What's that saying: If you don't love something let it go? Well, that may not be the exact verbiage but you get the gist. If you don't love what you're doing from 9 to 5 five days a week then something's got to give. Try thinking back to when you started and why you started. If it was out of necessity and not passion we get it, but maybe after all these years, you deserve to be driven by what truly drives you. Food for thought.
Shouts out to…
Christi from Texas lost her job last year after spending 13 years at the same company. In the midst of the chaos, Christi decided to look at what she really wanted to do, not what she was good at doing. Christi found freedom in her new career of coaching and now has the time to enjoy the little things. “While it's easy to monetize our jobs, we rarely think about what we've given up along the way. And what I've gotten back is me.” Congratulations on returning to yourself Christi, we’re happy to hear you’re happy. Got a jump to share? We want to hear it!
On the podcast…
Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network and the host of Grammar Girl podcast. As one of Mike’s podcast inspirations, it was a real treat to chat with Mignon and have her share her jump journey. The two discuss the beginning of the podcast realm, what sparked Mignon’s entrepreneurial drive, and the cross between her love for science and writing. Tune in now to hear how Mignon went from solo podcast host to managing a network of experts whose desire to share their knowledge with the world started an online empire.
In the news…
Does success mean more money or more fulfillment? Take these four steps now to work your way toward both (Forbes). A career changer has no track record and therefore is a riskier hire. If you want to successfully make that career change, you have to minimize the employer’s risk. Here are five steps to show employers you have transferable skills (Forbes).
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