discussed the "cons" in red, and then put the positive spin to that con
“green.” Later in this article, I'll go
over some “pros” of a midlife career change.
the world is experiencing a huge financial crisis, so it's getting
harder to get jobs and change careers – especially if you are
“degree-less.” Even those with degrees,
who are younger find it difficult today to change careers.
perhaps it's time to think “outside of the box” and
put a “positive spin” to this worry. Ask
let go of
this lifeline in order to explore the world out there at this point of
Do I have to
there are “safer” less risky ways to bridge the gap
from where I am right now, to where I want to be in the
result of taking this risk – especially if I do it in
middle-aged, despite anti-discrimination laws, simply makes you less of
an asset in today’s youth-oriented market.
all about youth, spirit, vitality, energy, having a degree and
“what can you do for the company 50 hours a week?”
you “up” for that?
still “in vogue,” so to speak?
your age, you know that balance is more important than a 50-hour work
week. But that's not common in today's marketplace. So you
find yourself “behind the pack” and not fitting in
Simply put, your
“eager opportunist” to “let's have a life
because we're getting to the end of it!”
put a positive spin on this problem, ask yourself:
values do I bring to the table?”
can I find opportunities that agree with my values?”
life experience can I draw upon that will benefit others as well as
“How can I
that values my life experience and is upbeat and positive for 'over 40'
place out there for you somewhere. When you're clear on what
you want, you'll attract it (after all this is a positive thinking site
and that's what we do here.)
3. FEAR OF
midlife can be scary.
might be a time of confusion for you...
chaotic inner battles with yourself, your plans, goals, beliefs!
do you handle all this? Can you trust yourself to make such decisions
if you are so confused as to what to do?
you be sure that
whatever negativity and restlessness you’re feeling is good
enough reason to change careers?
an unknown world out there.
The answer to
Trust that by
and being clear on your purpose, you'll start attracting
opportunities. Ask yourself:
can I create the trust I need to step out of my comfort zone?”
help can I get to feel better mentally and physically so I can make my
life work the way I want?”
hypnosis or creating a personal development plan at this point in your
life could clarify your purpose, as well as help you step out of your
comfort zone gradually...
So you become
positive and work steadily toward a new goal.
so that's enough of the
“concerns.” Let's look at some of the
good things that happen when you're making a career change midlife:
Once you've accomplished your
midlife career change,
here's what you can look forward to happening:
will have gained more confidence from making the change, especially
when you've done something you didn't “think” was
have tapped into your power
source deep inside and ignited it. Once this happens, you'll
be on fire and living life again.
times, once you risk a change, you are rewarded by a larger income,
especially if your last position was monetarily stagnant.
also happens frequently at midlife is that you go into business for
yourself. This gives you autonomy, independence and true
financial freedom. You have your future in your own hands,
not the “hands of the company.”
after 50 career change is the perfect time to find your own freedom
with your own business. And these days, home businesses are
by far the best choice out there...
have matured and have “state-of-the-art” internet
marketing systems instead of the “home party”
dinosaur of the past.
And a high profit home
business allows you time with your family – simply because
Or wherever you want to be in the
world, since so many of them are Internet based now, you can operate
them from a cell phone and a laptop (from the beach.) I love
my “mobile office” that consists of a cell phone,
laptop and binder.
And when you're in business for
yourself, you don't need a “sheepskin” to validate
you as a person.
My personal choice is a personal
development home business because its focus is staying positive and
prosperous, as well as encourages personal growth and expansion.
you’ve achieved the middle point in your life, you can be
more assured of the accomplishments that you have made, and when you
“put a positive spin” on problems, you
can rally yourself to do more, especially when it comes to changing
"Twenty years from now,
disappointed by the things that you didn't do
you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail
harbor.... Explore. Dream.
Discover." - Mark Twain
more information about a career change midlife, check out this other
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