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Following Your Heart: Leaving the Wrong Job and Creating a New Beginning

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Following Your Heart - Leaving the Wrong Job and Creating a New Beginning

Keisha Reynolds: “Have you ever taken a leap of faith in your career? What did you do? If not and you are unhappy, can you think of ways to liberate yourself?” | Image courtesy: (positivelypositive.com)

The Courage to Leave:  (Keisha Reynolds) In 2008, I was a communications consultant, making six figures and working for the federal government. Mornings were the worst. I would get dressed with a deep pain in my stomach and drive to the office with a redundant wonder—does my work matter?

Feeling Trapped, Helpless and Unremarkable

One day while searching Dr. Jane Goodall’s website, I noticed an announcement to apply for an international internship. I remember how my heart skipped. I felt pulled to international service and the off-chance I might get to visit the chimpanzees of Gombe, popularized in Dr. Goodall’s writings.

I sent in my application almost on a lark and waited. After an interview, I was soon notified I had been accepted and was invited to Tanzania, East Africa. I could have pinched myself. But what intensified the surreality of the coming experience was that the chosen six interns would actually live in Dr. Goodall’s house.

Leaving Everything to Follow Your Heart

Time was short. I had only a few weeks to leave everything, and I mean everything. How could I even consider leaving a good job, a fancy car, a house and a boyfriend? I couldn’t make sense of it. I couldn’t reconcile the desire of my heart to go and the logic of my brain to stay.

I walked around with a new pain, the pain of struggle and confusion. I prayed. I cried. I asked the opinions of my close friends and family. Then I repeated that cycle over and over again. Nothing gave me solace.

Read the full story…. positivelypositive.com

 

More resources:

https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/how-i-overcame-a-fear-of-failure-and-left-my-corp.html6 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Failure and Soar–In or Out of Corporate Life – Inc.com So many, so tired, so ready for change in their work life, but fear of failure would love for you to just, not. Fight back. …. The ideal career contains a portfolio of job opportunities, including risky ones ripe with adventure, experimentation, and …

 

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/right-job-how-do-you-know-question-tip-guide-expert-employ-workplace-company-position-a7849136.htmlHow do you know you are in the right job? This question will help – The Independent Being absolutely certain that you are pursuing the right career is on that list. Happiness and satisfaction are, annoyingly, relative. … “There is a social trend of fomo or the fear of missing out, which people need to watch out for. People make …

 

 

https://www.fool.com/careers/2017/07/15/want-a-career-change-youre-in-good-company.aspxWant a Career Change? You’re in Good Company – Motley Fool Of course, it’s one thing to want a change, but it’s another thing to pull off a career switch in practice. Moving over to a new career often … Once you decide you’re ready to switch careers, don’t let fear hold you back. You owe it to yourself to be …

 

 

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Images courtesy:  inc.com, independent.co.uk, fool.com

 

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