Who has the biggest impact on your move into fulfilling work? Selina Barker explains who the most influential people around you are, how having the wrong ones can make your shift a nightmare, and how you can find the right ones to make the process easier, less stressful, and a whole lot more fun.
Terry's considered hundreds of different career ideas, but none feel inspiring enough to justify leaving his current position. He's concluded that his ideal work must be either the job he's already in, or that it's something he has no idea exists. But if you don't know something exists, how can you find it?
“I was growing deeply uncomfortable with the impact I was making...” Jonathan Wise felt increasingly disillusioned with his work. He longed to be more in tune with nature, to create positive change and to concentrate on what he believed was really important. Find out how two unusual journeys opened his eyes to a new way of life – and to a new portfolio career.
“The bragging rights just weren't worth the endless hours.” Rachel Boot had an enviable role, but little time for her friends and life outside work. A new relationship brought things sharply into focus. Now, despite still not knowing exactly where she's heading, Rachel is experimenting with new options and finally feeling more like herself. This is her mid-shift story.
“I've learnt that I can actually run a company – that I'm old enough, experienced enough and know exactly what I want to do.” Google is the last place you'd expect to be bored. Simon Douglass worked with big global clients and travelled the world, but still felt that his work lacked soul. So, he decided to strike out on his own, doing what he loved, his way. Here, he shares what it's like to bite the bullet and break out of your comfort zone.
Liam is full of thoughts, ideas and possibilities about his career change; so much so that he's paralysed. He's too drained by his busy brain to explore his options outside work, plus he has a move to a new city on the cards. What can he do to focus and move forwards?
You've put so much time and effort into your career so far. You're respected, you know what you do inside and out... you'd hate to have to start from scratch again. Natasha shares how becoming an insider in your field can help you bypass the bottom of the ladder and be taken seriously in your new industry.
“It was hard, working within a system where we weren't meant to care. I had to get out.” Nicky Chambers loved her job but was frustrated by its ever-increasing bureaucracy. Listening to her intuition, she's now building a portfolio career that feels more in line with her true calling. This is her story so far.
Alex is in a double-bind: bored where she is, yet afraid to leave for something new. Should she quit, let down her family, and risk everything she's worked so hard to get? Or should she stay put, be grateful for the good things she's got, and keep everyone happy (except, it seems, herself)?
“Like many other changes in my life, it was down to meeting the right people at the right time.” Heather Taylor Portmann loved the variety of her career, but missed learning new skills and the buzz of working with others. Now, she's found her perfect niche in a sharp team where she's learning every day. Here's how she did it and what she learned along the way.