Ken Jeong was a full-time practicing surgeon for years before deciding to pursue acting and comedy full-time. While doing 90-hour shifts, he discovered comedy in college and then did small stand-up sets every few months.
Stephen King, the author of cult classics like It (1986) and The Shining (1977), came from a modest background. King served as a janitor at a high school before becoming one of the most creative authors of all time.
Armani left the military in 1953 to pursue a different profession. He got a job as a window dresser in a Milan shop. He began designing his clothes in the mid-1960s and founded his brand, Armani, in 1975.
I did not consider a career change until the position became available. After seeing the increase in domestic violence cases rise on the news and social media I decided I wanted to try and help and make a difference where I could.
Hazal is a journalism postgraduate. Born and raised in London, the 24-year old was faced with a painful choice during the UK’s third lockdown, along with many other struggling graduates and realised that changing her career was her only option.
The feeling of being forced out of a career you love can cause a rush of emotions, as your identity is embedded in what you do. A career for many is not just a job, but it can be a daily routine, self-esteem and self-confidence, professional identity or a feeling of control over your life.
I was very underconfident for most of my life and, it was only when I studied coaching, that I became confident – in my late forties.
A Carmelite embraces cloistered life to support and safeguard the life of prayer to which she feels called. You need to know that there is a purpose in what you are doing. As Victor Frankl writes, in Man’s Search for Meaning: “Those who have a why to live, can bear with almost any how”.
As an animal activist rights I dream about the day when the animal rights movement will be considered 100% part of a wider rights movement, including human or environmental rights.
Sometimes we know we ‘should’ change, but resist because we don’t want to. Usually, the biggest part of your life, your career, is the place where you feel most apprehension about taking leaps of faith and yet it’s where change can be needed most.