Steve Harvey’s career change led him to become a very popular comedian, radio, television, film actor, and producer. But he did not always have such a bright and prosperous career. Steve Harvey had a difficult childhood and experienced many hardships before finding success.
I didn’t know I had ADHD until I started testing children. I would read their assessments and say, oh my God, this is me. I started putting the pieces together and realized this is what I have. And this is the reason that I struggled so much of my life because of ADHD. It was very helpful. They say people don’t like labels. But I find that very helpful because then you can know yourself better. And then you can make decisions from that.
Letizia Ortiz career change is something you would read in a fairy tale. She left her career in journalism to become The Queen of Spain.
Balancing playing rugby whilst taking the qualifications to become a referee was very difficult. At the end of the day, you have to sacrifice certain things to try and progress in the new job. So that was the sacrifice I decided to make. I had to make time to referee and take time to progress otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to move into that career straight away.
Stocks and Shares fascinate me immensely and do pique my interest. Previous to working here, I was shocked to see sums of cash and assets below £10,000. Soon after starting this position, I was placing trades worth up to £1m very quickly.
Being an employee was complicated for me. Life in Paris with a child was a real challenge. I needed space, nature and freedom. I spent too much time on the metro and at work, it was really difficult for me to see my child. Life was too expensive.
I believe ultimately everyone has a gut feeling or inkling that’s telling them what they want to do. Whether they say it out loud or in their head most people have something that when asked if they could, they would do for the rest of their lives. If that thing in your head isn’t what you’re doing right now, as successful as you maybe you’ll always be left with a what-if.
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.