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Find your inner lightbulb
If you're looking to move away from an existing career, potentially one that's well paid, you'll need some sense of purpose. Firstly, because major career change can be difficult and you'll need some guiding light, some mission, to keep you motivated and focused on where you're trying to get to. And secondly, because you'll need to be able to tell your story to sceptical potential clients or employers. Don't forget that your sense of purpose has to have some benefit to your audience, otherwise it's just a hobby.
Express your difference
Look at the area you want to get into. Whether it's management consultancy, landscape gardening or cupcake baking, a potential employer or client already has more than enough choice of suppliers or employees to choose from. The pool is full... except that every human being is unique. You need to express your uniqueness in a compelling way, which will probably not be obvious. It will take a lot of introspection, market research and you'll have to answer some tough questions. Get into the habit of looking for clues to success from outside your industry, because your competitors will tend to copy each other and this is a great way to stand out.
Just get going
Don't fall prey to perfectionism or analysis paralysis. Do something every day to get to your goal, no matter how small. Doing something wrong is better than doing nothing at all because you get feedback, and because you build the habit of achievement. If you don't actually do anything, you've just been dreaming all this time, and you're probably unhappier than before you started.
David Beir takes pictures of children that capture their spirit and he guarantees the parents will love.
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