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Career Change After 50
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Making a career change after 50 is easier when you take time to ask these pertinent questions to find what you want.

Having a desire for a career change at middle age is normal.

However, actually making a career change midlife can seem impossible or unthinkable at times.

You want more freedom and more money, yet every time you look around, you're frustrated. 

With the emphasis today on degrees, many “baby boomers” find it necessary to go back to school and spend years of their lives just trying to fit on with the younger generation who hold “sheepskins...”

All the while getting older in the process.

Do you feel it's going to be twice as hard to make your career change after 50? 

Are you asking who would be in his/her right mind to do something as bold as changing careers after doing something for most of your life?

Relax, you can believe that there are many people who still “risk it all” and make that big "after 50 career change."

Career Change After 50
Reasons

There are actually a lot of reasons why a large number of people opt to change career paths.

Some of these reasons are:
  • Burnout
  • Discontentment with current job
  • Dissatisfaction with current income
  • Industry downturn – lay offs
  • Desire for something new and different
Whatever drives you to make a career change after 50, it's still a pretty big leap...

So, you'll need help doing it.

Career Change After 50
Questions

First of all, let's get some pen and paper out and ask yourself some questions. 

The best way to “answer” these questions is to put the question at the top of a blank piece of paper, and then journal your thoughts about that question.

Let your mind run free with whatever comes up.
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After you're satisfied with your answer, move onto the next question.

If you want more help determining your answers, download my free PDF workbook, which helps you go through the process of finding what you want.  (No email required, just click this link or the image to the right.)


STEP ONE

Journal your answers to these questions:
  1. What do you want to do with your life now? 

  2. Where do you want to be in a year?

  3. How have things been for you?

  4. Do you now have the life that you always wanted?

  5. Have you been doing the things that really make you happy?

  6. Are you satisfied with your life right now?

  7. Are there things in your life right now that you want to change if only you were given a chance?

  8. Do you know your strengths? What do you think are your abilities that will aid you in creating a new career path?

  9. Do you have a reliable professional network? If not, why? What impact would a network have on your quest towards going to a new career path?

  10. Do you have the financial resources to make a change? Are you willing to attend career seminars, personal and professional career development counseling or career fairs?

  11. Lastly, what do you really want to do with your life? How would you like the rest of your life to be?

STEP TWO

Make a list of what you want from your new career and pick the top five things that are important to you.  As to these five top values, ask yourself:

Can you get these from another job, or are you ready to leave the employed life and start your own business?

Are you working for self-expression or self-fulfillment or still looking to just punch a different clock?

Do you want to help others?

Are you at your happiest when you are working alone or connected with people?

Are you working for money or fame?

Do you want to work part time and earn a six figure income?

Keep asking yourself questions to "hone in" on what's really driving you to find a career with these five values.  Whenever you get stuck, just ask "Why?" and let your thoughts run free.


STEP THREE

Next, make a list of some of the career options that you'd like to pursue. Take note of everything.

Notice if you're writing, “I can’t” and “I don’t have.”  Get rid of those words. Let yourself dream instead of setting limitations...

After all this is a positive thinking site and we do a lot of attraction work here.  What's attraction?  It's where you set your mind on something and because you're focused on it, you “attract” it into your life.

Maybe you're even ready for a Law of Attraction business where you combine your personal development with your career and travel?

Career Change After 50
Summary

Who says it cannot be done? No one!

It's still possible to make a career change after 50.

It's never too late to make that change. You just have to be aware of your options. Know your strengths and work around those positive things.

This exercise is just one of many exercises in my free PDF workbook that gives you guidance on finding what you want in life.  

For more information about making a career change after 50, check out this other article.

Midlife Career Change: Get Positive & Earn Six Figure Income  A midlife career change is a perfect time to pursue a more positive career.  Your choices, however, are limited with the downturn of the economy.  So, how do you expand yourself and still make money?


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