Mid-Life Career Change
At the age of 40, Grant was a school teacher who merely existed from one day to the next. He didn’t dislike his chosen career path, but was becoming increasingly frustrated.
The frustration made him feel irritable and he took it out on the people closest to him, leaving him even more isolated.
Bottom line is that Grant wasn’t happy. He had achieved what he wanted to as a school teacher, but felt it was time to move on and achieve new things.
How? He head a family to support, bills to pay, and kids in school. Grant found himself in a dilemma… Should he do the right thing for his family, or could he find a middle road that could see him move forward with a new career choice while at the same time fulfilling his responsibilities as the head of the household.
Helen Roberts, Career Development Coach, says in her dealings with the more than 50 000 people she has helped with career coaching, about 85% of people said they didn’t really enjoy the work they did, but kept at it because it paid the bills.
As a result many people feel trapped and become despondent with the attitude of “What’s the use?” They sink deeper into their ‘comfort-zone’ and sacrifice what could have been only because they couldn’t see a way out.
Ever heard of that saying: “Can’t see the wood from the trees”? Well, that’s why we need career and life coaches such as Helen, professionals who can help people like Grant map out his new journey with career advice and career development.
Don’t settle. The only limitations are those that you create in your own mind. Don’t become handcuffed by your circumstances. According to Helen Roberts, “it’s a decision you make”.
Life is there to be lived on your terms. “Draw a line under where you’re at and go after what it is you want.”
Allow your instinct to guide you and with the support of a life coach, begin focusing on choices that inspire you and help you tap into your full potential.
So, what are you waiting for? Get into the game today. For more information on the benefits of life coaching, visit www.career-development-coach.com. Follow this link and claim a free one-on-one coaching session. Send us your details and a career coaching expert will be in contact with you within 24 – 48 hours.
Written by Liezel Niemack