Considering Making a Career Change? Read These Books First
We’ve all been there, when you are in the same office for many years and you just want something new, something more exciting. Before you make that leap of faith, consider checking out these books:
Getting There: A Book Of Mentors, by Gillian Zoe Segal
In “Getting There: A Book Of Mentors,” Segal put together a compilation of 26 stories that include former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All Wendy Kopp. This novel shed light on how some of the world’s top experts struggled and how they made it through alive. Segal really puts an emphasis on making sure you know you are not the only one going through making difficult, life-changing decisions.
When To Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want, by Mike Lewis
The author of “When To Jump: If the Job You Have Isn’t the Life You Want” Mike Lewis was an extremely successful venture capitalist, but he wasn’t happy about it. He founded When To Jump and wrote this book to share his story and help others who are going through similar situations. He was caught between a rock and a hard place, but decided to quit and pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. In this novel, Lewis highlights his deliberate planning and calculation before making such a big leap. Have you really thought your decision through? Let Lewis help by learning more about his decision making process in his book.
Worried you might monumentally fail (again)? Scared you’re making the wrong choice (again)? In “Permission to Screw Up: How I Learned to Lead By Doing (Almost Everything Wrong,” Hadeed stresses the fact that it is okay to fail and it is okay to make the wrong choice, because at the end of the day you get back up and you learn from it. In her novel, Hadeed, founder of Student Main, reflects on how several of her mishaps ended up leading her to monumental success.
Before jumping into the deep end, it is always a good idea to make sure you are equipped to handle the waters. We hope these novels can help you learn and prepare for making those tough, life-changing decisions.