How I stop worrying about failure

How I stop worrying about failure

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A big bear that used to hunt me (no, not a real one) was:

What if I fail? 

Say you're in a reasonably good position as you are. You have a job, maybe some money in the bank. Your co-workers are alright. You’ve got a nice-ish place.

Why would you risk it all for some…pipe dream?

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How good can you make your dream?

How good can you make your dream?

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I used to feel disheartened with my teachers when I would show them my work and they said: "Great, but can you do this and make it even better?" 

And I would look at them and think:

“I’ve put all my effort into this and you’re wanting MORE?"

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3 mindset shifts to help you find work you love

3 mindset shifts to help you find work you love

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I did hundreds and hundreds of exercises, read very many books and spent years changing careers before creating the vision of what I wanted. 

There are two major sticking points in a person’s quest to finding work they love.

The first is working out what you want. (Over and over people tell me what they DON’T want, but you have to turn that on its head and get specific).

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My multiple 'career changes' (and how you can avoid this)

My multiple 'career changes' (and how you can avoid this)

It was 7 years ago that I first googled 'changing careers’.  

I hadn't known what I wanted to do after University so I took a gap year, temping in Canada. It was a whirl. An adventure. And then 4 of my close friends got engaged and started getting mortgages and sending out wedding invitations and I took fright. I needed to get a proper job. Settle down. Stop messing around. 

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