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Even Successful Career Changers Get Nervous Before Taking the Leap

Weary of the unrealistic yet oft-repeated phrase, “Jump and a net will appear?” I hear you.

Thankfully, Seth Siegel, author, businessman, and seven-time career changer, offers a different perspective. When journalist Jessica Abo asks him in an interview, “Did changing careers so many times ever give you anxiety?” Siegel immediately replies, “Every time.”

Yet he still switched paths—seven times, in fact—in spite of the inevitable uncertainty attached to it.

While it may not be the most comfortable process, if you’re not interested or enjoying what you do, Siegel says, “You owe it to yourself though, to do that exploration.” So with those words of motivation, go forth and examine yourself, your career, and your motivations.

If all three aren’t in alignment, and you’re questioning your career path now’s the time to take action.

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