Let me start off by saying this, YES - it's possible!
You can get the career you have always wanted; the career that fits your interests, passions, lifestyle, AND wallet in 90 days or less.
Why do I know this? Because I did it!
Let’s go back 15 years ago, when I was divorced and a single mom raising four young children. Most moms have experienced the scenario when one child gets sick, they ALL get sick (and sometimes even I got sick).
It was so nerve wrecking having to call out from work again and again. I needed my job! But there were times I had no choice and therefore I was home nursing sick kids. I said to myself (I talk to myself a lot), “There has got to be another way!” And there was!
I knew I needed a career that fit my needs and the needs of my family. For example, I needed to be off by 3pm when the kids got home to get them off the bus and off during the summers because I couldn’t afford daycare.
I started thinking, what careers could afford me this schedule. On top of the needs of the kids, there were other things that I needed to feel nurtured in my career. Long story short, these experiences (plus a few others) have led me here.
Now do you want to know how I did it? Let me show you. :-)
1. Shift Your Mindset
Shifting your mindset is an important practice that helps you to begin thinking that you CAN and DESERVE the career of your dreams.
Our careers dictate our lifestyles; what we can afford, where we can go, and what we can do. Feeling limited is one way to help shift your mindset. No one wants to feel like they can't do exactly what they want, when they want.
More mindset shifts will come when you realize you are not happy with your current lifestyle. A new, changed mindset (or way of thinking) is what you need to get you motivated and will help drive you to spend the hours needed to put in the work and change your current situation.
2. Choose a Career that Compliments Your Lifestyle
This is where I can tell you what statistics say, but you already know the statistics. Most Americans are unhappy with their careers (most Americans have jobs, not careers--big difference).
Now here is a little work for you, but it's easy work. Ask yourself what career fits my lifestyle, passions, and interests at this very moment? Is it a career in a completely different field, is it a home-based business where you can spend more time with family, or is it a promotion that will get you the better salary and corner office?
Regardless of what it is, choose it. But the kicker is, it has to fit your current lifestyle or you will see yourself in the same predicament again in the future. If you need a little help finding what you are passionate about, take my free training on how to discover you passion and profit from it. It also comes with a really cool workbook. ;-)
3. Do the Work
What is the work of transitioning to a new career going to entail?
If you are looking for new employment, update your profiles and actively search on the major employment sites like Indeed and Monster.
If you want a promotion, keep a log of all of your accomplishments so that you can discuss them at your next annual review.
If you are want to start a business and have the money to do so, hire a business coach or someone who can point you into the right direction. If you don't have the money there are plenty of FREE resources that are available as well...whatever you want to do; do it!
This step may be the longest and most painstaking part of transitioning to a new career, i.e. new life, but it is all worth it.
Doing the work is the ONLY way you will get the results.
4. Be Fearless
Being fearless is another example of shifting your mindset. You need to be fearless because this process will provide tons of challenges and play on your fears and vulnerabilities. Charge ahead and stay positive!
One way I stay fearless is to write daily affirmations in my journal. Things that remind me of who I am and the person I am meant to be. For example:
- I am a good mother that deserves successful children.
- The money is there, I just have to tap into it.
- I can live the life that I deserve with hard work and determination.
- I am destined to be great.
When fears or obstacles come up, address them with a new affirmation. Stay resilient!
5. Ask for Help
There are so many reasons why we don’t ask for help. Asking for help doesn’t mean that you are incompetent or that your life is in ruins. It just means that you are bold enough to understand that a little assistance can get your much further than doing it alone. Why walk the long winding road if someone walked it ahead of you and can help you navigate it better.
If you'd like learn more about how you can get your career up and running so that you can begin living the life that you deserve, join my private Facebook Group Moms that Hustle for daily tips and advice from like-minded women who want to change their lives and be great!