Are you a professional who has lost motivation? Are you unhappy in the corporate world?
You might be doing the same work for years now, without a significant increase in satisfaction or financial reward. What started years ago as a respected job, enabling you to provide for the family, has turned into an unfulfilling routine, almost feeling like a waste of time. You might be fed up with the bureaucratic inefficiency, the endless meetings, and the daily commute.
You are dreaming of waking up inspired and eager to start the day. You want to change, but you don’t know exactly how. You might be afraid to lose the security your current job is providing.
Perhaps you even fear being too old for a career change. After all, you have reached the age of 50 and have an excuse to take it easy.
But let’s be honest for a minute. You do realize that if you do not start taking action, nothing will ever change. Same old, same old…
So let’s explore together what are the possibilities of creating a more fulfilling job in terms of purpose as much as in terms of financial reward and a better lifestyle.
Option one: Climb the ladder
The easiest option might seem to be to stay in the corporate world and climb the ladder. Become a manager to increase your impact and the financial reward. You like developing your leadership skills however, the effect on your lifestyle will be very negative. More meetings, more corporate politics, and commuting.
In addition, your company might not be one of the great few, that has developed HR support for older employees. So in this case, you might be left on your own to invest in time and money to gain the management skills, such as an MBA or similar education, needed to produce the desired change.
Option Two: Find a new job
You can also consider searching for a new job outside of your company. Make a career switch into something more meaningful and interesting, more aligned with your current values and needs.
This is a great idea, but very tough to achieve, because of the bias of age. According to the Harvard Business Review, evaluating and discriminating people based on their age is becoming our major challenge in the workplace. The statistics show that two-thirds of individuals aged 45 to 74 have experienced age-related discrimination.
Regardless of your skills and proven track record, employers see you as more expensive, less capable and less flexible than the younger candidates.
With each interview you have been declined, your confidence is deteriorating and your fear of being too old for a change is being fueled.
One way to avoid being affected by age discrimination is to become your own boss.
Option Three: Start Your Own Online Business
This is maybe the most daring, and also my favourite option because it enables you to live life on your own terms. Yes, if you have never been an entrepreneur, you will have a steep learning curve, yet this will give you the fulfilment and the meaning you were looking for.
Becoming an entrepreneur is all about getting to know yourself better, finding your purpose and how you want to impact the others around you.
I am convinced that older people have the advantage when starting their own business, because of the extensive network, rich life experience, and wisdom they have gained with time.
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- something you love
- something that gives you the opportunity to develop your leadership skills
- something that gives you financial and location freedom
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All three options will require quite some time and money investment.
Option one will bring you more impact and a higher salary.
Option two will give you a job that is more aligned with your values and current interests.
Option three will give you all the above, and much more. It will give you independence, self-confidence, and the freedom to do the things you are truly passionate about.
With option 3 you are not only getting a new job but a whole new lifestyle tailored to your own and needs and interests.
Learn more about the opportunities of creating an online income stream. Achieve financial independence and freedom to live life on your own terms!
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