1. You always have excuses - It’s someone else’s fault, the timing isn’t right, there isn’t anything out there, I’ll never be good enough, I’ll never earn enough money.
2. You have kept your professional development to technical skills within the narrow band of your current expertise.
If you imagine that in 10 years you may be bored and want to do something different (highly likely as the norm is now about 5 - 7 career changes in the course of a career) you’ll also want to develop other things such as communication, negotiation, decision making, dealing with ambiguity & emotional intelligence.
3. You have a low appetite for risk. Yes, it can feel risky changing careers - at any age.
Is there a better age to change careers? Not according to many. I’ve met people who have transitioned super successfully at any age - from 25 to 55.
There is a Chinese proverb “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.”
Don’t let your age stop you from doing the things you really want to do.
CURIOUS? I was interviewed by Gillian Wolski, Lifestyle Reporter from Ten Daily. You can read more here
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