How did a chemical engineer and a supply chain analyst become YouTubers and start their own video marketing company?
It’s time to reveal our secret sauce …
One of our favorite things ever is getting (and answering) fan mail. A common question we get is, “I hate my job and desperately want to transition into a new career. But where do I even begin?”.
Good news — it’s totally doable. All it takes is a little time and dedication … and the interwebs. Lots and lots of interwebs.
And you don’t necessarily need to be at a breaking point to start implementing this stuff. Even if you’re at a super successful job you love (ugh, who are you even? JK, JK!), you still need to keep upping your game to stand out.
So what is this magical solution? 3 words — INVEST IN YOURSELF!
Here are 5 areas we’ve invested our time and money into while transitioning into a whole new career.
No, you don’t necessarily need to get a Masters’ degree to make a career switch or upgrade your skills. Sometimes, it’s as easy as taking an online course in your area of interest. For example, we took online courses in UI/UX design, Video Production, and Entrepreneurship — just enough to teach us the basics of our new line of work without a huge time or financial commitment.
True story — as a voracious reader and user or Victorian terms like “waste-paper basket” and “is he romancing her” (sorry, that last one made me throw up in my mouth a little), my mom hoped and prayed that I would be a bookworm just like her. She’d pick up an Enid Blyton book or 5 on each trip to the library hoping that maybe this time I’d finally discover my love for reading. It never worked.
But then, I bought my first iPhone and listened to my first podcast. I was hooked! Turns out, I was an information junkie all along. But I just needed the right medium. You might be the same way. So find the medium that’s right for you, whether it’s books, podcasts, audiobooks, video, etc. Then use that medium to soak up all the knowledge about your desired career path.
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That’s right — take the time to have some fun! Be in your element. Or as Donna would say, “Treat yo self”. You need to experience those little joys of life once in a while to recharge and get your mind running again.
So which of the 5 do you think you’re going to start implementing today?
Have any stories of your own you’d like to share? Or need some encouragement or career advice? We LOVE hearing from you guys and we read and respond to EVERYTHING.
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