It’s hard to go it on your own. Before you decide to go into business for yourself, explore the options for breaking in to your new career by gaining experience working for someone else. Don’t let anyone who is out there freelancing tell you it’s a piece of cake to find contracts and work in the “gig economy”.
Now I know, more or less, what I want to do. Let’s say I have a direction. I’m going to focus on coaching and training – leveraging my passion for organizational and people development. How and where do I begin? And by the way, I’m going to need to earn some money while I am figuring all this out. How am I going to do that?
Now that I was decided to change, I needed to figure out that elusive question: “what do I want to be” (when I grow up!). And for any recent college grads out there, believe me, it’s no easier at 40 or 50 than it is at 20. There are some differences though.
In the last year, I have been undergoing a considerable career change and transformation to coaching and training. This blog series will talk about the different stages of that change, how it came about and what I’ve learned from the experience so far. Three years ago, I was still dreaming of making a change without a clue how to go about it. I’ve come a long way baby, but there is still a long, long way to go!