was that I had to educate myself and so I found the Nine University, a college course which was dedicated to Amazon FBA training, I checked out the Nine University review, checked out how much it would cost and I actually studied whilst I was still in my old job. Gong back to education has never been easier than it is right now and there is an abundance of online courses which you can take, that mean you can reeducate yourself before your even leave your old position.
If the career which you are in right now is more lucrative than the career which you are looking to switch to, a great idea would be to make a 1 year plan and use that year to save up as much money as you possibly can. The money isn’t the be all and end all of course, but switching and dropping your salary quickly can put unnecessary pressure on you and your family, so it is a much smarter idea to bank some cash to help with the transition.
Just Do It
Honestly the best advice I can give to anyone who wants to change their career is to plan well for it, educate yourself to give you the best possible chance of success, and then just go and do it. You will never know how happy you could be in your new career if you don’t try, and the absolute worst case scenario is that you go back a step and work in the career path which you were originally on.
Don’t accept being unhappy, work hard and switch your career if you are miserable.