Why People Don’t Change Careers

woman phoningIn my last blog, I listed the reasons why people don’t change careers. Too much time, too much money, and too much fear seem to be the top three reasons why people don’t change careers.

Here are 3 tips to make that career change much easier:

Too Much Time

Yes, when you change careers, extra training may be involved and that may have to be on your own time. Look into options such as online classes that are self-paced or classes that can be taken on a weekend. You can always tape favorite TV programs or reschedule certain activities.

Too Much Money

The job of your dreams may pay a lot less money, so plan ahead. Before you change careers, save some money out of each paycheck for an emergency fund when finances get tight. Cut costs further by curtailing eating out, new large purchases, or postponing that dream vacation.

Too Much Fear

Ease in slowly to your new career. Ask if you can spend a day shadowing a person who does a similar job. If possible, start part-time while keeping your old job. Easing in slowly will help lessen the fear of a career change.

The dream of starting a new career doesn’t mean that it will always be easy, but by following these 3 tips, you’ll be on to your new life in no time.


Savor Today

My devotion this morning contained a lot of food for thought. So many times, we are looking ahead to what is going to happen in the future. Things will be better when we retire, hit the lotto, or can go on that dream vacation. While there is nothing wrong with planning ahead, continually thinking about the future doesn’t allow us to savor today.

Don’t be in a hurry to move on. There is beauty, purpose, and meaning in what is happening today and the way we choose to respond. Breathe deeply and be in harmony with today. Feel today’s feelings, and solve today’s problems. Enjoy the gifts of today.

You have been given you the strength to cope with the problems of today,and that same strength will be with you when tomorrow comes. Savor today, and be grateful for all of your blessings.

Welcome to My New Blog!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Patricia Coldiron and I am a Certified Life Coach. My specialty is midlife women in transition, which can mean a job change, divorce, widowhood, retirement, volunteering, or just finding out what your passion is and how to live it.

I want to use this blog to write about everything related to health and wellness for midlife women. Some of the topics I will be discussing will include healthy eating and exercise, adjusting to widowhood/divorce, and physical problems that midlife women struggle with such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. We’ll discuss spirituality, employment, finances, and empty nest syndrome. Since I am a life coach, I will also be blogging about how life coaching can help you deal with these issues.

So sit back, fasten your seat belts, and get ready to blast off into this voyage of self-discovery!