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Today we’re taking a break.

We’ve been waist-deep in our series 7 Steps You’ve Found Your Calling, but today I want to talk about one key way to pull off a successful career change.

So many of us have hopes for doing amazing things, things that can seem ‘out there’ and so strange they could never work (we think).

But this blog is all about listening to our calling and then taking steps in response.

And if your calling involves traveling around to high schools performing stand-up comedy that gets students to talk about difficult topics with their parents, so be it. …


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1. Know Your Values

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2. Listen

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3. Make Margin

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4. Take a Step

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5. Look Both Ways

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6. Ask a Friend

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7. Imitate What You Like

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8. Plan Your Budget

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9. Think Long-Term

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10. Dream!

What principle are you ready to act on today?


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Some of us are natural planners. One time on a flight I sat next to a man like that.

In his mid-twenties, this man worked for the government. He explained that after ten years in his position, he would receive a pension and then move into private consulting as his own boss. I remember being struck by how far into the future he was thinking and strategizing.

Some folks are adept at considering what’s next, looking at things from a big-picture perspective, and planning their moves like a chess game.

Others of us…don’t do that. We might tend to live more in the moment. We adapt as we go and experience the unfolding of life with fresh eyes. For better or worse, we’ve never traveled the territory in our minds before! …

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