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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TopicsAnxiety , Career Advice , Career Videos , Career Paths , Exploring Career Paths , Career Changes
Nina understands the struggle of a major career change. After snagging her first job at fourteen, she continued down the path of employment by pursuing a motley assortment of vocations. Ask her about her time in the Army, or her stint as a Harvard research guinea pig. Say hi @ninadawdles or ninasemczuk.com.More from this Author