Change after 40
Top Reasons Why People Change
change after 40 is a snap if you know you “fit the
mold” and follow what others have done before you.
you may be wondering if you're just restless or if you're really
wanting a change, and all the "positive thinking in the world" isn't
helping right now!
Relax... If you're in your 40's,
midlife career change is a very common thing. If you're like
most people your age, you're looking back and realizing how hard you've
worked “for someone else...”
that your work is void of growth and development. So, of
course, you're feeling the desire to take on a new career.
makes you different now is that you're no longer that
“impulsive” young person you used to be, so you
don't feel comfortable “taking the bull by the horns and just
You may also have children
(with college tuitions looming overhead), so you're ready to spend more
time with your family – before they wander off to college
– rather than take on a 50+ hour work week.
Change After 40
Do I fit?
do many people change their lives with a career change after 40?
take a look at the common reasons people make a career change after
40. Do you fit these questions:
“Do I need to make a career change in order to keep up with
economic or family changes - like sending the kids off to
“Have I outgrown my present job's identity? Am I
ready to take charge and move past being a 'common
employee' because I identify with being my own
“Am I ready to explore something more than what I am
“Is it time to re-connect with my youthful ambitions and
“Is it time for me to go back to work now after having 'put
my life on hold' and raised the kids?”
“Can I do my job in my sleep – so my job puts me to
“Is this a mere impulse to veer away from the trappings of my
“Am I in danger of being laid off, or have I been laid
“Have I recently had a
significant life change, such as losing a husband who was the
breadwinner, and I have to figure out a career – at my
“Have I been unhappy and unsatisfied with my current job for
“Do I desire advancement that is not available in my present
“Have I been unable to continue with my current line of work
due to illness or injury?”
TIME FREEDOM AND
“Am I tired of exchanging time for money and want to control
my own life and have more time and financial independence?”
Change After 40
you're like most people your age and ready for a career change after
40, you'll have fit the mold on many of those questions.
how do you make that all-important transition and make your age work to
In today’s job market, you
will encounter tough competition. So, it is all the more necessary
to consolidate your professional experience and maturity with your
aspirations in order to meet realistic expectations...
you could go “outside the box” and set up your own
Is that risky? Not if you do
Is that fun? It can be if you
have the right personality for it. And if you aren't a good
personality match in the beginning, you will be by the time you've done
it awhile – that's what happened for me.
it be rewarding and solve all your problems? Let's have you
answer that one:
control of your
own time would be satisfying?
think you could
enjoy relying upon your own self for your financial future?
you enjoy expanding yourself in new directions?
you learn to look at “problems” as opportunities
for growth and adventure?
If you answered yes to
most of these questions, then “yes,” you'd do great
with your own business.
If you chose a
high profit home business you'd gain:
time with family
over your own time
home businesses have turnkey marketing systems so you can get started
And the best ones are Internet based
so you can be mobile and work your business from anywhere in the world.
Change After 40
solution for most people who seek a career change after 40 is finding a
legitimate home business idea. Most home business are
successful today because the industry has evolved from “home
parties” to being worldwide through the Internet.
positive through your midlife career change is also key. When
you turn your head to the stars, at least you'll land in the clouds....
keep going until you fly!
more information on making a career change after 40, be sure to check
out this other midlife career change article:
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