Once you answer that nagging impulse in your heart telling you that you need a change, then there are some action steps you can take to get you headed in the right direction. This exceprt from our book; “Mange To Make Money . . . with a Career in Property Management” should prove to be helpful. I hope you enjoy it!
So you’ve decided that a change in career path is for you. You are not alone in that thought. From time to time, our economy will help us to see that our career path may be leading to a brick wall . . . or a dead end . . . QUICK . . . turn or make a change before you crash!
Making that determination is an important step, but, now what?! Moving into a different area of discipline can be challenging. What is the next step in pursuing a new career . . . a career in property management?
Let’s roll up our sleeves and see.
The first step is to explore what other careers you might be interested in. Our opinion is that we can all do OK in a career that is not necessarily in our gift set. What does that mean? Well, I believe that we were all created with gifts and natural talents that are unique to each of us.
For instance, I am well equipped for managing processes, I am creative, I am a good speaker and enjoy teaching people things that I know. Now, if I decide that I want to be a doctor, beside the obvious void in my education, do I have the God-given gift to be a doctor? Do I have the aptitude to understand the stuff I would need to learn in order to be a doctor? The answer in my case is a resounding NO.
Think with me for a minute about people who are in the wrong career paths. We’ve all run into them; they don’t really like their job and we are an imposition to them for expecting them to do their job. You know the cranky store clerk, the non-helpful customer service person. I’m not talking about someone having a bad day, I am talking about someone who is terminally unhappy in their job or in the wrong career. That would probably be me if I chose to pursue being a doctor!
The first step in this direction is to identify what it is you were gifted to do. OK well, that is like asking someone “how long is a string?”
We have created a short little construct to help you identify what it is you like to do. Now, it is impossible to learn all of our gifting from one little construct. Our gifts are like a treasure hunt; we have gifts that we may not discover for years. For instance, Kris and I only learned that we love teaching just a few years ago. But I have to say this; it was after a great deal of self-discovery coupled with chance.
You can only find this construct and other self-evaluation tools in the appendix of chapter 3 of our book. You may purchase the book as well as many other helpful property management tools at our web site: www.ManageToMakeMoney.com
Thank you for reading!