A Question About Changing Careers
This question is from a Success 2.0 Webcast we did this week:
“What is the main focus for someone to have during a career change?” Donnie
Two simple things to keep in mind with a career change, Donnie.
First, make 100% sure it’s the career you want. Dan Miller has written several great books that will help you determine this. You might want to check out No More Mondays and 48 Days To The Work You Love.
Second, go for it 100% with every ounce of passion and energy you have. Spend an extra hour every day learning about your new career by asking great questions, reading, listening, and researching the pro’s in your industry. If it’s sales-related, create as many customer interactions as you possibly can. Massive activity, combined with great listening skills and a positive attitude, will shorten your learning curve. Make sure you set weekly goals that you want to accomplish in regards to learning about your new career that are above the expectations of your company or your peers, and keep these to yourself. Much better for others to comment on your behavior than your intentions!