You ever notice, that getting up the nerve to take that first step is ALWAYS the hardest?
It seriously doesn’t matter what it is…the first step of a long run, the first words of a new book proposal, the first step on the scale when you KNOW you have to lose 5 pounds…
The bigger the challenge, the harder it is to start, right?
Too hard, too much discomfort…we talk ourselves out of that first step so nothing happens.
I see that a lot when women, especially well into long careers, are ready to make a career change. It feels impossible, like jumping off of a cliff.
I know. I know because I’ve been there. I was a tv news reporter and I knew I was ready for the next thing…but it took awhile before I took the first step; actually a lot of first steps: Went back to school, started teaching graduate students, did a lot of lunches and coffees, (that would be called networking).
But, once the first step was taken, the next steps were easier.
Now, you know what’s crazy? I teach students and adults how to take those first steps. Yep, I’m the Director of Career Services for the Klein College of Media and Communication.
Mostly, I help launch students, but I’m often helping adults too who are well into their careers.
When I started meeting so many women needing to make a change, I just thought it was time to create a workshop, pulling together all the life lessons of I Dare Me, Do the New, and everything you need to know to launch a job search in this crazy, chaotic environment of innovation and change.
If you are still reading this and you live in the Philadelphia area, I hope you’ll join me on April 4th for the Change Your Life: Change Your Career Workshop.
I promise to inspire you and give you a game plan of first steps, to lead to the next steps, to get you where you want to go.
Trust me. I had plenty of people cheering me on. Now, I’d like to do that for you. And it won’t cost you anything but your time.
Nothing to lose and all sorts of possibilities to gain.
RSVP as soon as you can. There are only 50 seats and half of them are gone already.
I look forward to daring you toward your next best life.