Do you feel stuck in a job?
Are you convinced that you are ready for a career change, but have no idea what your options are, or where to start?
Drawing from my personal story as an “Experienced Career Shifter” and Career Coach this book gives you duplicatable steps to break out of the conventional career rules, get the right mindset for success, and radically increase your chances of making the career that inspires you a reality.
Looking back, making the huge jump into the career I am now in, was not easy by any means. Before I go any further, please note that I am not advocating for you to quit your job, if you have one.
On the surface, I had a promising career in the Humanitarian Sector as a Finance professional. NGOs in Zimbabwe afforded employees a better lifestyle than most industries. It just didn’t make sense why I would even dream of walking away from that.
Despite the strong connection with my drive and purpose to be part of something greater that makes an impact in communities, inside I started feeling dissatisfaction. My work lifestyle was attributed to a chronic condition that I had developed from working long hours. The big question was if I still wanted to be there 5years later. The answer was a resounding NO!
So started looking, and I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, and could not find what set my soul on fire. One day, I saw a video about change at work, and I remember the light bulb moment as clear as day. It gave me the strength to take the leap into the unknown and be bold about it. A learnt something profound – conversations and exposures can become life-changing. So I don’t take dialogue or exposures lightly.
Clip from the Career Relevance Summit hosted by CCMAD where I was speaking on #CareerShift
The book, “Life is too short to be unhappy at work,” has the lessons I have learnt over the last 8-10years. It is designed to make your journey easier and compress the time it would take you to achieve your goal. You get a brief insight of what is it is like to take the leap and a looking back perspective. It took me years to break through my glass ceiling, but it doesn’t have to be your story too.
Take what works for you and discard what doesn’t – glean what is relevant. Some lessons are best learnt from others, than from experience. The joy is that I have deliberately made is a very quick read so that you can read and finish all fueled up to explore what a career shift would mean for you.