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What To Do When The Career You Want Feels Impossible To Achieve


You know what you want. Your heart yearns for it like nothing else. But it’s a long shot. There are so many people further down the path than you, how will you ever make it? You can’t bring yourself to start. Or maybe you got started, but abandoned the journey at the first hurdle because… what’s the point? Ella Bourke shares her own story and a powerful exercise to help you move forward.

From Marketing to Own Business

Steff Booth

What do you do when you fall out of love with your job and find nothing that feels even vaguely interesting in the job ads? You could do what Steff Booth did, which was to reinvent herself and launch a business where she does the things she enjoys. Here's her story.

From Banking to Business Coaching

Osmaan Sharif

Osmaan Sharif always thought he'd climb the corporate ladder. That was until a course opened his eyes to a new way of working. Now, he helps business owners to play to their strengths and experience rapid transformations of their own. Here's how he went from employee to entrepreneur.

From Research to Teaching

Image of Estefania de Torres

Estefania de Torres Socias hated her job, but was also terrified of leaping into the unknown. When she was nearly in an accident, she reassessed her life. Here's the story of what happened next and how she found a career that fits more authentically with who she is.

From Skyscrapers to Software

Image of Andrea

Andrea was frustrated by his slow-moving industry. Now he's found work that not only fulfils him, but is also better paid and has better prospects. Here, he shares how failure – and a push from a loved one – can bring surprising results.

From Customer Services to Bikes

Claire Donaldson

"I felt I was floating without purpose in a career that I had fallen into". Claire Donaldson had been scared of turning a much-loved hobby into a job – what if making a living from it killed her passion? But a eureka moment cast new light on the situation. Here's how she made her shift.