Feel like a fraud in your job? As though you're only a fraction of yourself from Monday to Friday? Or, worse, someone else altogether? This is likely affecting more than just your mood. Natasha shares a story from a career changer who inspired the term 'Half-Deck Behaviour', and explains how it could be keeping you stuck in your shift.
“I don't miss the rigid hierarchy and the constrained 'way we do things'.” Richard Eason had enjoyed his career, but knew he needed to do something different – away from the rules that had shaped so much of his working life. Here's how he made the leap, and how he swapped his uniform for, well, less conventional work attire...
Christine has an exciting idea for her future career, but she's scared to make the leap in case it all goes wrong. Is it ever worth risking everything you have for something you can't be sure of?
“I finally felt that I was correcting my career path to what it always should have been.” How often do you dismiss your inner voice that tells you what you're meant for, and follow the 'acceptable' path instead? Nami Chikhlia was stuck in work that just didn't feel right, until a trip to Japan unlocked her creative side. Here's how she made the leap – and how it felt like coming home.
In a world where the pressure to conform is all-consuming, how do you discover what you want, and then maintain the strength of mind to carve your own path? Natasha shares how to create the mindset shift you need to break the mould and stay on track for a career (and a life) you love.
Elena wants to feel excited, inspired, and proud of her career, and right now, she couldn't feel less passionate about what she does. But whenever she tries to work out what would make her happy, she comes up short. Does everyone have a passion to discover, or is she seeking something that doesn't exist?
“I wanted to be in an environment where thinking differently and taking risks were encouraged.” When redundancy finally forced Scott Cooper to make the career change he'd been longing for, he grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Now, he's created his own business and does things his way. Here's how he broke free of the corporate mindset to land the creative role he always wanted.
“I gained less job satisfaction as the years went on. I felt that I wanted to give something back to society.” Fergal Moane's financial career was fast-paced and interesting. He travelled in first class, lunched at top restaurants and enjoyed a salary to match. But the banking crisis made him realise something was missing. Find out how a local rugby club helped him find his new calling, and how he made it happen.
All Diane wants to do is meaningful work: something that makes a difference. But no matter how passionate she is, or how many jobs she applies for, she can't seem to get past her lack of experience. What can she do?