Sometimes the best insights come straight from the horse's mouth. Here's an article on the Business Know-how site by someone who successfully changed careers, sharing some of the things she learned along the way.
Her main points are:
Have an unstoppable belief system and the commitment to make it work.
From personal experience, I've found that this comes from tapping into who you are at the core. My belief and commitment in what I'm doing now with my Passion Catalyst work are degrees of magnitude greater than in my old marketing career.
Many heads are better than one. Network and build a strategic alliance of mentors, coaches, teachers and motivating friends.
Errrrmmmm...did someone say, "Work with Curt...?" ;)
Luck is a residue of design. You find your own luck through the opportunities you seek and act upon.
Action begets action, pure and simple. Often the result is a complete surprise (for example, you meet someone that opens up a door you never even realized was there), but it would never happen without taking steps.
Set big, crazy or even unrealistic goals to stretch yourself.
I have to admit I can find this one challenging. Every time I turn my attention to creating the huuuuuuge goals, I find myself tempering it to make it more achievable. The really big goals can seem so out of reach. But they're really just another real possibility on the spectrum of potential futures. So why not aim for them?
When you do what you love and make a difference in people’s lives, you will never have to go to work ever again.
In a word, YES!
Passion Catalyst SM