You probably entered the working world bright-eyed and ready to make a difference. But after a couple of years, you realize that your current job isn’t what you expected it to be, and you have grown tired of it. At this point, you and many other professionals will find themselves thinking of shifting careers. For example, CEO Meg Wheeler grew frustrated with corporate life and started One For Women, a business that aims to empower women by promoting women-owned businesses. She was the type of person who sought mentorship, advancement and challenging work – three things corporate life did not give her at that time. So she made a decision to change her career. Switching vocations is a growing trend, with a study by the University of Phoenix finding that more than half of professionals and working adults are interested in a career change.
Whether you’re planning for a jump or planning for retirement, setting yourself up financially is arguably going to be your greatest ally. Do you have a financial cushion? Are you working on reaching out to investors? Set aside some time this week to make a financial plan and get the ball rolling on your next jump!
Whether you are looking for some bonus cash or building a self-made empire, a side hustle can be the creative and empowering outlet you’re looking for. Start with what you have, use what you know, and create something you are passionate about. Take it from our community of jumpers, entrepreneurs and side hustlers, the first podcast won’t be great, the first sale may be your mom, the first employee may be your best friend. Own it and work up to greatness.
This week we’re talking bullsh*t. We want you to take a look at your life and decide what should stay and what should go. Thanks to the inspiration from our friend and this week’s When to Jump Podcast guest, Mark Manson, we are challenging ourselves and this community to take a step back and possibly take a leap. This is your reminder that you truly have only one life and you can do anything with it
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