“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” Christopher Reeve
When your job search takes longer than you hoped it would, staying motivated can be challenging to say the least. In this story, we present one man’s formula for success: inventing what you need + helping others at the same time.
Thanks to one of our readers, who is currently working her way through the Now What?® program with one of our coaches, for supplying today’s quote:
“A human being is born into this world fully equipped, not only to take care of him or herself, but also to contribute to and enlarge the well-being of the world as a whole.” Muhammad Yunus
We always encourage folks in career transition to use their imagination when finding next steps. Here George shows us how and though it seemed unlikely at the time, he does eventually land his dream job for the New York Yankees!
The elements of this story include: a lifelong love of scuba diving, a long-held desire to be an instructor, the pride of witnessing a daughter succeed, an idea that nagged for ten years, and a definitive decision. What a great example of how the unique experiences of each person’s life can come together to create meaning.
“Careers, like rockets, don’t always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working the engines.” Gary Sinise
We’ll wrap up this week’s theme of Change with some music from Mr. Bowie. Great song!
Entrepreneurship is sometimes a planned change and other times borne of necessity. This article presents five people who find themselves embarking on new endeavors and joining the nation’s fastest group of entrepreneurs: those age 55 and above.
“Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically, is true security to be found.” Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Here Amy Bloom describes the natural ambivalence that is common when it comes to change and how we can “make room at the table” for it.
“What If You’re Scared of Change?” by: Amy Bloom