It's human nature to become paralyzed when faced with too many choices, and that can be exactly what happens when it's time to start over in your career. Once you make the decision to move on, it doesn't get any easier to pick the path forward. In fact, the feeling can be so overwhelming and the decisions can feel so momentous that plenty of people who would be better off starting over are never able to pull it off. Don't let that happen to you! Get some helpful guidance from these recent titles.
Born for This is a guide that will not only help you figure out what work you'll love, but will also go through different professional options like working in a traditional environment, becoming an entrepreneur or working out a good side job for extra income. Author Chris Guillebeau also has a good understanding that not all passions can (or should) be turned into jobs.
Risk is usually not a selling point for any professional situation, but in Risk/reward Anne Kreamer makes an argument that may leave you feeling otherwise. Full of evidence in the form of survey results and data, the author asks us to see risk as a healthy and necessary part of any professional life.
Speaking of risk: What if you left your job (willingly) without having your next step figured out? That's exactly what the author of Leap did. This memoir/field guide hybrid will really get you thinking about how our lives can be defined by our jobs, and what it means to find real fulfillment.
I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It's Not This has been updated this year. The title is so spot-on that the book doesn't need much summary: It guides you with quizzes and assessments so you get a clearer picture of what you do want.
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