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Q. Sometimes I just can't get moving! I want to change my life and start a new career and also get my finances in order. It just seems so overwhelming!!
A. Baby steps, baby steps! All change starts with good intentions and an action plan. You don't have to do everything overnight. Start with a large notebook or two. One for each project is the best. Pick something with a cover that inspires you! Many notebooks are available on Amazon for under $5 or your local dollar store. Write down all of your ideas for your projects.
If you want to start a new career do some investigating first. Investigating starts by asking the experts. One great resource is SCORE, retired business executives who can assist you if your dream is to be on the entrepreneurial path and start a new business. If you prefer to work for someone else in your career seek out the help of a job coach or life coach. They can be extremely helpful in giving your thoughts direction and a clear plan. Depending on what industry you want to work in seek out advice of someone who works in the that industry currently. Plan to attend some industry events and do some networking for ideas and contacts.
Getting your finances in order is also a matter of getting organized! If you have debt set up a schedule to start paying off the debt. Too much debt will leave your finances a mess. There are two options to finances, owe less or make more income. Budgeting properly will also help you to keep things in check. Sometimes we don't realize how much we're spending on small items that add up. Can you make coffee at home instead of stopping by your favorite Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts? The savings will really add up over time.
Change takes time so be patient and kind with yourself. Reward yourself with small treats for difficult things you accomplish. Take a warm bubble bath, make yourself a special cup of tea or coffee, watch a show you love on Netflix. Don't overwhelm yourself by taking on too much at once. Make a list of all the things you need to do and tackle two or three at a time. Cross off each item completed or put an X if you started but are waiting for a reply and a checkmark if you completed it. That way you can see your progress.
And don't give up hope!!! YOU are amazing, you have got this!!!