In today’s episode, Anna looks at these tips for when your career choice is met with disapproval, and how to deal with the fears, concerns and objections of your friends and family as you navigate your career transition.
Career choice met with disapproval
(1:49) “The first thing to realise is that other people’s concerns are just that: their concerns. The fact that someone else believes you can’t do this, they think you’ll be ruining your career and worries that you won’t earn enough money is in no way a reflection of your actual capabilities or the fate that awaits you if you leave your job.”
(3:39) “It’s very easy to get excited about your new ideas and plans for massive change, and to want to tell everyone what you’re up to. Don’t! At least, not at the beginning. First, because it will come as a big shock to people if it’s out of the blue like that and, second, because your ideas and plans are likely to change many times before you settle on what you really want to do. If you tell everyone each time you have a new idea, you’ll come across as being wishy-washy and unsure of yourself.”
(8:38) “As much as you can ease the concerns of your friends and family and they let you get on with what you’re doing, the reality is that they are still very much anchored in their own comfort zones. They may not be the right people to guide you, mentor you and empathise with you as you explore this new world of entrepreneurialism, location independence and whatever other ‘unconventional’ lifestyles you’re now considering. So, again, however well-meaning they might be, they can’t necessarily provide you with the tangible support that you need.”
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