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Fear.less Magazine - the big 'why' and how to manage your career change fears

fearless magazine cover may 2011

Feeling fearful about your career change? Worried about your finances or jittery about potentially making the wrong move?

The latest issue of Fearless magazine shares personal stories of those who have faced their fears and overcome them - all very relevant material for anyone making a career change.

Zappo's CEO Tony Hsieh explains how he overcame his fear of public speaking. His way of tackling his fear can show how you can approach fears you may have about networking, pitching or going to interviews.

Paralympian Josh Sundsquist talks about the importance of the big ‘why’ - the motivating factor that makes you determined to meet your goals. His interview may help you if you haven’t yet been able to commit to a possible new career direction.

Writer Laura Vanderham talks about how to use your time efficiently rather than waste it (helpful if you’re using a lack of time as a reason to not change career!).

A great and inspiring read, check out Fear.less here.

Video: Sir Ken Robinson on Passion for The School Of Life

Here is a very funny and inspiring lecture by Sir Ken Robinson, about working with your passion(s). Ken’s background is in creativity in education, and he has written books about the importance of working with your natural talents. I would encourage you to watch the video the whole way through. I've also pulled out some of his key ideas that relate to career change for you to think about!

Careershifters taking part in a live online Career clinic with the Guardian this Monday!

On Monday 4th April our very own Cath will be taking part in an online live career clinic hosted by the Guardian. This is a great chance for you to ask questions about your career change or current work, as well as learn from other peoples career conundrums.

Bored, unchallenged or quite literally sick of the sight of your current boss? Find out how to get your mojo back at work in the live Q&A on 4 April. Post questions and comments here:

http://bit.ly/h6vz1y

Advice from a Musician: Tips for Pursuing an Alternative Career

drum kit

If you want to follow your passion in your new career, check out this interview with drummer and composer, Dave Price.

While he's not a career changer, he's someone who has always stuck to his own path.

Whether you want to quit the 9-5 to pursue a creative passion, start your own business, or turn a beloved hobby into a career, his insights can help support you.

Here are some highlights:

  • Only you can decide if you are good enough
  • Take every opportunity to put yourself forward without worrying about what other people might think about you
  • Be honest with yourself and with others
  • Do not allow yourself to become distracted from following your dream

Read the whole article here.

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