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No matter what your age, it’s challenging to switch to a completely new career. However, more people are “re-careering” every day & I must speak to several successful career executives each day who are looking to do something different. Whether you want to retire from your current company & start a new adventure or whether you feel there is “more to life than this?” Here are three tips and some of my experiences to help jump-start you to success:
Be patient. This was always the hardest advice for me to follow (just ask my friends!), yet it was also my biggest area of learning. To help me I surrounded myself with the right tools to help me be patient, including leaning on my faith and reading quotes from other inspirational leaders I admire. I also invested in a consultant/coach to help me build Churchill Leadership Group.” I could have done it alone, but it likely would have taken me five times longer with a ton more errors along the way!
Remember, the average American takes 18 months to make a career transition, and 67 percent of those folks had reduced or zero income during that transition period. You can do it but you will be much more successful if you reach out and invest in the right support and help.
Jayne Jenkins – CEO Churchill Leadership Group