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Does this sound familiar? You’re unhappy with your current job. So while ‘working’ on today’s tedious assignment you begin to daydream about something better.
You think, hmm, maybe being a consultant would be fun. And for a few blissful minutes you picture this new life, full of sunny skies, interesting projects, happy clients, and of course, a pay raise. A peaceful smile crosses your face. Why hadn’t you thought of this before?
You furtively pull out your smart phone and start googling “consultant jobs”. In the space of less than a minute your fantasy world comes crashing down. Three to five years of experience? Starting salary less than what you’re currently making? Suddenly you remember that friend of a friend you met who was a consultant. She was miserable. All that travel. The boss from hell. You stash your phone, your head hanging just a bit lower, and return to staring blankly at the computer screen in front of you.
And the cycle continues… each week with a new idea about what’s next.
But months pass. You don’t take any action on your career change. You start to believe that you don’t know what you want, that there’s nothing out there for you, that your current miserable existence is all there is to life.