How To Manage Career Change Fears

This video is for you if you are not sure what career or business to transition into.
AND you are overwhelmed by too many fears and worries.

 

Video Transcript:

One of the most important things you can do if you are a smart person in your 30s or 40s who would love to change careers or start your own business, is to

 

Be exceptionally careful and selective about what you choose to worry and think about.

And even more selective about what you choose NOT to worry or think about.

Now, why do I say this?


If you’re stuck right now in your transition it’s very likely because you are choosing to waste the majority of your head space, time, and energy on obstacles and worries…

…Much more so than you’re investing it in focusing on solutions and finding clarity.

…Does that ring a bell?

My name is Rikke Hansen, and over the last 13 years I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you change careers and start their own business.

The majority of my clients are super smart people from corporate backgrounds, and what I can tell you, is that the smarter you are the higher the likelihood that right now you’re totally sabotaging how you use your brain to either hinder, or help your transition.

Let me get inside of your head for a moment.

 

Think back to the last three months:

How much of your head space, energy, and thought process has been about thinking about why your career change might not work out?

You know, all the fears and worries you have about throwing everything away, starting from scratch, you’re too old, it’s too late, you’re not qualified or good enough.

Versus

How much of your energy, head space, and time have you actually spent focused on finding solutions and clarity…

…in terms of what is the career you actually want to transition into? Or what is the business you actually want to create?

Just do this percentage split in your head.

If you’re like most people you have probably wasted the majority of your time over on the obstacles and fear side.

Would that be right to say?

Now don’t worry, I’m not saying you shouldn’t worry at all or not be fearful.

We’re humans, we are wired for negativity. We have a negativity bias. It’s natural for us to focus on that.

But how can you even worry about something you haven’t defined yet? Right?

If you don’t yet know what career you want to transition into or what business you want to start…

…How can you even know what you need to worry about?

So, the number one piece of advice I can give to you today, and it’s one of the most important pieces of advice you will ever get when it comes to transition is this:

Figure out your WHAT before you start worrying about your HOW.

 

Because here’s the deal:

Until you have a clearly defined career path you want to move into, or you have a clearly defined business or freelancing career you want to create you’re not even going to know what the things are you need to worry about.

Phew – Doesn’t that just feel like a relief?

Right now – Unless you already know what – Your only focus right now should be squarely on figuring out WHAT is the career or business you want to transition into and should you even change careers?

Pretty much all of my programmes, whether I work one-on-one with people or whether it’s my online programmes – That is the number one thing that we focus on.

Which means that people can just 100% focus on solutions and clarity and then get really clear on their WHAT.

Once that’s clear we can look at the reality chck and what they need to worry about and how to make it happen.

Once you actually know WHAT you want to do – Your HOW becomes obvious.

So please spare yourself all of this wasted time and worry that you’re doing to yourself.

Focus on the WHAT.

Because once you know your WHAT the HOW will be clear.

So, that is the gift that I’m giving to you right now.

If you want more help around how to figure out what you want to do come over to rikke.me/kickstart

I’ve got a really good one pager for you over there. Thank you.


On Own Business

Comments

  1. Lizzie Mcphillips

    I like the solution focus, it works!
    I would like to see that you expand this to all age groups…

    • Rikke Hansen

      Hi Lizzie – Great to hear!
      My advisory experience and area of focus as a career transition advisor is with the age group I mention – But feel free to apply to other age groups – I’m focusing my advice on this particular category in order to be as specific and concrete as possible for those I help. Glad to hear you like it x

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