31-08-2017 06:06 PM - edited 23-10-2017 02:57 PM
Everyone experiences stress in the workplace, but when the stress starts to impact cognitive functioning and our ability to maintain a well balanced and healthy lifestyle, we may start to consider our future direction.
Changing careers at any point in our lives can seem difficult. We do not know our own capabilities, realise our strength and potential in other types of work and might be scared to follow our own passions.
This topic discusses and shares stories on how we can realise our true values, own our passions and make the confident step to being honest with ourselves and change jobs. But how do we do it?
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14-11-2017 07:02 PM
Not happy at work – consider changing careers?
The job was the vessel to preserve & maintain our lifestyle, it was who, what we aspired to be. To follow or be that success story, we blindly took this as a requirement to our journey. We never took in consideration what this role is doing to our health, family or just the fact that what I spend my life triumphing is not inspiring me anymore.
I was in in the building industry for 30 odd years; I was constantly travelling weeks at time from one dead line to the next. As this took its toll in my relationships, family and health I lost who I was and felt I had no passion or commitment I felt hollow and very alone.
So my health made me change, I started in sales which was a convertible skill this gave me back my hunger to achieve results again. I found purpose understood that a career change was a possibility and looked at different opportunities I worked in retail, commercial sales of tobacco products.
And then four years ago I came across a position of Employment Consultant in Disability Services, this is my story and through this forum I may discuss my journey.
My belief is whilst I have built many amazing objects; I now assist in building individuals to achieve their goals.
14-11-2017 09:07 PM
I was forced to resign from my past workplace, as they did not want to work with someone with a mental illness and bullied me into resigning (discrimination much?). I used to work in a laboratory of a major hospital. I am now considering going into the field of social work. I have a long road of study ahead of me, I know. Am I being realistic in my goals? I am almost 40, so by the time I actually start working (presuming I find a graduate job straight out of Uni), I'll only have 15-20 years worth of employment before I hit retirement.
15-11-2017 05:23 PM
15-11-2017 05:27 PM
20-11-2017 10:48 AM
I apologise how long it has taken to respond.
Remember life is to short, to live in hope that it may get better.
Look at it this way if you find the pathway to your new career it only goes one way forward, you may trip you may struggle but you have Values that you must never forget.
I decide who I am, I will be positive and achieve my dream with my values.
I may fail but I will never quit, you are never to old.
20-11-2017 10:55 AM
Please do not feel shame for you have so much to give, there are many work from home options today in this digital world we live in.
Your role in realestate is this a sales based or Administration position.
24-11-2017 07:56 PM
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