Saturday, May 30, 2009

Your Career Change Should Rely on Your Dreams - By David Couper

Today's guest article is from David Couper. David is a subject matter expert in the field of Career Change. I choose to share this article with you because of David's unique approach to dream fulfillment as it relates to your regular employment. When you go to your job every day are you also working towards your dreams? If not, why not? This is great food for thought as we do anything in our daily lives. We are either reaching for our dreams or we must question why we are doing what we are doing. Every minute. Life is too short and our time is too precious to get derailed from our goals and dreams.

Your Career Change Should Rely on Your Dreams
- By David Couper

Do you have dreams? Of course you do because you are human. But are you living those dreams? Are you making them happen? If you have answered no to the last two questions, it is time that you start living your dreams because you only live once. You get one chance to make things happen for yourself.

One way you are really going to make things work for you is through a career transition. This is because our careers more or less dominate our lives, and how we feel about our career can impact how we feel about the rest of our life. If you take your dreams and base your career off of that, then changing careers won't be so difficult. As a matter of fact, it will be more exciting than stressful.

Here is some career change advice that you can use when achieving your dreams:

* Don't just settle for any career just because it pays good money. You need something that will make you happy. The monetary factor is not always what someone needs to be happy. So don't step out on your dreams over money. Many individuals will tell you that satisfaction outweighs monetary rewards in many cases.

* Always evaluate every aspect of a new career and ask a lot of questions. This is necessary to make sure you will be doing something that you will find purpose in. If you feel like the tasks you do each day are empty, you are going to feel empty.

* One of the best ways to really make your dreams come true in a career transition is to pump up your confidence and know you can make it happen on your own. This means entering a field you have always wanted to get into by starting your own business. If you are passionate about it, you will make it happen. Just don't quit your current job today and then wonder how you're going to pay the bills tomorrow.

* Take your time. Make sure you don't get in a hurry when making your transition because that is where mistakes are made. In a few months, you may find out that things weren't exactly what you hoped they would be.

If you're not really sure what your dreams are for your career, do some career testing. This is something you can do through your local workforce development office, or you can find tests online. These tests will tell you what sectors you are suitable for based on your current skills and things you like to do.

It is very important that you do a job you like so you can feel like you accomplished something at the end of the day. And the ideal career also keeps you from mixing your work with the rest of your life when you should be focusing on other things. In other words, you are able to achieve that work-life balance that is very important to your very existence and that of your family.

About the Author:

David Couper is a career coach and writer who for the last 20 years has worked in Europe, Asia, and the USA with major organizations, including the BBC, Fuji Television, Mattel, Sony, and Warner Bros.

He has successfully coached individuals at all levels, including CEOs of major companies wanting a new challenge, frustrated souls wanting to make their dream come true, and front-line employees laid off and desperate to get a job.

David has a degree in communication, a postgraduate qualification in education, is certified in a number of training technologies, and has a master's in spiritual psychology. He has published seven books.

Visit David Couper on the web at


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