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BUT I DONíT WANT TO BE A DENTIST
Before he became a famous painter, Paul Gaugin worked in a bank. More recently, novelist Tom Clancy started out as an insurance agent. Paul Newman was a construction worker. Many ordinary folks have made the switch lately from teacher to stockbroker, attorney to franchise owner, pastor to consultant, or dentist to mail order marketing expert.
With people living Ė and working Ė longer, we donít expect the careers we chose at 20 to necessarily fit us two and three decades later. With the volatile changes in medicine, banking, and education, many are taking a fresh look at new, more fulfilling career options.
Understanding the differences between Vocation, Career and Job can help you feel confident about making a job or career change. You can change careers and still embrace your Vocation or Mission. Just be sure to integrate these three components:
1. Skills & Abilities
2. Personality Tendencies
3. Values, Dreams & Passions
These should provide a sense of continuity even if you are changing careers. Use this to create a clear focus. Donít be misdirected just because you hear there will be new job opportunities in a certain area. If the new opportunity does not ďfitĒ you properly, you will still be frustrated in another 3-5 years. We now have computerized surveys to help you clarify these areas for yourself. For this and other resources to help in this process, call us at 888-373-7771
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